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

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Thu Jan 20 13:19:49 UTC 2022

So let me get this straight. I'm on a 64bit UEFI system. Solus, IIRC, 
comes with Grub.

You're saying I don't need GRUB to swap between OSes so I can have 
sdboot with Arch on /dev/sdb and Solus on /dev/sda?

So next logical question.

What's the best way to be able to access my Solus disk when I do install 
Arch, ensure it's the same file system and it should all work fine or?

On 1/20/22 13:00, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> 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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