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installed fedora: cannot boot from harddrive

asked 2013-05-28 01:00:41 -0500

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updated 2014-02-15 20:49:11 -0500

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I used a USB live media to do an install of fedora 18 on an unused partition of my harddrive. I am trying to install next to windows 7. The install went through fine but after I rebooted I just get a message asking to select a proper boot media. In the bios I went to reset my boot option #1 and only my DVD drive is available in the menu and nothing else. Can anyone help me with this problem?

Asus Laptop AMD A8-4500M

UPDATE: I decided to try to restore my windows system using the recovery disk. When I put the disk and start the computer I am prompted to boot from it. If I do by striking any key, I get the windows install/recover interface. However if I do nothing, it defaults to the grub booter and boots up Fedora! This is the only way I can get fedora to boot (by having the windows disk in the drive) and i can't boot up windows. As an aside, I am having problems with the computer sleeping in Fedora also.

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answered 2013-05-28 11:45:18 -0500

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updated 2013-05-28 11:48:43 -0500

Please try reinstalling grub as described here:

That should probably fix it. If it doesn't, please provide more info and update your question.

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Hi I am not sure where I actually run these grub install commands. I have updated my problem with my progress.

davism78 gravatar imagedavism78 ( 2013-06-24 23:10:57 -0500 )edit

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