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Old 30th March 2012, 01:17 AM
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reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot device and press a key

i bought a new gateway dx4860 series where i am trying to install Fedora. the installation goes fine, but after i reboot, i get this error:

reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot device and press a key

can someone please help me? why is this?
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Old 30th March 2012, 01:20 AM
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Re: reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot device and press a key

What happens when you try to select a boot device? When the computer starts up, press F12 or Delete key (depends on your computer). You should get a list of boot devices. Select your HDD. It is possible that your computer is not trying to boot from your hard disk (strange).
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Old 30th March 2012, 02:25 AM
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Re: reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot device and press a key

nonamedotc, i will try that in aminute

---------- Post added at 09:25 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:56 PM ----------

nonamedotc, strange, but that's what it was. thanks
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Old 30th March 2012, 02:26 AM
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Re: reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot device and press a key

You are welcome! Please mark the thread as SOLVED. Cheers.
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Old 30th March 2012, 11:54 PM
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Re: reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot device and press a key

well nonamedotc, it worked the first time, but now it does not work. I keep doing what you told me to do, but it is not working now. any other suggestions?

thanks
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Old 31st March 2012, 02:44 AM
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Re: reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot device and press a key

You mean you are unable to boot in to your OS from your hard disk anymore? Are you getting anything at all? Are you able to access BIOS settings?
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Old 31st March 2012, 02:38 PM
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Re: reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot device and press a key

I am still getting this message: reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot device and press a key

Yes, i am able to get to the BIOS. once in there, i went to boot order option and this what how it had:

1st boot device: EFI Device
2nd boot device: Hard disk: WDC WD10...
3rd boot device: CD&DVD: ATAPI
4th boot device: removable media
5th boot device: LAN

I changed the 2nd one for be the 1st one and still does not work. any other suggestions?
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Old 1st April 2012, 01:15 AM
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Re: reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot device and press a key

Could you please post the error message? Are you able to boot from a CD though?
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