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How can enable dual boot windows 10 and fedora 27?

asked 2018-01-05 11:18:54 -0500

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updated 2018-01-05 15:23:47 -0500

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I have installed fedora 27 on my laptop but the problem the system boots directly windows 10. There is no dual boot option to select from. However, on pressing f9, a list is displayed from where you want to boot the system. On selecting fedora, grub boot menu is displayed with option to choose from. Its really irritating to press f9 everytime. How can I solve this problem?

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One hard drive, or two? if you want to boot fedora first, and it is two hard drive, change the boot order, to the hard drive with fedora. Does grub show Windows 10 as a choice? If so, then booting grub first will give you what you want. if it is one hard drive, and you are using uefi to boot, then your bios should show fedora as a boot option, and you can still make fedora the first boot choice, in the bios. Then the grub menu will let you load Windows 10, if you want.

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2018-01-05 15:22:58 -0500 )edit

Have you looked at Boot-Repair-Disk which is supposed to work on Fedora or Rescatux?

robbiethek gravatar imagerobbiethek ( 2018-01-12 23:48:24 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-01-12 21:15:03 -0500

updated 2018-01-12 21:20:52 -0500

So, unfortunately, this isn't exactly a Fedora question. Further, the question should (if I understand you correctly) be phrased differently; you're not asking how to "enable dual boot" so much as how to prevent your UEFI firmware from automatically choosing a boot device for you.

And instead of depending on Fedora, that's going to depend on your firmware and the options it provides to you, really. It's fairly standard for UEFI firmware vendors to set their firmware up in the manner you describe (that is, requiring you to press a button to intervene and prevent the firmware from iterating through the boot order stored in your NVRAM), but the UEFI specification does permit vendors to provide functionality of the kind you seek (it'd be a "value-add" feature, which is one of the permitted deviations UEFI firmware may make from the NVRAM-stored boot order).

So load up your UEFI firmware setup interface and see if you can find a feature that could help. I guess you could try to finagle something by throwing a faulty boot device at the top of your boot order...or something... but I wouldn't recommend it.

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