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2015-04-11 15:30:28 -0600 commented answer restoring win8.1 bootloader

This appeared to work. I mounted the EFI partition in Windows (mountvol b: /s), deleted the "fedora" directory and everything in it (might have been B:\EFI\fedora), and then unmounted the partition (mountvol b: /d). Now when I restart, it doesn't show a boot menu and Windows starts loading immediately. This is the behavior I wanted, I only hope I didn't screw anything up in the process. One would think that there would be a safer way to do this than manually deleting files from ESP and hoping for the best.

2015-04-11 08:55:52 -0600 asked a question restoring win8.1 bootloader

I am currently dual-booting Fedora 21(UEFI-native) and Windows 8.1. I need to restore the system to factory settings and have "reset" Windows for a fresh install. However, grub2 still remains and I need to restore the default Windows 8.1 bootloader.

Is there any documentation on how to properly restore the win8 bootloader after removing Fedora?

EDIT: I have tried booting to command prompt and then bootrec.exe /FixMbr and bootrec.exe /FixBoot with no success. It still comes up with the grub menu on every boot, and I have to manually select Windows from the list, even after deleting the linux partitions.

2015-04-03 00:22:48 -0600 commented answer f21 kernel issue

Looks like my comment got erased, guess I'll type it again.

It looks like that fixed the issue! I just need to figure out how to edit and update the grub config files to make it boot with the modeset=0 every time, and to make windows the default.

One strange observation, there is a LED which is supposed to show which GPU is being used (blue for intel and orange for nvidia). Despite the modeset=0, it still shows orange. Probably not important, just something I noticed.

Do you think the ACPI error is important? Maybe I should open another question for that.

Thanks for your help!

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2015-04-02 15:27:02 -0600 commented answer f21 kernel issue

Great answer, thanks for that!

I'm thinking that manually exacting the firmware is more trouble than it's worth like you said. I do have such a CPU, that sounds like a good option to try. As far as setting that kernel argument when booting from the liveUSB, do I just hit e when the boot menu appears?

I only ask because I can't install and then configure it later since the system completely locks up due to these problems. I would need to boot from the liveUSB with this option.

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2015-03-30 13:35:19 -0600 commented question f21 kernel issue

How can I use compatibility mode when booting from live USB stick?

2015-03-29 11:05:30 -0600 asked a question f21 kernel issue

Trying to get fedora21 working with my gaming laptop but after booting from a liveUSB stick it says an error has been detected in the kernel. The "install to hard drive" option doesn't work (nothing happens when you select it) and the entire system hangs to the point where it is unusable (ex: it takes about 10 minutes of waiting to open a terminal).

I am booting in UEFI-native mode and this is a requirement for other operating systems. The video card on the laptop is an nvidia GTX850M.

I managed to get the output of dmesg and found the following when searching for "error":

[    0.149301] ACPI Error: No handler for Region [EC__] (ffff88022704d090) [EmbeddedControl] (20140724/evregion-163)
[    0.149304] ACPI Error: Region EmbeddedControl (ID=3) has no handler (20140724/exfldio-299)
[    0.149306] ACPI Error: Method parse/execution failed [\_SB_.PCI0.LPCB.EC__._REG] (Node ffff88022704cfa0), AE_NOT_EXIST (20140724/psparse-536)
[    0.149366] ACPI Error: No handler for Region [EC__] (ffff88022704d090) [EmbeddedControl] (20140724/evregion-163)
[    0.149367] ACPI Error: Region EmbeddedControl (ID=3) has no handler (20140724/exfldio-299)
[    0.149369] ACPI Error: Method parse/execution failed [\_SB_.PCI0.LPCB.EC__._REG] (Node ffff88022704cfa0), AE_NOT_EXIST (20140724/psparse-536)

[    3.739313] nouveau  [  PGRAPH][0000:01:00.0] using external firmware
[    3.739332] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: Direct firmware load for nouveau/nv117_fuc409c failed with error -2
[    3.739340] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: Direct firmware load for nouveau/fuc409c failed with error -2
[    3.739341] nouveau E[  PGRAPH][0000:01:00.0] failed to load fuc409c
[    3.739363] nouveau E[  DEVICE][0000:01:00.0] failed to create 0x18000717, -22
[    3.739385] nouveau E[     DRM] failed to create 0x00000080, -22
[    3.740209] nouveau: probe of 0000:01:00.0 failed with error -22

[    9.613734] iwlwifi 0000:05:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-3160-10.ucode failed with error -2

What do these errors mean? Is there anything that I can do to get fedora working with this laptop?

2015-03-27 14:42:40 -0600 marked best answer updating adobe flash (firefox)

I recently noticed that any flash content in firefox has been disabled with the following message: "This plugin is vulnerable and should be updated."

When I click "Check for Updates", it brings me to Mozilla's "Check Your Plugins" page and shows that Adobe Flash is update to date (green with a thumbs up). My only option is to manually allow the outdated plugin to work for each website.

I have also gone to the "Get Adobe Flash" site and chosen YUM for Linux. The install fails beacuse it says the package is already installed.

What am I doing wrong? How do I update adobe flash?

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2015-03-08 13:22:24 -0600 commented question dual-booting windows and fedora

Haven't been able to find anything on this, is there anything I can do?

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