I recently purchased an Aspire XC600, but am having trouble installing Arch. I haven't installed on UEFI before. I want Arch as the only OS on the disk.
I wrote the Archboot x86_64 image to a USB stick and booted from it successfully. The booting had to be done through a compatibility layer.
In the "Install Bootloader" step, I chose UEFI_x86_64, EFISTUB and GUMMIBOOT_UEFI. Gummiboot setup aborts with this error:
error setting up gummiboot-efi
I don't think I'm in EFI mode, because:
# modprobe efivars # efibootmgr Fatal: couldn't open either sysfs or procfs directories for accessing EFI variables. Try 'modprobe efivars' as root. #
Is the problem that I'm not in EFI mode? How can I fix that, as the USB drive can't be booted from in EFI mode? vc7 doesn't show any extra info.