I just installed Fedora 33 using a live USB while deleting the Windows 10 partition I had. After installation, Fedora didn’t boot. Lenovo splash screen flashes for less than a second and says “system bootloader not found”. Then it keeps restarting infinitely.
I tired booting into live CD, used efibootmgr and deleted “Windows Boot Manager”, “Fedora”, “Fedora” (Not sure why I had two Fedora entries. probably because my last install of Fedora dual booting Windows 10 wasn’t removed), deleted my SSD partitions again (using Gnome Disks), and installed Fedora for a second time. still same issues as before…
I also came across an old thread on Lenovo forums saying that it could be due to me using a docking station!!! I didn’t think that made any sense (specially since I installed Fedora 33 last month as a dual boot with Windows 10 and always docked without any issues). Anyways, I tried pulling the dock. Still no difference.
Secure boot is off.
Every install was done using default settings and automatic partitioning except I turned on disk encryption. Though I did try an install WITHOUT encryption and same issues …
Right now I’m booting into the Live CD and as you can see below,
efibootmgr didn’t remove the entries I deleted before! Anyways, I don’t even understand efibootmgr that much (just followed an online guide) but I can’t boot into Fedora.
How can I do a fresh/clean install of Fedora on my SSD deleting everything and fixing my EFI boot ?
I’m on Lenovo ThinkPad T460s and my SSD is using a GPT
Here’s the output of efibootmgr:
[liveuser@localhost-live ~]$ efibootmgr BootCurrent: 001B Timeout: 0 seconds BootOrder: 0000,001B,0017,0018,0019,001A,001C,0001 Boot0000* Fedora Boot0001 Windows Boot Manager Boot0010 Setup Boot0011 Boot Menu Boot0012 Diagnostic Splash Screen Boot0013 Lenovo Diagnostics Boot0014 Startup Interrupt Menu Boot0015 Rescue and Recovery Boot0016 MEBx Hot Key Boot0017* USB CD Boot0018* USB FDD Boot0019 NVMe0 Boot001A* ATA HDD0 Boot001B* USB HDD Boot001C* PCI LAN Boot001D* IDER BOOT CDROM Boot001E* IDER BOOT Floppy Boot001F* ATA HDD Boot0020* ATAPI CD
Edit: Removed unnecessary preface