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Install fedora in second hard drive on a Caddy

asked 2017-10-13 04:49:03 -0500

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I have an HP 250 G5 with Windows 10 pre-installed. I want to install fedora in my second hard drive (SSD - Samsung 850 Evo) which is on a HDDCaddy. In my bios the secure boot option is already disabled. I have already tried to install fedora 25 & 26 but after the restart, I cannot boot from the second hard drive. I also tried to remove my first hard drive and do the installation in the second but after the installation finished it cannot boot. I cannot swap my hard drive because my first one is a flash module. Also, I tried to get another hard drive from other PC with fedora installed and it booted....

My question is how can I fix it and boot fedora from my second hard drive? Feel free to ask any additional information.

Thank in advance

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Unplug the W10 drive and let us know if you are able to boot.

Make sure you power off first.

toddandmargo gravatar imagetoddandmargo ( 2017-10-13 19:17:02 -0500 )edit

Is the UEFI file system on your removable disk visible from windows? Does it contain the directory EFI\fedora or EFI\FEDORA?

villykruse gravatar imagevillykruse ( 2017-10-15 02:19:34 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-10-14 14:11:09 -0500

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Simply, in Anaconda set your GRUB destination disk to be the primary Hard Disk. As you have Windows 10, surely you'll have UEFI, and grub2.install will detect both your Windows and your Linux installations in two different disks, and will allow you to select either one.

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answered 2017-10-14 12:21:11 -0500

Using a caddy for Linux is always going to give you complications. The easiest and safest approach to your problem is to take a backup of your current OS. Then try installing fedora in the primary drive and then try restoring your backup to your SSD. This might work for you. If in case it doesn't you won't lose any vital data.

But if you insist to use your caddy for Fedora try booting it as your primary boot device.

Let me know if this works

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answered 2017-10-14 13:02:42 -0500

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boot keys (F9, something like that) ?
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