User:Sporadiccrash

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Introduction

I am a Dell Latitude E7440 User. Had installed Arch Linux once in 2008 on a Athlon XP 2800+ machine. Now using Lubuntu but preparing the laptop for multi-boot for Arch Linux and Lubuntu.

Configuration

UEFI options

  • SecureBoot: enabled
  • Virtualization: enabled
  • TPM: enabled
  • Bluetooth: disabled

Partitions

  • /dev/sda1 GRUB EFI secureboot loader shimx64.efi
  • /dev/sda2 swap
  • /dev/sda3 unused 8 GB - for future RAM upgrade to 16 GB
  • /dev/sda4 user data directory
  • /dev/sda5 Lubuntu 19.04 - mounted /dev/sda1 as /boot/efi
  • Unused area - to be partitioned as /dev/sda6 (Arch Linux) and /dev/sda7 (another distro)

Multi-Boot of Arch Linux and Lubuntu

  • Lubuntu installed first, /boot/efi contains Ubuntu EFI stub.
  • Arch Linux to be installed into /dev/sda6. Since /boot/efi is coming from /dev/sda1, /boot of Arch Linux will be /dev/sda6. Since /boot of Lubuntu is on /dev/sda5, both /boot directories cannot conflict.
  • A custom GRUB menu to be created in /etc/grub.d/ so that Lubuntu can find Arch.
  • I am trying to find a way how to create a maintenance-free top-level Grub configuration menu.