Reinstall GRUB2 with arch linux live cd / usb key

So I had to reinstall my Windows 8 in my dual boot system with Arch Linux. After the reinstall I had the default boot manager of Windows back in place of GRUB2.

My way to fix it, was to install on my USB key the current live CD of archlinux Download here. Burn it to CD or copy it to your USB key with

    dd bs=4M if=/path/to/archlinux.iso of=/dev/sdx

After the installing of the live CD to my USB key. I was restarting my PC to boot from it. Afterwards I got the default arch Linux shell.


  1. I was creating a root point for my root disk in /mnt/root/
    mkdir /mnt/root/
  1. Now I can mount the root partition to this point
    mount /dev/sdXX /mnt/root
  1. Now I had to change the root. This command also adds the necessary folders like (proc, dev,…)
    arch-chroot /mnt/root
  1. I have a separate boot partition so I had to mount this also to my chroot system
    mount /boot
  1. Regenerate the grub.cfg
    grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
  1. So, it’s nearly done! I had only to install Grub back in the MBR
    grub-install /dev/sdXX

Last not but least. Rebooted and it was working

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