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asked 2016-03-10 17:40:49 -0600

Richard92 gravatar image

updated 2016-03-10 18:34:25 -0600

Hello, everyone. Please have mercy on my Linux ignorant soul. :D

So, I'm going for RHCSA and I'm going to be using CentOS but am entirely new to Linux. CentOS is giving me a host of other problems, so I thought I'd give Fedora a shot since I can at least get it to work as a workstation. I bought a low end computer to practice using as a server, and wanted to install Fedora onto it as the only OS (only 4GB of RAM).

I boot to the live workstation from my USB, click on Install Fedora, do all the steps, and it successfully installs! Now reboot to start using Fedora! :D Except it doesn't boot... At all. I'm positive most of Fedora installed to the hdd, except it looks like the GRUB installed to my USB and not the hdd... So, I use the YUMI Boot Repair program to try and fix the GRUB. It tells me there's no GRUB to delete off of C:, but then says GRUB is already present on C: when I try to install GRUB...

I'm not entirely sure what's going on... I'm wondering if I can boot to the workstation, remove the USB (to resolve the GRUB install issue), and do a network download? Not sure how Linux as a whole works yet, so all advice is very appreciated. :)

EDIT: The YUMI boot repair program is Boot Repair Disk 64.

I'm unsure of how to check how much RAM the Fedora I downloaded needs? When installing, it recommended something like 800MB for the live workstation.

I did experiment with Fedora a bit. Went online, messed around with the command line, looked through the available programs (not much to do without any files), but everything seemed to work fine. Not buggy or anything.

As for partitioning my drive, when I used the install feature on Fedora I had it partition for me. It partitioned to Ext4 if I remember correctly.

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Welcome to ask.fedora. I'm not quite sure, yet, what's going on because I don't recognize the YUMI Boot Repair program. Also, have you checked to see if your box has enough RAM for Fedora? (Did you let it run for a bit and do some experimenting before installing?) Please edit your question to include the answers to these questions and tell us how you partitioned your drive for Fedora.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2016-03-10 17:52:54 -0600 )edit

What Live Image are you using, and where did you get it? If you downloaded it directly from the Fedora Project, there will be all the information you need about minimum requirements, although it may be a tad hard to find if you're not familiar with the site. However, if the installer only asks for 800MB, what you have is ample.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2016-03-11 15:36:54 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-03-10 21:15:19 -0600

Hey it sounds like you might be having a problem in the installation phase of Fedora. When you boot into the live USB, there's an option to install. When you choose that option, and it asks you where you want to install Fedora too, you need to make sure that the C drive is selected, and then everything is installed there, if you've done that then GRUB (That's the program that boots right before Fedora boots) should be installed on C too. I don't think it's possible for GRUB to be installed without Fedora as well.

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I do exactly that though... I've installed several times.. Maybe grub did install but there's another issue I'm not seeing?

Richard92 gravatar imageRichard92 ( 2016-03-10 21:40:56 -0600 )edit

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