Hi! Dan Fox - very new here - beg forgiveness in advance. I did try searching the forum, and Googling the world at large, but no joy. Maybe I don’t know the right search terms.
I just bought a new Dell Inspiron 3000 laptop. I created a Fedora live USB to try out Fedora. (I’m familiar with Ubuntu, and have experience with RHE via command line on virtual boxes.) Getting this thing to even boot off a thumb drive was an adventure in itself, but I got there. This is my first adventure with “UEFI” which is either a technology to secure the boot process, or a bogeyman designed to make users swear off ever messing with their computers.
Fedora Live could not see the internal SSD in the laptop until I changed some BIOS settings. I changed those, and pushed the button on the install. (I was expecting to be given more than zero opportunities to express preferences/locations - different story). It installed, and took the entirety of the SSD (128 GB) as one partition. It appears that the right stuff is there in the right places, but the computer won’t recognize it as a bootable device - it’s now complaining that there are “no bootable devices found”.
I can still boot from the USB, and see the SSD drive as well as the internal 1TB magnetic media, but I can’t seem to convince the computer to boot off the SSD as it did with the Win10 install.
I suspect that this is a BIOS configuration issue as opposed to an install gone bad. Any ideas? Thanks in advance. I’ll happily supply any logs/debug output that I’m asked for.
- Dan Fox