Fedora 19 doesn't boot to GNOME desktop after installation to a HD

asked 2013-05-28 02:53:42 -0600

hawkfeather gravatar image

updated 2013-05-30 05:27:34 -0600

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

I've twice tried to install the 32-bit version of Fedora 19 to a hard drive from a live DVD and all I've gotten on each 1st bootup is a GRUB prompt. On both installation attempts I marked the HD as a boot device, but to no avail. The live media boots straight to the GNOME desktop without difficulty.

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Can you please post more information? Did the install complete properly? Are you using a UEFI etc system?

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2013-05-28 11:41:45 -0600 )edit

Yes, both installations had obviously completed successfully, otherwise my question would be why they didn't. On both instances, the installer displayed a message saying the installation had completed successfully and all that was left to do was reboot. And I don't know what a UEFI system is, but I'm using a Dell Inspiron 8600, i386 architecture, with 2G of RAM and a 1.6GHz Pentium M processor.

hawkfeather gravatar imagehawkfeather ( 2013-05-29 03:02:47 -0600 )edit

You need to know whether your system is using secure boot or not. Try the steps here:

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2013-05-30 05:30:47 -0600 )edit

Am I missing something? I don't see any steps listed. At any rate, I don't believe my system uses Secure Boot. I've never seen anything of the kind in the BIOS menu, and I've never used any Microsoft OS on this system.

hawkfeather gravatar imagehawkfeather ( 2013-06-01 12:42:57 -0600 )edit