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Old 01-30-2016, 04:05 AM   #1
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Problem with Fedora 23 live Universal USB installation in dual boot

Hi all,

I have recently tried to install Fedora 23 live on my laptop using universal usb installer in the dual boot. But all of sudden it went dracutt shell and i am unable to find my windows boot option in the BIOS since then. The suggestion it has given is to refer to the file "/run/initramfs/rdosreport.txt" and report it in the bug report. I am sure how to even copy it to my USB, I am kind of lost in dev directory. Please advice me something helpful. Let me know atleast how to boot windows back. Is there anybody out there facing the same issue?
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You neglected to mention which release of windows you are using and also whether you used UEFI with windows and whether you installed Fedora UEFI. Mixing an MBR install with a UEFI install will always cause problems. From your post, it seems the Fedora install was unsuccessful, is that correct? Did you do an md5 checksum on the Fedora iso to verify the download was good before using UUI?
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From the dracut shell, plug a USB in and run these commands - take a photo of the screen and post it here. Or stick it on the net somewhere if you don't have authority yet to post attachments. From my test just now, getting the rdsosreport (note the spelling) onto a USB will be harder than it should be. I got no device nodes built after plugging in a USB.
ls /dev/sd*
dmesg | sed -e :a -e '$q;N;16,$D;ba'
Be careful with the second one - it looks arcane, but it needs all those (weird) characters - and spaces - in that order.

Last edited by syg00; 01-30-2016 at 09:07 AM. Reason: sed command corrected


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