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No UEFI images found on media - Windows 7/Linux Deepin dual boot

asked 2015-07-13 02:23:05 -0500

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Hi, I have an HP Workstation Z420 which came pre-installed with Windows 7 2+ years ago. I have since created a dual boot with Linux Deepin. I am now attempting to install Fedora 22 over Linux Deepin without success.

My BIOS has the option to boot media as BIOS or to boot an UEFI program found on the media(image below). I have tried both bootable USBs created with both DD and liveusb-creator as well as a DVD created with the ubuntu default Disk Image Writer. I have tried multiple spins and even Fedora 21 without success.

I can boot Fedora from the legacy boot sources but this causes issues later with grub not recognizing both a BIOS system and UEFI system(Windows 7)

Boot Sources Menu

My BIOS also has the option to launch an UEFI application directly. It asks me to navigate to the EFI folder on the usb but then says it can't find any UEFI images on the media.

Run UEFI App Device Selection EFI Folder Selection No Images Found

Ubuntu based distros seem to show up and boot in the EFI Boot Sources list perfectly fine. I tried using Unetbootin before I saw the fedora wiki instructed not to. The Unetbootin version showed up in the EFI Boot Sources list and began booting into fedora with the message:

Reached target basic system

After a couple minutes these warnings appeared and dracut emergency terminal started:

Warning could not boot
Warning /dev/disk/by-label/Fedora-LiveXfce-x86_64-22-3 does not exist
Starting dracut emergency terminal

Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you.

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  • Under Windows, use Rufus to create your boot. This program will create bios/uefi boot on your usb stick. You may have a better result.
  • Maybe you can update your bios.
yolo gravatar imageyolo ( 2015-07-14 11:30:03 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-07-21 23:48:37 -0500

How did you create the USB? If you use the live-iso-to-disk you need to reset the MBR and add the --efi option to have EFI added to the boot on the USB. I've had to do that to make live images work on MACs and other systems that enforces UEFI boot only.

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