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Automatic creation of UEFI partitions on SSD with Fedora installed

asked 2019-04-17 10:28:20 -0500

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I'm not sure what causes this, but when I try to select Fedora for booting at BIOS boot selection (F12 at BIOS), I see many numbers of UEFI partitions on the disk that Fedora is installed, and the number of them keeps growing.

I'm unsure of how to show this problem to this question forum though (other than using my phone camera, which I don't think would be too pretty). Can anyone give me suggestions for this, please?

Also, at the start of Fedora boot, for some reason the window partition does not show, although I'm unsure if this case is related..

Sorry that I couldn't show enough information here, I just didn't know how to ask

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Go ahead with the phone camera, and post the images up at then edit the question and link to those pictures.

K7AAY gravatar imageK7AAY ( 2019-04-17 15:37:54 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-04-17 19:44:20 -0500

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updated 2019-04-17 19:46:33 -0500

This sounds like a firmware bug, related to NVRAM garbage collection. I think shim tries to work around this for some machines, so it could be that shim needs to be extended. But I would look first at getting the system firmware updated with a manufacturer supplied update. In the meantime what do you get for

rpm -qa | grep grub2-efi
rpm -qa | grep shim
efibootmgr -v
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@cmurf Have a nice day.,,,I agree...may be it's a show the problem....!! also, it's a need do check uefi status or configuration in bios

simmon gravatar imagesimmon ( 2019-04-18 11:57:26 -0500 )edit

sorry I haven't been able to respond immediately, I'll try that when I get home..

skhds gravatar imageskhds ( 2019-04-18 21:20:06 -0500 )edit

the output to the commands from your post gives me these :

skhds gravatar imageskhds ( 2019-04-20 01:12:21 -0500 )edit

A simple BIOS update wiped out all the useless partitions after all, thank you very much!

skhds gravatar imageskhds ( 2019-04-20 02:13:10 -0500 )edit

great!!...have a nice day!!

simmon gravatar imagesimmon ( 2019-04-20 02:15:57 -0500 )edit

answered 2019-04-18 11:35:15 -0500

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updated 2019-04-18 11:35:35 -0500

I have a similar problem:

I installed Fedora once, and it updated automatically after. I don't know how to solve this.

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No, I think that is the correct behaviour. They do that I think because upgrades might cause regression, so they just give you options to fall back to earlier versions of the OS. My problem is that the window partition doesn't show up, and the BIOS boot partitions keeps on getting created for no reason (I'm talking about 10~20).

skhds gravatar imageskhds ( 2019-04-18 21:23:49 -0500 )edit

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