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Having trouble installing Fedora 22

asked 2015-09-15 14:59:24 -0500


I have two refurbished computers: a Dell Precision T7400 workstation and a Dell Latitude e6410 laptop. No OS on either, original drives removed and I installed new hardware.

I want Linux on these machines and have downloaded Fedora 22. I tried to boot from USB and from CD/DVD. Neither will work. I've used Linux before but have NEVER installed the OS on a machine with no OS on it.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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can you tell us what cpu the machines has maybe the do not support 64 bits and you need to download i686 also will be good to know the amount of ram they have. Thanks

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2015-09-15 15:31:16 -0500 )edit

First check in your bios if usb/dvd are enabled for boot and if fast boot is disabled. Then when booting press the F12 key and you should be able to choose the boot device (usb/dvd...). Could you confirm that you created a boot for bios/mbr (called legacy or csm) not for uefi/gpt?

yolo gravatar imageyolo ( 2015-09-15 15:50:59 -0500 )edit

iirc both of these have UEFI firmware; that said, correctly created media should function in either case. Boot order settings are a good bet here.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2015-09-17 00:36:53 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-07-08 05:52:21 -0500

Restart the computer. At the Dell logo during restart, tap the F2 key repeatedly until you see Entering Setup in the top right corner of the screen. Depending on the BIOS, you may need to press a key listed at the bottom of the screen to load default settings. For example, F9 on the Inspiron N5110. Press ESC to exit the BIOS, and be sure to select Save and Exit to save your changes. For more hacks checks Dell Latitude E6410 Manual.

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