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Troubles with GRUB2 and EFI

asked 2014-01-04 20:28:32 -0500

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updated 2014-03-18 20:58:33 -0500

I recently upgraded a computer to Fedora 20. Previously I had left a Windows partition on the system but choose to disable secure boot and efi leaving that partition unusable. When I updated, I chose to get the Windows partition working because its user required a couple programs (not too frequently, but once in a blue moon).

When the kernel was updated on the fresh install, it added a new boot option to the bootloader, however booting the new kernel throws an error along the lines of:

alloc magic is broken at 0xe71232231: 0
Aborted. Press any key to exit.

The original boot entry (3.11.10-301.fc20.x86_64 according to uname) still works as well as the Windows boot entry. However, the two new kernel entries throw the error above. Does anyone have an idea what I could try to get the new kernel options to work?


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answered 2014-01-05 10:38:49 -0500

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I don't like to see --force gotta RTFM before I run this.

Found this as well.

atj gravatar imageatj ( 2014-01-05 14:42:29 -0500 )edit

reading is a good idea :) By default, dracut will not overwrite your existing initramfsen. You can move them, or overwrite them as you please

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-01-05 16:01:25 -0500 )edit

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