Before I install Arch on bare metal...few questions

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Thu Jan 20 13:00:15 UTC 2022

On Thu, Jan 20, 2022 at 12:50:50PM +0000, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> So more questions that I didn't get around to asking earlier and thought of
> after sending that first message
> 1. I've run into this (mostly) on a VM, but is there an advantage of grub
> over system-d boot? I've never got a VM to boot using grub so I'm not sure
> how it'd afect bare metal

no. I am using sd-boot everywhere.

> 2. From an A-A11y perspective. I'm noting down what I need. Here's my
> current list
> alsa-utils espeakup orca speech-dispatcher
> Is that all I need for a working DE like Gnome or Mate, i.e. can I just
> install those four packages, dependencies, and and end up with a working
> system?

I think yes.

> I don't really want to nuke my Solus install until I know Arch is working,
> but equally I don't want to overdo installing stuff and get swampd with a
> hundred updates every day for an extreme example. I've managed to pare it
> down to one or two with a lean, minimal system. Hopefully I can replicate
> that on bare metal
> So given I've Solus on /dev/sda, and I put Arch on /dev/sdb for example,
> would I need to install Grub to be able to swap between the two installed
> OSes as needed? I'm not 100% sure if installing Grub as part of the Arch
> install will break being able to boot into Solus though

if you hav efi - you don't need grub to switch between oses.

Sincerely, Alexander

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