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Offline fox

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Re: Install of Arch on a Dell xps 13 (Broadcom wifi)
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2017, 09:14:26 am »
Sorry I misunderstood. Yes, Arch keeps old kernels, but they are removed when you update. I could have rectified my problem by installing another kernel with an ethernet connection and enabling it at startup (or removing the new kernel altogether). Since the older kernel wasn't retained, I doubt if it would appear on the Arch grub menu. I can't say for sure because I don't use the Arch grub menu. I use refind, a bootloader that sees Linux, MacOS and Windows installations and allows you to boot into any of these.
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Re: Install of Arch on a Dell xps 13 (Broadcom wifi)
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2017, 11:04:41 am »
I think that I tried to use refind. Apparently, it only works with EFI unless I'm mistaken. I have EFI on my desktop and laptop now but it's not enabled on either and my understanding is that you have to enable it before you install the OS.
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Re: Install of Arch on a Dell xps 13 (Broadcom wifi)
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2017, 04:03:15 pm »
I'm not sure, but I think you are right about EFI. I certainly have it on my Macs that I use refind with.
Mac user running Ubuntu 16.04 (Unity, Gnome) and Arch on Dell XPS 13 (4gb RAM, 250gb SSD)
Ubuntu 17.04 on 2011 iMac
Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.2 on "late 2015" 5k iMac

 

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