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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.
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Ubuntu 18.04 (Unity, Gnome) and Arch on Dell XPS 13