User talk:Altercation/Bullet Proof Arch Install

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Just wanted to say those partitioning tables are pretty cool. And their source is readable at that! Cheers -- Alad (talk) 09:22, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

Thanks User:Alad, they took me a while! Still some cleanup to do, but I felt that there needed to be a visual to make things clear. Appreciate the feedback. -Ethan


Hm, install works fine but I can't boot. Could you add an EFI boot section? I tried with efibootmgr and systed-boot but somehow I don't know how to properly get my root partition. Dreivier (talk) 15:00, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

--> solved it and will post my solution latern on Dreivier (talk) 08:00, 10 January 2017 (UTC) --> here it is:

System partition type shows 8200 Linux Swap should this be 8300 Linux filesystem ?

sgdisk --zap-all /dev/sda

sgdisk --clear \

      --new=1:0:+550MiB --typecode=1:ef00 --change-name=1:EFI \
      --new=2:0:+12GiB  --typecode=2:8200 --change-name=2:swap \
      --new=3:0:0       --typecode=2:8200 --change-name=3:system \


sgdisk --zap-all /dev/sda

sgdisk --clear \

      --new=1:0:+550MiB --typecode=1:ef00 --change-name=1:EFI \
      --new=2:0:+12GiB  --typecode=2:8200 --change-name=2:swap \
      --new=3:0:0       --typecode=2:8300 --change-name=3:system \

It's repeated as that through out the document would have to change in multiple locations if not correct.

Seems to be missing in the write up mkdir /mnt/boot for efi also missing in the command review at the end.

—This unsigned comment is by NonaSuomy (talk) 20:39, 14 June 2017‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Error with boot partition labeled as EFI

I'm just posting this to prevent future errors,

apparently is wide common having a boot partition labeled as EFI, so last day I had a windows installed in an USB ssd that "hijacked" my boot partition and was mounted instead the real one; after updating and regenerating mkinitcpio that created a huge mess. Maybe it would be usefull label boot partition as another name to prevent this.

—This unsigned comment is by Thongil (talk) 13:09, 31 December 2018‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Mounting btrfs root subvolume

Using my laptop to mount the root subvolume with the mount -t btrfs -o subvol=root,$o_btrfs LABEL=system /mnt command returns this error: [ 3545.459506 ] BTRFS error(device dm-0): open_ctree failed

mount: /mnt: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/mapper/system, missing codepage or helper program or other error.

I did everything as described here apart from the swap partition and the home subvolume, as I want that on another disk.

EDIT: I rebooted my machine and it went on flawlessly without errors the second time.

—This unsigned comment is by Lorecast162 (talk) 12:41, 13 January 2020‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!