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Bootloader error installing Fedora

asked 2012-12-14 11:17:10 -0500

Jose Daniel gravatar image

updated 2012-12-14 11:17:49 -0500

I need a dual boot in my computer, Windows 7 and Fedora 17. I first installed Windows 7 and created the partition scheme during Windows install: - Partition 1: is a small partition automatically created by Windows when I create a partition (around 100MB) - Partition 2: Partition where I will install Windows 7. - Partition 3: Free space where I will install Fedora.

Everything works fine with Windows. Then I install Fedora, I create another partition for boot (around 500MB) and another logical partitions for swap and root (actually Fedora creates those partitions in the free space).

After all the installation the system shows a warning message: There was an error installing the bootloader. The system may not be bootable.

In fact, the system is not bootable. After the installation the computer always boots into Windows.

The weird thing is that I installed both systems several days ago and I had do reinstall both OSs, but not sure what is happening now.

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answered 2012-12-16 01:12:34 -0500

The documentation at contains instructions to help you boot the installation media into a special rescue mode and reinstall your bootloader.

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answered 2012-12-14 11:39:21 -0500

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updated 2012-12-14 11:41:31 -0500

Follow this question. Hope it helps!

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