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Efi boot menu (F11) error

asked 2015-09-15 04:25:56 -0500

Florin gravatar image

Hi all,

I recently bought a new computer and I tried (installed) several Linux OS's on it. In this process I created a efi boot partition. At some point I deleted this partition. Now when I insert a usb pendrive and use the F11 boot menu, I see no menu and if I try to move the mouse over where it should be it appears square by square.

Take a look at these pictures. http://imgur.com/a/pKSI0

How can I fix this?

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answered 2015-09-17 00:40:50 -0500

You shouldn't have done that :)

You can use a Fedora live image to restore booting for Fedora. First, replace the missing partition and create a vfat filesystem on it. Then follow the instructions at https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/... to reinstall GRUB and recreate the configuration - with one addition: You will need to update /etc/fstab to reflect the new partition.

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The system boots just fine. I repeat. I reinstalled a system and in the process I deleted and re-created the efi partition. Now the system boots fine but the F11 boot menu is messed up. I guess this is a firmware problem but I thought it can be fixed by Linux. Can it?

Florin gravatar imageFlorin ( 2015-09-23 00:53:00 -0500 )edit

... none of that was repeated, except the deleting and F11 boot menu part :P You can use efibootmgr from Fedora to clean up the entries in the boot menu, which might resolve the symptoms, but it is a firmware problem.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2015-09-23 07:33:35 -0500 )edit

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