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Fresh install no bootable drive

asked 2012-03-13 19:37:16 -0600

rabaggett gravatar image

updated 2013-06-04 03:19:57 -0600

I think this probably isn't a Fedora problem, but maybe someone's seen this before:

Boot fedora 16 Xfce 32 bit from a USB stick.

Try the 'install to hard drive' with various permutations of GRUB installed to MBR, and Linux partition.

Always results in no bootable drive.

I've tried wiping the drive and creating a new partition table before trying install.

System:

Symon Digital Appliance formerly running windows 7

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answered 2012-03-23 07:06:33 -0600

lanmaster82 gravatar image

I'm thinking you may be seeing the same issue I just had recently. It was caused by Fedora 16 using GPT labeling for the hard drive be default. Your BIOS may just be handling it a little differently than mine. I just got a blinking cursor. Here is the link to my post with the issue:

http://ask.fedoraproject.org/question/1346/flashing-cursor-on-fresh-install-of-fedora-16

You can read through it, but basically you would need to boot from the live usb, when you get to the grub screen hit "Tab" and append "nogpt" (without the quotes) to the end of the line.

Hope this helps.

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