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installing fedora 17 after Windows 8

asked 2014-01-19 01:09:59 -0500

neel gravatar image

updated 2014-02-15 20:50:52 -0500

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Hi I recently bought an HP Pavilion G6-2313AX Laptop. Which ships with FreeDOS.

I first partitioned it with old Ubuntu Live Disk to partition (I didn't have GParted CD on hand). There was an existing partition of 900 MB EFI System Partition . I don't know why this partition is required as the laptop doesn't ship with windows 8 pre installed. However I didn't delete that partition, I was afraid I've never heard of such beast. Windows 8 installation went just fine.

Now I am trying to install Fedora 17 on another primary partition next to Windows 8 NTFS partition.

Its is giving error after Partition manager Next.

you have not created a bootloader stage1 target device
sdb2 must have one of the following disklabel types: gpt

I am ready to start from beginning. Should I install Fedora 18 instead ? Should I delete that EFI System Partition ? or format and mount it as /boot/efi ?

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answered 2014-01-20 11:50:53 -0500

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updated 2014-01-20 11:53:40 -0500

Any particular reason to install F17? the lastest release is F20.

It looks like you're hitting this issue: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F20_bugs#UEFI_install_to_ms-dos_.28.27MBR.27.29_labelled_disk_fails_with_unclear_errors

I looked at the F17, F18 common bugs pages on the wiki but didn't find this issue listed, but it could well be that the issue was only present but was only documented in F19 (and F20).

Note that both Fedora and Win can share one EFI partition. Having more than one EFI partition can cause some problems.

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With Fedora 17 you can get into problems with GTP disk, Fedora 20 have not issues with Windows 8 in most cases

williamjmorenor gravatar imagewilliamjmorenor ( 2014-01-30 23:14:07 -0500 )edit

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