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how to dual boot fedora with preinstalled windows 8 on hp pavilion dv6

asked 2013-08-02 03:13:46 -0500

ritesh.rv gravatar image

updated 2013-08-15 06:56:52 -0500

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whenever I try to boot my HP Pavilion dv6 laptop using Fedora 19 from a USB device, the boot process skips and Windows 8 boots up.

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Is your BIOS set up to boot from USB?

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2013-08-15 06:59:05 -0500 )edit

restart your computer and press "esc" key .....you will see a menu, in that menu there's an option to go to boot menu .....press the key (might be F9) to go to boot menu and select Your boot device

Akshay gravatar imageAkshay ( 2013-08-15 09:29:53 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-08-15 20:14:53 -0500

updated 2014-02-14 00:41:04 -0500

hii guys i too face the same problem during my initial days .but i overcomed that problem the first thing you should have keep in mind is while booting fedora with usb (such as dual booting) we should have to make pendrive and fedora bootable .that means you should have to install another software named "UNETBOOTIN" this helps in making your pendrive bootable .once your pendrive bootable it is ready for booting and this case you don't face problem which you posted . . . . sorry for my bad english........

.. .. with regards gireesh.

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