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After Ferdora 28 installation win 10 will not boot

asked 2018-08-12 02:22:41 -0500

jgo gravatar image

I have a new HP Spectre with Core I7 8th Gen Prozessor, I want to have fedora and windows in dual boot modus, but after installation of fedora 28, i can only choose between fedora and fedora recovery, secure boot in the bios is disabled. The partitions with windows and windows recovery are still on the disk. It is also not possible to go in the recovery mode with F11, only fedora will boot. I tried to recovery the system and do the fedora installation again, but it will not work. What can i do?

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answered 2018-08-13 01:16:13 -0500

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I had the same issue with my desktop. Make sure that when you install Fedora you choose EFI. If you choose anything besides EFI, grub will not "see" the Windows 10 and will not add it automatically to the grub menu.

This also requires you to specify a partition during installation


where the grub info will be stored.

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I tried a new installation of fedora, but windows will not start. Any idears?

jgo gravatar imagejgo ( 2018-08-14 05:52:12 -0500 )edit

no idea. as there is little information. In my case was pretty straighforward. Once I installed with EFI grub saw Windows 10 partition and it booted both OS without any problem. Same for other distros that I have tried.

EtherealSoul gravatar imageEtherealSoul ( 2018-08-28 03:53:25 -0500 )edit

Could you please be more specific about what you are refering to with "choose EFI"? I had the same problem this week and I selected the existing EFI partition and gave it mountpoint /boot/efi.

While the documentation clarifies which partitions are needed, so far I couldn't find a guide specifiing the steps that need to be avoided if I don't want to end up with a non bootable windows. somebody pointing me in a direction would be much appreciated. I just had to do a complete fresh windows install because if this and want to avoid this at all costs.

bene_dak gravatar imagebene_dak ( 2018-09-20 11:03:36 -0500 )edit

probably wait to late now, but haven't been here for a while. Well, I mean during the usb boot (in my case) I had multiple fedora entrie, one was to boot through EFI. If I choose the non-EFI then I had to press F12 everytime I wanted to boot W10 or Linux.

EtherealSoul gravatar imageEtherealSoul ( 2019-01-20 16:44:43 -0500 )edit

answered 2018-08-13 02:55:55 -0500

jgo gravatar image

that means the way to solve the problem is a new installation of Fedora?

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