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Unable to boot into windows 8 after fedora 20 installation

asked 2014-03-03 17:53:13 -0600

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My laptop description: HP pavilion g6 - 2320Tx

I installed fedora 20 in my laptop, after installation when i restart my laptop it was automatically booting into windows 8, So i tried through boot options also but i was unable to find fedora anywhere. So i disabled secureboot from bios setting and again restarted the system and installed fedora.

Now, when my system starts it only shows fedora, I am unable to boot into windows 8 from boot options also. OS boot manager is also not there.

My recovery manager is also not working.

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In the BIOS (actually firmware) settings, you should disable CSM Legacy mode, and leave UEFI enabled. Also note that Fedora can boot with secure boot enabled.

Could you post the output of these commands as root:

parted -l
efibootmgr -v
Ahmad Samir gravatar imageAhmad Samir ( 2014-03-05 00:04:06 -0600 )edit

I have disbled legacy, and written the above commands in the terminal, the outputs are:

Screenshot1 : [link]https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-2K3aWyyrj1Q/UxnkiDpTxBI/AAAAAAAAB6k/G8JKTQy8AZI/w520-h514-no/Screenshot+from+2014-03-07+17_58_54.png[/link]

screenshot2: [link]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-kM6xq8NIfPw/UxnmcjBZLXI/AAAAAAAAB7I/_mGYpWwPLU0/w691-h514-no/Screenshot+from+2014-03-07+17_59_20.png[/link]

nikhil singh gravatar imagenikhil singh ( 2014-03-07 09:34:25 -0600 )edit

You can post the output of a command by simply selecting the text then copy/paste it; you can post the output to a pastebin e.g. http://fpaste.org and post a link to it here. (That makes it easier to read).

Also note that the first command is parted -l that's a small L not 1.

Ahmad Samir gravatar imageAhmad Samir ( 2014-03-07 23:59:25 -0600 )edit

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answered 2014-03-04 00:07:19 -0600

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When you do as root

grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/efi/EFI/grub.cfg # for UEFI 
grub2-mkcondig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg # for bios

Is Windows 8 identified?

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FWIW, for UEFI systems the file is /boot/efi/EFI/fedora/grub.cfg.

Ahmad Samir gravatar imageAhmad Samir ( 2014-03-05 00:00:42 -0600 )edit

It shows the same as above command shows: grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/efi/EFI/grub.cfg

nikhil singh gravatar imagenikhil singh ( 2014-03-07 06:59:47 -0600 )edit

@ahmad samir- do you have other way to communicate with me. I am really frustrated. and unable to do anything. Asking over fedora is taking too much of time. please help me out.

If you use any other community please say me: Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Github, Google+ or give your email id here.

nikhil singh gravatar imagenikhil singh ( 2014-03-07 09:44:15 -0600 )edit

I get email notifications when someone posts to a question I've posted to here on ask.fedoraproject and here it's a better place to get support i.e. you get help from more than one person (I can't claim I know everything to do with UEFI...).

Ahmad Samir gravatar imageAhmad Samir ( 2014-03-08 00:01:41 -0600 )edit
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answered 2014-03-04 07:56:26 -0600

nikhil singh gravatar image

Fedora created a lot of problem in my laptop,

  1. I am unable to boot into my windows 8 OS.
  2. I cannot recover my computer through recovery manager, Recovery manager is not working.
  3. When i insert boot pen drive or DVD, No usb drive or dvd drive shows under boot option.
  4. Whenever i do anything it just boots me to fedora 20.

I ran the above command in the terminal, it shows.. Terminal

Please solve my issue. Thanks.

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@jensm: do you have other way to communicate with me. I am really frustrated. and unable to do anything. Asking over fedora is taking too much of time. please help me out.

If you use any other community please say me: Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Github, Google+ or give your email id here.

nikhil singh gravatar imagenikhil singh ( 2014-03-07 09:44:53 -0600 )edit
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answered 2018-04-26 03:52:09 -0600

I am facing same problem here but i am using windows 10 and trying to enter BIOS. I really don't know that how to enter bios windows 10. Can somebody please tell me how to do it?

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