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Dual Boot - Multiple Fedora Installations

asked 2017-08-07 00:22:09 -0500

Uncle Alan gravatar image

updated 2017-08-07 00:26:02 -0500

image descriptionI would like to install more than one version of Fedora 26 on dual boot partitions (with Windows 10)

Installing one version only as a dual boot to a Windows 10 operating system is relatively easy.

However, when I install a second version of Fedora 26, I loose access to the first version.

I have followed the path via DiskPart to access the EFI/System partition in hard-drive to find the "Fedora" directory containing the grubx64.efi file.

When I subsequently installed Fedora 26 to the hard-drive as a second dual boot, I have tried to label the manual partitions as "Fedora1". However, this does not create a second directory (named "Fedora1") in the EFI/System. I was hoping that renaming the second directory as "Fedora1", which mean that the first installed version of Fedora would remain untouched.

I have spent hours looking for a fix. But found nothing that specifically helps me! Any help would be appreciated.

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answered 2017-08-07 01:24:53 -0500

rookieoz gravatar image

updated 2017-08-07 01:27:02 -0500

The menu you see when you first boot a Linux distribution is called Grub you may need to update it's entries when a new OS is installed.

The command below should quickly scan all partitions and write boot information for all versions of Linux and Windows available.

Boot the latest version of Fedora you installed and run:


grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/efi/EFI/fedora/grub.cfg


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