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Fedora 25 crashed

asked 2017-04-17 23:39:47 -0600

I've just moved to Fedora recently. I found that Fedora is a bit hard to work with but everything was quite fine. I tried to install grub customizer through software center didn't work as it told me that something is missing (libssl or something). I downloaded an openssl package, which was .rpm, and installed it via software center. The installation went just fine until it reaches 90%. I opened the Activity launcher (sorry idk how to call it) and all the applications both my dock and the "All" sections disappeared, and it only showed my running applications. Search function didn't work either as it couldn't find anything. I couldn't start anything, even Settings app (through the top right menu, or the power menu). I tried to restart Fedora and voila, GRUB is gone. There's no listed operations, no Fedora, just grub:>_. Luckily I got through GRUB and booted Windows by typing "exit". Tbh I didn't know what I had done wrong. Please help me.

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Are you set for uefi or legacy boot in your bios? Do you get a message about grub rescue mode, or just the grub prompt?

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2017-04-18 08:55:55 -0600 )edit

A general advise for when you get your system booting again: don't use Gnome Software. Use dnf to search, list, install, and remove software.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-04-18 09:41:45 -0600 )edit

@steveebey73742: My bios is currently set to UEFI. And when it boots into grub this thing shows up: " GNU GRUB version 2.02~beta2-36ubuntu3.0 Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported...

grub> | (blinking cursor)

@florian: Thanks for your advice. I tried yum to search for grub-customizer and got it installed but it didn't open. Installing via Gnome software says that something is missing, probably the "lib" thing that I've mentioned. I didn't know what to do @@

Daniel Roussielle gravatar imageDaniel Roussielle ( 2017-04-18 09:50:10 -0600 )edit

Two choices, use a livecd to boot, and try to reinstall grub or 2nd choice, reinstall grub from the grub prompt, as long as you know the dev/xxx of the boot drive. grub2-install /dev/sd? to put it on the correct hard drive.

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2017-04-18 16:40:30 -0600 )edit

@steveebey73742, do not use grub2-install on a UEFI system!

ssieb gravatar imagessieb ( 2017-04-19 14:47:50 -0600 )edit

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answered 2017-04-19 14:46:49 -0600

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updated 2017-04-19 14:48:48 -0600

How did you install grub-customizer from yum when Gnome software wouldn't do it? Also, you downloaded a random openssl rpm and installed it? That likely messed up most of the software on your system. I would highly recommend just reinstalling Fedora as it will be difficult to fix it now.

The other strange thing is that you have a Ubuntu grub installed. Did you have (or do you still have) Ubuntu installed on this system as well?

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