How would you (sanely) dual boot Arch with other distros?

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  • zfsbootmenu

    ZFS Bootloader for root-on-ZFS systems with support for snapshots and native full disk encryption

    Every installer and manual assumes you're installing just one distribution. Thus the initramfs kernel pairs all get dumped in the root of /boot as a matter of course. What I'd like to achieve is a clean separation boot environments without partition hell. Currently the only project that aims to deliver this is the zfsbootmenu bootloader - you can (if everything is to spec) just drop a zfs dataset into your pool into your pool and it will autodetect it and boot it (and decypt and rellback snapshots and whatever). This is the only truly sane solution because it allows for the full encapsulation of the boot environment from the bootloader, and in a sane world this is what other Linux bootloaders would aim to do.

  • alis

    Arch Linux Install Script (or alis, also known as the Arch Linux executable installation guide and wiki) installs an unattended, automated and customized Arch Linux system.

    Sorry I can't help but I wanted to say I was able to manually set up my partition using parted on the arch installer and this script allowed me to choose the boot and root partition https://github.com/picodotdev/alis

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