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Problem to go back to windows 10 from fedora 24

asked 2016-08-18 12:28:48 -0500

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updated 2016-08-18 13:18:31 -0500

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Hi i'm new to fedora i installed fedora-24 with dualboot to windows-10, everything was fine until i thought to go back to windows for some work it showed an error stating that...

"error: file '/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi' not found.

error: you need to load the kernel first.

Press any key to continue..."

These are the partition table entries in my computer

Device            Start           End           Sectors       Size         Type

/dev/sda1      2048         1026047       1024000      500M      EFI System

/dev/sda2     1026048     1107967       81920         40M        unknown

/dev/sda3     1107968     1370111       262144       128M      Microsoft reserved

/dev/sda4     1370112     2394111       1024000      500M     Windows recovery environment

/dev/sda5     2394112     374839295    372445184  177.6G   Microsoft basic data

/dev/sda6     374839296  375762943   923648        451M     Windows recovery environment

/dev/sda7     375764992  376688639   923648        451M     Windows recovery environment

/dev/sda8     376690688  745330687   368640000   175.8G   Microsoft basic data

/dev/sda9     745332736  914741247   169408512   80.8G     Microsoft basic data

/dev/sda10   956686336  976771119    20084784     9.6G      Windows recovery environment

/dev/sda11   375762944  375764991    2048            1M         BIOS boot

/dev/sda12   914741248  915765247    1024000      500M      Linux filesystem

/dev/sda13   915765248  956686335    40921088   19.5G      Linux LVM

please help me i need both fedora and linux for work... THANK YOU...

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You have a very strange partition list. There are a lot of windows recovery partitions. Also, you have both an EFI partition and a BIOS boot partition, so it looks like you installed Fedora in BIOS (CSM) mode.

What is the output from ls /boot/efi/EFI? And if that doesn't work, then ls /boot/efi.

ssieb gravatar imagessieb ( 2016-08-18 15:35:19 -0500 )edit

[root@localhost viper]# ls /boot/efi/EFI

BOOT fedora

[root@localhost viper]# ls /boot/efi

EFI mach_kernel System

[root@localhost viper]#

please help me!!!

viper001 gravatar imageviper001 ( 2016-08-19 04:24:39 -0500 )edit

Looking at this partition mess, i recommend backing up all important files and starting all over again.

jake gravatar imagejake ( 2016-08-22 04:26:08 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-08-19 13:48:18 -0500

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updated 2016-08-19 13:49:17 -0500

Your system appears to be in a rather strange state and the Windows boot files are gone. Try the solution in . Hopefully that will work for you as well.

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