Hey guys. Been off linux for a while but went and tried to install it, I set down for arch labs, seems like a good cross between real arch and simple installation (with drivers and such).
The archlabs installer doesn’t support built-in btrfs partitioning. I might not need btrfs, but want to spice it up for the fun of it. But I found a guide (https://github.com/Baumgartl/archlabs-btrfs) which showed how to make the partitions and then mount them. The installer will then go about and install.
First, I got an error, about linux zen (which I chose) and something not found. Instead of cleaning the partitions I mounted them and installed again (which I probably shouldn’t have) and stock kernel. But what I have problem with is EFI. I tried so much, chrooting and grub install. Making a config in /boot/grub, one in /boot/efi/grub, one in /boot/efi/efi/grub. Haha, it’s totally cluttered, there’s like a hundred files in there (P.S how do I clean it?).
Thing is, I even tried Antergos and ■■■■ [haha], but Grub always messed up, even before this complicated btrfs install. Btw Windows boots totally fine, so my efi partition isn’t ffckd, just grub. And I actually installed OS on ext4 the first time, and used built in installer partitioning, it worked. Idk if it worked because of ext4, or it worked because it was the first time I installed GRUB, which was clean at the point.
Now, in the latest instance, I can boot into grub. But to the command line. Grub is totally confused as to which dir to point. I tried “set prefix” to some of the possible directories. Only one of them worked, I think /boot/efi/efi/grub, and it came to the OS list. But it had 10 “Arch Linux” posts, none of them worked. It always said there’s no linux.mod. And it doesn’t look like it’s the right directory, i.e. with my latest archlabs install.
First thing I should do is probably clean it up (EFI). Then reset the btrfs partitions, and try a clean install. Any other tips about btrfs?
Another thing: if I want to install grub to efi, even with installers, should I mount the boot partition to /mnt/boot or /mnt/boot/efi? If I mount to /boot, it will still have a /boot/EFI folder, in contrast to having a /boot/efi/EFI folder.