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Installed Fedora 29 - now no Win 7 access!

asked 2019-01-06 12:40:12 -0500

benjamin gravatar image

I have Windows 7 installed as an EFI partition, and when I initially installed Fedora 29, it found win7 and gave me a dual boot. I've had to reinstall Fedora 29, and now -- although Win7 remains in its NTFS partition on the disk -- the system boots directly to Fedora. How do I set up a dual boot system?

I've been using PCLinuxOS, which had access to the bootloader pretty easily accessible. I'm new to Fedora, and do not know where to find it, or how to get it to scan for other OSes. Clear, step-by-step help for a newbie, please?

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Do you get a grub menu if you hit the escape key as you boot?

Panther gravatar imagePanther ( 2019-01-06 22:37:55 -0500 )edit

Utility called boot-repair may help

ssr gravatar imagessr ( 2019-01-09 13:55:51 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-01-06 16:23:50 -0500

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Try os-prober. It scans your EFI partition for other bootloaders and will add them to grub.

Hope you made sure that /boot/efi wasn't formatted when you reinstalled Fedora. If it was formatted you will have to reinstall the Windows bootloader.

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