• Cannot boot after fresh install


    Hi,

    I have done a fresh install of Antergos 17.6 with XFCE. But when I boot after installing, it does not work. I have the following error message in Legacy or UEFI BIOS mode:

    Operating System Not Found
    

    The laptop is a Sony Vaio SVS1312C5E.

    How can I solve this problem?

    Thanks

  • what do you choose on installing to use as bootloader, and do you choose automatic partition?

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  • @joekamprad
    Well I tried several things:

    • Automatic partitions
    • Manual partitions with GRUB
      • Table as GPT
      • Table as MBR
    • Manual partitions with systemd and GPT

    It simply does not accept it.

    To test if UEFI would work, I have just installed elementaryOS successfully. It is booting fine. Would there be a way to overwrite the elementaryOS install with an antergos?

  • You can simple reinstall/repair the Uefi Boot Grub stuff:

    https://antergos.com/wiki/miscellaneous/how-to-fix-grub-with-efi-boot/

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  • @joekamprad
    Thanks, will try this!

  • @joekamprad

    Would you know which should be the flags for the boot and EFI partitions? I currently have:

    /boot          ext4         boot,esp
    /boot/efi      FAT32        boot,esp
    

    This seems odd to me.

  • /boot/efi is not a partition it is where the Efi-boot (fat) partition will be mounted.

    But better show me what

    $ sudo fdisk -l
    

    Show you

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  • @joekamprad
    Yes, I agree. I have the following:

    /dev/sda1    512MB   EFI System
    /dev/sda2    446GB   Linux filesystem
    
  • yea and /dev/sda1 = fat32 /dev/sda2 = ext4
    and ;)

    /dev/sda2 is mounted as /boot /dev/sda1 will be mounted as /boot/efi

    /dev/sda1 512MB EFI System is where EFI Boot look for a bootable system

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  • @joekamprad
    I have just performed a clean automatic install of antergos with GRUB installed on /dev/sda. The command disk -l gives:

    /dev/sda1     /boot/efi    200M    fat32    EFI system    boot,esp
    /dev/sda2     /boot        256M    ext4     Linux FS
    /dev/sda3     /            440G    ext4     Linux FS
    /dev/sda4                  5.8G    swapv1   Linux FS
    

    In /boot/grub/grub.cfg, I can see the antergos menus. But when I boot, I have Operating System Not Found as if my machine could not find the EFI partition.

  • You need to tell the EFI-Bios to start from there, secure boot needs to be disabled, and Antergos_Grub needs to be added to boot menue, all from EFI-Bios

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  • @joekamprad said in Cannot boot after fresh install:

    You need to tell the EFI-Bios to start from there

    How can I do this?

    secure boot needs to be disabled

    Done

    Antergos_Grub needs to be added to boot menu

    How can I do this?

    EFI-Bios

    Where is it?

    Sorry for such noobs questions. It is the first time I want to setup EFI (generally I give up before)…

  • Me never setup an EFI System ;)
    EFI is what the Bios was before, so you need to check on startup to go into the menu and search for boot settings somehow, every producer have their own menu and all different names for everything inside…

    Bootup procedure/sequence …

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  • @joekamprad
    OK. I had a look but could not find anything. What I find very odd is that ElementaryOS does work perfectly fine out of the box.

    I have reported this as a bug in cnchi.

    Thanks for your help.

  • Would have been nice to see what files is written inside the EFI-Boot partition, looks like that Grub from Antergos do not write there…

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  • @joekamprad said in Cannot boot after fresh install:

    Would have been nice to see what files is written inside the EFI-Boot partition, looks like that Grub from Antergos do not write there…

    @developers

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  • @blacksad said in Cannot boot after fresh install:

    EFI-Bios

    Where is it?

    It is just your normal “BIOS” on your computer, only it’s technically not your “BIOS” because we are using a computer with UEFI capabilities. As far as I know, there is not an official name for the new “BIOS”. However, it still looks and works exactly the same.

    Antergos_Grub needs to be added to boot menu

    How can I do this?

    It should be (at least on my computer it was) automatically put there upon installation. I don’t know how to do it manually though:wink:

    Keep trying, never give up. In the end, you will find that it was all worth it

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  • For partitioning though, have you taken a look at this article?

    Keep trying, never give up. In the end, you will find that it was all worth it

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  • @Keegan
    Thanks. My “modern BIOS”/UEFI does not allow me to specify anything except legacy or UEFI.

  • @Keegan
    I did not but I did almost exactly the same. I don’t have a windows installation to start with.
    What buggers me is that elementaryOS does work fine.

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