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On my Arch Linux system, I installed Windows 10 afterwards. Therefore, Windows overwrote the EFI partition and I had to set it up again (because my Arch Linux uses EXT4, so Windows Boot Manager won't work). I managed to install GRUB but for some reason, the Arch installation is not detected; from GRUB, I can only boot into Windows 10.

I tried both efibootmgr and grub-install (followed by grub-mkconfig) and neither of them show results. In my boot startup, both show up as possible selections. The former brings me to GRUB, where I can select to boot Windows; and the latter seems to do nothing at all when I select it.

This is my first time using Arch Linux and my first time using UEFI, so I am at a loss here.

  • grup-update in my case i lost windows, i had only linux, and this worked for me ! – BOUKANDOURA Mhamed May 15 '17 at 8:59
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    The case you are describing occurs frequently and seems to be very different from mine. grub-update e.g. didn't do anything for me. I solved it with systemmd now. however. – Andreas T May 17 '17 at 10:51
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Since nobody has yet been able to provide an answer, may I suggest another solution: dump GRUB and use systemd-boot instead. See the Arch Wiki systemd-boot page. GRUB is not really needed on UEFI systems, and systemd-boot is much simpler to configure than GRUB.

  • Will that work with the dual boot though? According to this, GRUB and Syslinux are my only options. – Andreas T May 15 '17 at 7:57
  • Yes, it will work. The link you provided has the caption "BIOS systems", in the document "BIOS" is the opposite of "UEFI". – Johan Myréen May 15 '17 at 8:05
  • While not exactly answering my question, this solved my problem nice and easy, so I'll mark it as accepted. Thanks. – Andreas T May 17 '17 at 10:51

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