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Fedora 64 bit could not be installed alongside windows

asked 2019-03-16 06:32:37 -0500

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Hi geeks,

This problem might be kinda BIOS issue. Anyway, I can install Fedora 32-bit alongside Windows 64-bit. But Fedora 64-bit could not be installed. The auto partitioning cannot be done. Manual partitioning also does not work either. The error report is something about EFI or UEFI BIOS. The BIOS of my laptop is old and not UEFI. I wonder if non-UEFI BIOS does not support dual booting of 64-bit Linux alongside Windows?

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what is it....cpu and hardware stauts? Linux system...great stable....!!

Typically, 32 or 64 bit systems, even older models are slower, but the installation itself is not the different side... or dual boot is another problem. Tell me more about your hardware status?

simmon gravatar imagesimmon ( 2019-03-16 09:16:52 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-03-17 10:06:22 -0500

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I use Legacy Boot with Fedora 29 64 bit KDE Spin. It works fine. Are you using a single drive? I use 2 drives on my laptop and it works fine. When you boot into Windows I suggest resizing the partition in Windows and deleting the space you will install Fedora on giving a location for it to install with free space. It is what I do to install and it works fine with Legacy or UEFI boot. I have done both on this Laptop with 64 bit. Both work fine with having a free empty partition ready with Windows disk management first. I have used both a single drive and later installed an extra drive. Works fine both ways. Make sure to legacy boot from the install USB drive when you use the install media.

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