Fedora 22 - installation not found after reboot

asked 2015-08-31 15:39:42 -0500

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Starting with a drive that I had cleared of all previous partitions, I booted from a Live DVD containing the 64 bit KDE spin of Fedora 22. The installation process seems to complete without issues (I've tried several times). I let the installer choose the partition layout bar one minor tweak. It wanted to use all the remaining free space for '/home' (2TB) so I changed that to 650GB as I have plans for the rest of the space. Other than that it is laid out as the installer set it. At the end of the wizard, without any errors reported, it says it was successful each time so I exit the wizard and reboot. When I reboot my PC can'#t seem to find the bootable partition. It has 500mb for '/boot' and 200mb for the EFI boot partition. The PC pauses at the point it usually looks for the partition it's going to boot but after a longer than usual delay it tried to find a bootable CD/DVD instead which it only usually does if it can't find a HDD to boot from.

I used to run Fedora 18 on this drive/PC without issue. I've tried using the motherboard's boot selector (an option on boot) to tell it to use the HDD but when I do that it stops at the point it's looking for a bootable drive and stays there indefinitely.

If I boot from the live disk again I can see that the files are all there on the HDD so it does appear to be installing as it says. I just can't get my mobo to find it and boot it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I deleted my Fedora 18 install to clear off this drive for this install.

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Check on you bios to see if it see the partition since you have EFI

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2015-08-31 18:20:03 -0500 )edit

If you installed with UEFI, you're going to see a "Fedora" boot option in the firmware boot menu. The bootloader is not installed to a drive in this case, so booting from a drive will not work.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2015-08-31 23:50:28 -0500 )edit

Thanks for both of your help, I think I have spotted the issue. I think I was mistaken about my BIOS. It appears to support booting EFI CD/DVD but I can't see any mention of EFI/UEFI booting for hard drives. I can't see any option to install F22 without UEFI so I guess I'm going to have to roll back to an earlier version.

fooboo gravatar imagefooboo ( 2015-09-02 19:33:40 -0500 )edit

Can you boot from the livecd and run sudo efibootmgr -v and share the output, please? I think that we can recover this; there are instructions in the multiboot guide.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2015-09-03 00:48:21 -0500 )edit

BootCurrent: 0000 Timeout: 3 seconds BootOrder: 0000,0001 Boot0000* EFI DVD/CDROM ACPI(a0841d0,0)PCI(11,0)ATAPI(1,0,0) Boot0001* OsLoader0000 ACPI(a0841d0,0)PCI(11,0)ATAPI(0,1,0)HD(1,800,64000,8e9f13c4-742e-4447-8dde-ed6febef81db)File(\EFI\BOOT\BOOTX64.EFI)

fooboo gravatar imagefooboo ( 2015-09-04 19:26:39 -0500 )edit