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Old 20th July 2012, 12:43 AM
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Re: Need help installing Fedora on my laptop

This shows the same information as you had given before. I am positive you should be able to install Fedora in the 120+ GB space you have ...[COLOR="Silver"]
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Old 20th July 2012, 12:56 PM
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Re: Need help installing Fedora on my laptop

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This shows the same information as you had given before. I am positive you should be able to install Fedora in the 120+ GB space you have ...
It is installing!

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How can I install ubuntu now?

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I just got an error during the installation of the bootloader:

There was an error installing the bootloader. The system may not be bootable??

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My windows won't load now? Saying a problem!?

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Here is the pastebin for my results from a bootinfocript

http://pastebin.com/wKkZpPS8

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Note: The bootloader failed to install during the installation of Fedora... any ideas?

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Still no luck with the install.
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Old 20th July 2012, 01:39 PM
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Re: Need help installing Fedora on my laptop

It looks like it installed all the files okay (into the first partition, sda1, swap in sda5).

You should try to install the GRUB boot-loader in the MBR using the Fedora CD/DVD. There are probably easier ways of doing so, but try something like the following in a terminal:
Code:
su -
mkdir /mnt/fedora
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/fedora
for i in dev proc run sys
do
    mount --rbind "/$i" "/mnt/fedora/$i"
done
chroot /mnt/fedora
grub2-install /dev/sda
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Old 20th July 2012, 03:07 PM
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Re: Need help installing Fedora on my laptop

Windows is not loading because the boot loader is no longer being handled by windows but by Fedora - which did not install properly. Try what Gareth has posted and see if that works.
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Old 20th July 2012, 03:08 PM
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Re: Need help installing Fedora on my laptop

Where can I put that information in the system? I cannot load anything? I cannot see terminal?

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Windows is not loading because the boot loader is no longer being handled by windows but by Fedora - which did not install properly. Try what Gareth has posted and see if that works.
Should I load up my Fedora via the disc and load up terminal this way?
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Old 20th July 2012, 03:11 PM
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Re: Need help installing Fedora on my laptop

Yup! Use a live CD to try what Garenth suggested. The advantage of trying this in terminal is that you will see if there are some errors in the process ...
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Old 20th July 2012, 03:16 PM
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Re: Need help installing Fedora on my laptop

After I hit the "done" command I got the following:

mount: mount point /mnt/fedora/dev does not exist
mount: mount point /mnt/fedora/proc does not exist
mount: mount point /mnt/fedora/run does not exist
mount: mount point /mnt/fedora/does not exist
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Old 20th July 2012, 04:40 PM
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Re: Need help installing Fedora on my laptop

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After I hit the "done" command I got the following:

mount: mount point /mnt/fedora/dev does not exist
mount: mount point /mnt/fedora/proc does not exist
mount: mount point /mnt/fedora/run does not exist
mount: mount point /mnt/fedora/does not exist
Are you sure /dev/sda1 is actually mounted? Can you navigate to /mnt/fedora to see the files?
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Old 20th July 2012, 04:59 PM
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Re: Need help installing Fedora on my laptop

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Are you sure /dev/sda1 is actually mounted? Can you navigate to /mnt/fedora to see the files?
How do I do that?

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I ran it again and this tie it went all the way through but said this:

this LDM has no Embedding Partition; embedding won't be possible.

usr/sbin/grub2-bios-setup: warning: embedding is not possible. grub can only be installed in this setup by using blocklists. however, blocklists are UNRELIABLE and their use is dicouraged.

/usr/sbin/grub2-bios-setup: error: will not proceed with blocklists.
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Old 20th July 2012, 05:10 PM
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Re: Need help installing Fedora on my laptop

Well that's unfortunate. You can overcome this error to install grub2 by using the --force tag. It would be something like

Code:
 grub2-install --force /dev/sda
WARNING: USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK. I DO NOT HAVE PERSNONAL EXPERIENCE WITH THE --FORCE option. I have only read about this in bugzilla. Let me try to find some documentation.

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Here is a bug report on the topic and man page from Arch Wiki.

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Old 20th July 2012, 10:25 PM
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Re: Need help installing Fedora on my laptop

I tried to install it but it did not work. It gave me an error.

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Grub 2 installed but it is just a command line with no OS's for me to choose from.

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http://paste.debian.net/180022/

This is the latest from me...
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Old 20th July 2012, 10:46 PM
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Re: Need help installing Fedora on my laptop

There was a slight omission in the code Gareth posted above, I do believe.

Even bind mounts have to have the mount point created first.

Code:
su -
mkdir /mnt/fedora
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/fedora
for i in dev proc run sys
do
    mkdir "/mnt/fedora/$i"
    mount --rbind "/$i" "/mnt/fedora/$i"
done
chroot /mnt/fedora
grub2-install /dev/sda
Added one line above to what Gareth posted to create the mount points for the bind mounts.
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Old 20th July 2012, 10:52 PM
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Re: Need help installing Fedora on my laptop

Isn't it possible to do this - might be simpler?

Boot from install DVD in rescue mode (I think Troubleshooting --> Rescue an installed system)

Code:
chroot /mnt/sysimage
/sbin/grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
/sbin/grub2-install /dev/sda
The grub2-mkconfig should also show what operating systems are detected. Would this be simpler and possibly work?

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Old 20th July 2012, 11:12 PM
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Re: Need help installing Fedora on my laptop

Doing this gave me a segmentation fault 4024, core dumped...

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Quote:
Originally Posted by nonamedotc View Post
Isn't it possible to do this - might be simpler?

Boot from install DVD in rescue mode (I think Troubleshooting --> Rescue an installed system)

Code:
chroot /mnt/sysimage
/sbin/grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
/sbin/grub2-install /dev/sda
The grub2-mkconfig should also show what operating systems are detected. Would this be simpler and possibly work?
I installed grub2, but when I restarted, it is sending me to the gnu grub v 2 beta 4, minimal bash-like line editing. Like a grub command prompt...

What now?

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I did the following codes:

chroot /mnt/sysimage
/sbin/grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
/sbin/grub2-install /dev/sda

the last part [ /sbin/grub2-install /dev/sda ] gave me the Embedding is not possible. GRUB can only be installed in this setup by using blocklists. However, blocklists are UNRELIABLE and their use id discouraged...

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Also start up just goes to the words GRUB _ and stays blank.
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