Right now I'm struggling to get my set-up working. I intended a dual boot windows 10/ linux kde plasma 5 build which are both installed on different, empty drives.

My rig:

MoBo: MSI X370 gaming pro carbon CPU: AMD Ryzen 1600x 3.2 GHZ Ram: Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR4-3200 GPU: Geforce GTX 760 4GB (to be replaced) Drive1: plextor m.2 nvme ssd 500gb [windows installed] Drive2&3: Samsung 850 evo 250GB raid1 [Linux failed to install]

If I'm missing out on any important information please let me know.

So far i followed these instructions to get my setup working: "https://youtu.be/vxepmtjmilQ" -- > I kept getting the "failed to install grub-efi to /target/ error message and everything i found on the internet so far didn't fix it. "https://youtu.be/Xw__bTvQKsY" --> for some reason my ssd's don't show up in my bios as an available option...

Gladly appretiate any help!


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I have noticed that the file that adds the efi-firmware option to the grub menu errors on some computers. grub installs but the initial grub-update to create the config file is what fails.

the file /etc/grubd/30_efi-firmware needs to be edited to remove the if/then statement. then update grub.

I've edited mine to read:

gettext_printf "Adding boot menu entry for EFI firmware configuration\n" >&2

cat << EOF
menuentry 'uefi-firmware' {

if your installer has a command prompt at the bottom. you can make this change and reinstall grub (nano is the text editor. you may have to comment out the gettext_printf line also ).

if not then, continue with out installing grub, and make the change from a LiveCD. and update grub.


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