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What settings do I need to change in my UEFI to install Fedora 26 on my Toshiba Laptop?

asked 2017-09-10 13:50:30 -0500

justin15 gravatar image

updated 2017-09-11 11:13:29 -0500

I have a Toshiba Satellite C55-B. It is a UEFI computer that originally had Windows 8.1 and got upgraded to Windows 10. This is what the Startup Screen looks like. The UEFI screen is the Toshiba Setup Utility. What settings (Secure boot, boot priority, boot order, etc.) should I change in the UEFI screen should I change so I don't get "Reboot and select proper boot device"?

Edit: I am not dual booting, I am getting rid of Windows 10 to get Fedora.

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That screen shot does not really help at all. Set boot priority / order to the drive / partition / os you want to boot.

bodhi.zazen gravatar imagebodhi.zazen ( 2017-09-10 17:51:56 -0500 )edit

You should not change anything on UEFI, you need to make sure your hardware works with Fedora, if you require some non free drivers like Broadcom, Nvidia or others then you will have issues to make those devise work. If that is not an issue, then you need to make some free space and use a Fedora Media to boot and install.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2017-09-10 19:56:39 -0500 )edit

You do not say, but do you want to dual boot, with windows 10 and Fedora, or do you want to replace Windows 10 with Fedora? UEFI just handles the startup, and Fedora can be installed using UEFI, so you probably will not have to change anything.

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2017-09-10 21:21:18 -0500 )edit

Actually, i believe it kinda helps. That screen on my laptop prevented me from booting from any media except the main HDD. You need to spam your F12 or F10 keys to enter a menu the moment this screen appears (i usually pressed F12 the moment I pushed the power button just to be sure). Then there should be an option in boot settings, maybe something like secure boot or something like that. Make sure you disable that so you'll get an old school screen from which you can choose your boot media.

nasos117 gravatar imagenasos117 ( 2017-09-10 23:17:31 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-09-11 14:02:44 -0500

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Make a live DVD and boot. Your system will detect fedora UEFI and install properly. Should be very simple. If windows 10 is on the hard disk, you can use the installer option to make space available to delete the windows 10 completely, then let fedora build the partitions itself and install. HAVE FUN!!

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answered 2017-09-11 19:36:13 -0500

Nicholas gravatar image

updated 2017-09-12 10:16:43 -0500

You shouldn't have to change anything, but I want to add some reading material to the conversation.

Important UEFI reading material:

Fedora Project - UEFI

Wikipedia - UEFI

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