I have a laptop Acer Aspire S5-371 series with Windows 10 home. I cannot reformat it because I need it for school. The school is very Microsoft centric. So I bought external USB 240GB SSD, Transcend TS240GESD250C, to install Fedora 31 on it.
Created the Fedora 31 Live USB. The laptop can see the live USB and boots into the Fedora 31 Live. Then I plugged in the external USB SSD drive. Fedora 31 Live sees it. Then I proceeded to install Fedora 31 onto the external USB SSD drive. The install was successful.
Restarted the laptop, when to the boot menu of the bios and the external USB SSD drive does not appear for boot. Then I booted into windows and went into the advance startup setting and selected the usb boot. But that too failed. Just does not boot up.
Next I tried to install Centos 8 on the external USB SSD. Install was successful. Restarted the laptop and Centos 8 boots up! So there is nothing wrong with the laptop and the external USB SSD.
Then I tried and installed Fedora 28 because I read somewhere Centos 8 was based on Fedora 28. After installing Fedora 28 on the external USB SSD, it does not bootup. Fail.
Why does Centos 8 work and not Fedora 31 does not work?
I really like using Fedora. I have been using it for years. I think about ten years.
Is there anyway to get Fedora 31 to bootup on my laptop Acer Aspire S5-371 series using an external USB SSD?