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does fedora delete windows partition on installation or hide the windows OS

asked 2016-08-13 21:24:29 -0500

Ben-Hur gravatar image

I installed fedora for study purposes and when i want to start windows it does not show on restart. Only fedora partition is listed. Is it possible that Windows has been deleted or it is only hidden. How can i retrieve it.

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please show us the output of lsblk. That way we can see what you told Fedora Installer to do.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-08-14 22:04:10 -0500 )edit

Similar problem over here! Fedora 24 killed my Windows 10 boot entry. Just leaving this for cross-reference purposes: How to restore Windows 10 boot entry after installing Fedora 24

jake gravatar imagejake ( 2016-08-16 15:50:12 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-08-14 08:35:39 -0500

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If you told anaconda (The fedora installation program) to use the entire disk, then you have lost your windows system. If however, you used windows to use part of the disk, and left at least 20 gig of space for fedora, you would tell anaconda to use only that set-aside space.

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