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Issue installing Fedora 18 on UEFI Notebook (Secure Boot Disabled)

asked 2013-01-21 14:28:14 -0500

InsilicoDrone gravatar image

updated 2015-10-17 13:31:12 -0500

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I've recently bought an Asus G75VW and it has unfortunately Windows 8 installed. Made a Fedora 18 installation using DVD/Iso version. Everything goes fine in shell till I get :

dracut-initqueue[389]: Warning: Could not boot dracut-initqueue[389]: Warning: /dev/root does not exist

Can someone suggest me any solutions?

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answered 2014-04-11 03:00:43 -0500

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I had the same issue, try using CyberLink Power2Go. Burn onto a disk. Turn off legacy boot.

Winkey+C; Change PC Settings; Update and Recovery; Recovery; Advanced Startup> Restart Now; USB devices; Click on the dvd; Install fedora!; After install, windows will not boot, so got to fedora. GRUB2 doesn't know where Win8 bootloader is. After login, Open terminal. login to root edit /etc/grub.d/40_custom

add this::

menuentry 'Microsoft Windows 8.1' {
           set root='hd0,gptX'
           chainloader /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi
           boot
}

Replace X with the sda number of partition /boot/efi save and type update-grub

Restart and boot into windows and fedora!!

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oops, just realized its an year old :)

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2014-04-11 03:01:21 -0500 )edit

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