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Fedora 24 fails to boot from NVMe SSD

asked 2016-09-11 02:49:09 -0500

ermakine gravatar image

updated 2016-09-19 15:35:27 -0500


I recently had a working combo of Windows 10 on NVMe SSD and Fedora 23 on a regular SATA SSD drive. Yesterday I bought a new larger SATA SSD drive and moved the Windows installation there and after that I made a fresh network install of Fedora 24 on the NVMe SSD. I now have a situation where Grub works fine but after selecting to boot Fedora I can only see a blinking cursor for a few seconds and after that the screen goes black and nothing is happening. I even tried reinstalling Fedora a couple of times with no success. How should I try to debug the problem and has anyone else bumped into a similar problem?

Hardware specs:

  • Motherboard: Asus Z170-P
  • NVMe SSD: Samsung 950 Pro 500GB
  • Processor: Intel i7-6700
  • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX970
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Di you install Nvidia driver, does the machine has two video card intel and Nvidia?

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2016-09-11 10:40:09 -0500 )edit

I haven't been able to boot into Fedora a single time so I haven't been able to even install the Nvidia drivers. The processor does include an integrated Intel GPU but it is disabled and shouldn't cause problems.

ermakine gravatar imageermakine ( 2016-09-13 01:20:26 -0500 )edit

do ctrl+alt+f2 when you bet the blinking screen it is posible that fedora installed nuoveau (open source software driver for nvidia) and the intel card driver, that will cause your issue you need to blacklist one of them.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2016-09-13 10:00:05 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-09-19 16:33:13 -0500

vedalken gravatar image

Can you be more specific. What you mean by moved the Windows installation? Try post how you generate/install grub, system disk/devices layout etc.

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The problem seemed to be kernel 4.7.3 and Nvidia graphics card.

ermakine gravatar imageermakine ( 2016-09-20 01:03:14 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-09-19 15:34:42 -0500

ermakine gravatar image

The main issue seemed to be the kernel version 4.7.3-200 on Fedora 24. The pure installation couldn't handle the Nvidia graphics card out-of-box and failed miserably when trying to boot the system.

The workaround to get Fedora to boot was to add 'nomodeset' on the grub boot line. After this I installed Nvidia proprietary drivers from RPM Fusion repository and got the system working.

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