I'm trying to set up a dual UEFI boot Windows/Arch Linux, and have already installed Windows on a GPT layout through UEFI boot. I now want to fresh install Arch Linux using GPT layout as well, and was wondering how I could do that.

More specifically, do I need to modify the content of the core install image to be able to boot from it in UEFI?

If I manage to boot in UEFI from the core install image, will it automatically set up my partitions using GPT layout?

I've read a couples of tutorial on how to set up UEFI boot with Arch, but it seems most of them considered only a situation were Arch Linux was already installed (using MBR layout?)

Thank you


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I was able to boot Arch from UEFI by using an Archboot image, and then install it on the GPT drive. Then I had to install grub2, which I installed on the same partition as the Microsoft EFI partition, and chainloaded Windows 7 bootloader from it. Thanks!

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    Hello, I'm currently trying to do the same as you, could please give some links that helped you to solve your problem ? Thanks
    – Depado
    Sep 10, 2012 at 6:42
  • Hey, I don't have them anymore, sorry. Did you make any progress since then?
    – Aeon
    Mar 7, 2013 at 21:08
  • I installed it using MBR. x)
    – Depado
    Mar 12, 2013 at 18:17
  • Aw. So no GPT? How did you deal with partitions alignment?
    – Aeon
    Mar 13, 2013 at 18:57
  • I just formated my hard drive and installed Arch. Since I don't use Windows anyway, I didn't see the point in trying to have it on my computer. So MBR was fine.
    – Depado
    Mar 20, 2013 at 7:51

It works quite well as long as you follow arch wiki steps...be sure to read carefully regarding /boot and /boot/efi, and how you want to mount them.

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