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Problems with UEFI - live Fedora

asked 2018-02-07 05:43:17 -0500

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Hi, I wanted to try Fedora, as the new version was released, on my laptop. However, UEFI refuses to init the boot. I can see the partition (I created it from the oficial ISO using dd), but cannot open the BOOTX64.efi (nor any other EFI file - I tried to use the Shell to see what is going on, but without luck). Everything freezes; after that, the poweroff is needed to boot back Windows 10.

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answered 2018-02-08 13:49:51 -0500

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Try writing the ISO file to the USB drive using livecd-iso-to-disk from the livecd-tools package instead of dd.

What brand of laptop is it? How can you see the partition and how are you trying to boot it?

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Currently I'm running Debian Stretch on main PC, so I am not able to use the LiveCD toolkit.

The laptop is UMAX VisionBook 14Wa (I'm using it as a secondary laptop for taking notes, as it has almost no weight).

I altered the boot order in UEFI settings, so the flash drives would boot first, however, it all got frozen. Instead, I set the UEFI Shell to boot first. There, I can use map to see availible partitions, fs3: to get to Fedora partition on flash drive, cd into EFI/BOOT directory and execute the file by hand.

The result is the same - everything frozen.

darkblueleaf gravatar imagedarkblueleaf ( 2018-02-08 14:29:37 -0500 )edit

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