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Installing Fedora 17 alongside windows 8 from USB.

asked 2012-12-05 12:33:01 -0600

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updated 2014-09-28 12:28:21 -0600

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I want to install Fedora-17-x86_64 alongside windows 8 pro wmc from usb, but it doesn't load while booting, I used “Live usb creator” and “LiLi” to install fedora from USB, while booting in BIOS I changed the booting priority to the USB but again it normally goes to windows start up. [I did these with win 7, there was successfully installed] [And also I don’t use VMware and VBOX] Any solution for this??

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answered 2013-02-16 00:31:29 -0600

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As much as I can remember Fedora 17 had a bug when I installed too. It did not install bootloader on MBR after the completion of setup. I think you should boot with your USB drive again with Fedora Live and install the boot loader manually. If your hard disk is /dev/sda then command shall be,

/sbin/grub2-install /dev/sda


fdisk -l

to find out available disks with your system.

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answered 2013-01-05 21:26:34 -0600

disable uefi which is called safe boot in the bios

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