- Mar 9, 2011
- Mobile Phone
I had the same thing happening to me where I could see the linux drive icon to boot after the .plist changes, the drive clover labeled it was called vmlinuz and it would show up, I would select it, then a black screen afterwards, no progress from there. After I ran created the efi boot entry with efibootmgr it was then labeled as "Arch Linux" by clover and booted after that. It's worth noting that I've been booting an Arch Linux drive for years without having to do any of this but all of that time I was using grub. So in my head I'm thinking that Grub creates a workable efi boot entry and that Clover will correctly scan for grub. I can't be sure exactly though because as I've said all documentation is super vague on what specifications Clover is actually looking for. The bootctl method uses the systemd bootloader rather than Grub which also means you're not getting the fallback kernel option in case a kernel update breaks the system. Something I haven't seen happen even after years of using Arch but this can seemingly be easily added with another boot entry option pointing to the fallback image. If I get that fallback image option working and do some more testing I'll do a proper writeup tutorial so I'm not just guessing at what works.Don't know where my brain went on that script. Shows what happens when you try something when you are not awake yet.
I just did the bootctl install following the guide by Gloriouseggroll - installing by rote. Not familiar enough with Arch Linux to know what is installed by default and what needs installed separately. I did decide to keep the drive as is and explore what Arch offers as opposed to Debian or Ubuntu.
I do have the penguin icon as a result of the config.plist edit, but it will not boot yet - suspect I need that script run. Will try that when I get home from work today (gonna be a loooonnnggg 12 hours!)
A couple of things definitely need to change: the background and the lock screen pics are horrible.
I looked through the settings to see what I could change them to, but could find no way to add other pics - can I just drag and drop onto the selection window or is there a path to where they are stored you can give me?
As far as wanting to change background and lockscreen pics... Are you referring to the Desktop Environment when you boot Linux? If so what Desktop Environment is it?
Edit: I just referenced the video that you said you followed, looks like he installed gnome as the Desktop Environment. I'm not super familiar with Gnome, I'm currently using Cinnamon. If you're not liking Gnome Desktop you can do a "sudo pacman -S cinnamon" to install the Cinnamon Environment and it should then be an option in your login settings to choose Cinnamon rather than Gnome.