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Old 12-02-2017, 10:19 PM   #1
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Question my pc has windows mint and fedora


so my pc has windows on it with a broken mint that installed the grub loader. and i have already messed one laptop up and its currently in grub rescue and i cant fix it so i am scared to delete its partition so i tried to install fedora over top of the mint partition and it wouldn't work idk what i did wrong. but now i have fedora on its own partition...
did fedora put a new boot loader and is it now safe to delete mint...?
i don't know how to change the mbr safely

thx ahead of time i am grateful for your time and help
 
Old 12-03-2017, 12:15 AM   #2
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Hi: & Welcome to LQ.

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did fedora put a new boot loader and is it now safe to delete mint...?
Not if you can't boot into Fedora:-

If you performed a fresh installation of Fedora Mint is gone unless you didn't delete the Mint partitions.

Did you install Fedora to the mbr?

Did you shrink your Windows partition before you installed Linux?
 
Old 12-03-2017, 01:08 AM   #3
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Try: https://sourceforge.net/projects/boot-repair-cd
IF it can activate a net device, it will post a TON of diag info
and return a link, which you can post here, for us to look into.
Best wishes! (Yes, proceed slowly & carefully!!!)
 
Old 12-03-2017, 05:11 AM   #4
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boot into fedora, and issue
Code:
grub-install
i think it works like that, if not it needs to point to the first internal hard drive, usually like that:
Code:
grub-install /dev/sda
after that
Code:
update-grub
just to be sure.
on reboot, you should be seeing a fedora-branded grub menu.
if so, you can delete mint.
 
Old 12-03-2017, 09:26 AM   #5
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sorry this is kush96.. i have two
Ztcoracat
yeah i used a new partition for fedora. and i honestly have no idea if its installed to the mbr. i think it may be bc after fedora where you pick what you want to boot into the menu seems diff from when it was just windows and mint

and ondoho thank you for your help. sorry if this is a dumb question,
those commands are for manually or by terminal to set the mbr?.

thank you everyone for your time an patents
 
Old 12-03-2017, 10:56 AM   #6
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boot into fedora, and issue
Code:
grub-install
i think it works like that, if not it needs to point to the first internal hard drive, usually like that:
Code:
grub-install /dev/sda
after that
Code:
update-grub
just to be sure.
on reboot, you should be seeing a fedora-branded grub menu.
if so, you can delete mint.
its telling me that grub command not found
or did it need to look like

yum grub-install
??
 
Old 12-03-2017, 11:36 AM   #7
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its telling me that grub command not found
or did it need to look like

yum grub-install
??
Code:
dnf grub-install /dev/sda
IF that doesn't work than:
grub2-install /dev/sda


https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/GRUB_2

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Old 12-03-2017, 12:02 PM   #8
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I think grub-install is a Debian command. Fedora uses grub2-install. But I think it might be best for the op to get a handle on just which partitions are where, and manually do partitioning in the next install. Install grub correctly, and then it should work. It would also be helpful to know which Windows.
 
Old 12-03-2017, 12:14 PM   #9
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I think grub-install is a Debian command. Fedora uses grub2-install. But I think it might be best for the op to get a handle on just which partitions are where, and manually do partitioning in the next install. Install grub correctly, and then it should work. It would also be helpful to know which Windows.
Yeah, your right that is a Debian cmd.

Agreed, knowing which Windows os is installed would help.

Partitioning FC can be a little tricky if dual booting.
What I did in the past was manually created my /boot, /root, /home and swap after shrinking the Windows partition.

https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/que...n-the-live-cd/
 
Old 12-03-2017, 02:51 PM   #10
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Yeah, your right that is a Debian cmd.

Agreed, knowing which Windows os is installed would help.

Partitioning FC can be a little tricky if dual booting.
What I did in the past was manually created my /boot, /root, /home and swap after shrinking the Windows partition.

https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/que...n-the-live-cd/
im about to try new command now it is windows ten also i failed to mention. but i tried to install fedora with the custom way but i was very unsure on the mount points (/, /boot/....) im used to the mint set uo the root and swap there was only those to with it. i tried to use the hint fedora gave me to manualy do it on youtube i couldnt seem to find a video that helped they all used the automatic option and did it in a virtual box...
from the grub window is there anyway to tell witch grub it is (mints grub instalation or fedoras grub instalation)

and i am verryyyyy greatfullllll for the help, i havnt got this kind of help anywhere els

... i have fedora rescue installed also... iv seen alot of post about doing it without. is it easier tio do with that

Last edited by Kushbombs; 12-03-2017 at 03:06 PM.
 
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Old 12-03-2017, 02:59 PM   #11
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Yeah, your right that is a Debian cmd.

Agreed, knowing which Windows os is installed would help.

Partitioning FC can be a little tricky if dual booting.
What I did in the past was manually created my /boot, /root, /home and swap after shrinking the Windows partition.

https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/que...n-the-live-cd/
dose this help
/dev/sda1 2048 534527 532480 260M EFI System
/dev/sda2 534528 567295 32768 16M Microsoft reserved
/dev/sda3 567296 3521697791 3521130496 1.7T Microsoft basic data
/dev/sda4 3880099840 3882106879 2007040 980M Windows recovery environment
/dev/sda5 3882106880 3907016703 24909824 11.9G Microsoft basic data
/dev/sda6 3675297792 3880099839 204802048 97.7G Linux filesystem
/dev/sda7 3907016704 3907028991 12288 6M Linux swap
/dev/sda8 3521697792 3523794943 2097152 1G Linux filesystem
/dev/sda9 3523794944 3675297791 151502848 72.2G Linux LVM
 
Old 12-04-2017, 07:06 AM   #12
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Looking at this:

Code:
/dev/sda2 534528 567295 32768 16M Microsoft reserved
/dev/sda3 567296 3521697791 3521130496 1.7T Microsoft basic data
/dev/sda4 3880099840 3882106879 2007040 980M Windows recovery environment
/dev/sda5 3882106880 3907016703 24909824 11.9G Microsoft basic data
I can't tell if it's Windows XP? Windows 7? Windows 8? or Windows 10?

Thanks for clarifing that it's Windows 10:-

Is this a UEFI machine?

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Old 12-04-2017, 07:25 AM   #13
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from the grub window is there anyway to tell witch grub it is (
The version of Grub should show at the top of the Menu.

Do you want to keep Windows?

IF so; you will have to (depending on the size of your HDD) shrink your Windows partition in order to have room for your Fedora installation.

With Fedora your better off creating one partition at a time.

Create a /boot partition of at least 500 MB.
Create a /root partition of at least 10 GB. I always make the /root 20 GB's.
Create a swap partition of 1 to 2 GB's and than give the rest of the space to the /home partition.

Here's a Guide here:
https://docs-old.fedoraproject.org/e...commended.html
 
Old 12-04-2017, 04:54 PM   #14
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The version of Grub should show at the top of the Menu.

Do you want to keep Windows?

IF so; you will have to (depending on the size of your HDD) shrink your Windows partition in order to have room for your Fedora installation.

With Fedora your better off creating one partition at a time.

Create a /boot partition of at least 500 MB.
Create a /root partition of at least 10 GB. I always make the /root 20 GB's.
Create a swap partition of 1 to 2 GB's and than give the rest of the space to the /home partition.

Here's a Guide here:
https://docs-old.fedoraproject.org/e...commended.html
im not 100% but im about positive its not from what i found online to tell its not bc it has the EFI file so i dont think it is.
but yeah id like to keep windows and just get rid of mint.
and this is weird but when i restart my pc it seems to be a diff grub menu its not full screen but when i boot my pc up it is full screen. idk but from what i looked at it don't say grub or grub two at boot up.

and the table given with
/boot partition of at least 500 MB.
Create a /root partition of at least 10 GB
etc..
is that for the customized install?
 
Old 12-04-2017, 08:30 PM   #15
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thank you for that link thats the best link and help iv ever found.

hats off to you kind sir
 
  


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