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how to install fedora 19 after windows 7

asked 2013-09-02 20:55:46 -0500

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updated 2013-09-17 05:17:47 -0500

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i installed fedora 19 after windows 7.i allocated for 100 gb for fedora and make it automatically partition.but it does not work.then i unmarked 'set as boot device' in full summary option.then i went to automatic partition.now it was worked./boot 500mb,swap 2gb,root49 gb,home 48gb,again i marked set as boot device in 'full summary option.it shows my hard disk and free space 1.99mb.after complete my installation,i reboot,but there is no option to choose fedora.then i tried easybcd.it didn't worked.my harddisk is 500gb,ram 2gb.my advanced thanks..

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So fedora installed, and you do not get a boot option?

Can you still access your win7?

Do you get your regular win7 boot-loader, or did the look of the boot process change?

Do you have more than one harddrive?

I'm trying to figure out if the fedora boot-loader (named grub2) is installed on your drive.

Another question, do you have an UEFI/EFI laptop (i.e. is it new, less than a year old)?

Jann5s gravatar imageJann5s ( 2013-09-03 02:25:48 -0500 )edit

fedora installed in my pc.but i access windows only.i have one hard drive.how to make fedora boot options and install grub2?please help me.i want to learn with fedora and i am also new to fedora

chellapandian gravatar imagechellapandian ( 2013-09-06 10:31:40 -0500 )edit
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now my fedora 19 dual boot was done.i tried to use troubleshooting options.it showed mount sys/image.but shell commands were failed.my system has UEFI boot option.i don't know what is it?i disabled UEFI boot option.then i installed f19 again.now i use fedora.thank you.

chellapandian gravatar imagechellapandian ( 2013-09-17 04:13:41 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-09-06 10:46:56 -0500

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It appears that you don't have grub2 (the boot loader) installed, which is weird since fedora should have installed it.

The easiest way to reinstall grub2 is to boot the fedora installation DVD (not the liveCD) and select Troubleshooting in the boot selection menu, this will start a fedora from the DVD into rescue mode and detect and mount your fedora installation for you. From there issue these steps:

chroot /mnt/sysimage
grub2-install /dev/sda
grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

The first command will change your environment to the already installed fedora, the second will reinstall grub to your harddrive, the third command will update the grub configuration, be aware that if you have a very modern laptop which has a UEFI boot system the config will not be at /boot/grub2/grub.cfg and you need to follow the steps explained here

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