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    fedora 16 install issue after reboot

    Hello and thanks in advance for any help.. First let me say that I am totally new to the linux world.. I have played a bit on ubuntu and learned some terminal commands but that is about the extent. I am starting a new job and have to learn RH / Fedora.. So here I am .

    On to the issue! I am running an intel desk top pc. I only have one hd on this system at this time so there are not multiple drives (well besides the optical.)

    When I go to install everything loads up fine from an install dvd. It goes all the though the install process (I have been choosing the full space install were it is supposed to format the entire drive) once its done it sayes to reboot so I do. Here is where I get the issue..I get the following

    Client Mac Addr: Guide:
    PXE-E53: No boot filename recived

    PXE-M0F; Exiting intel boot agent.
    no bootable device -- insert boot disk press any key


    I have gone though the install process about 6 times trying different things using different hard drives sata and ide.. I have tried burning a live cd booting from that then from fedora installing to hard drive... I have no idea what to do..

    AGAIN MY MOST HUMBLE THANKS IN ADVANCE!!! Any help would be great

    ---------- Post added at 10:10 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:55 PM ----------

    Can someone please help..

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    Re: fedora 16 install issue after reboot

    i have exactly the same problem.
    i have even checked the SHA-256 of my file and every thing is fine.
    i tried Fedora 16 Gnome, Fedora 16 KDE, encripted LVM, not encrypted LVM, costum partitioning...
    but nothing helpes...

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    Re: fedora 16 install issue after reboot

    My system as well.

    I have read the warnings about installing the boot partition on a RAID device, but I have one drive in my system, same as the OP. I try to install F16 on it, and it leaves the system unbootable. I am not a Linux newbie; I have used Fedora since before there was a Fedora, starting with Red Hat 6.1. I am running F13 and wanted to install F16 (I never upgrade; I do a clean install on a new hard drive and then copy everything I need). I generally upgrade only every two to three releases, and I have never encountered anything like this. I have nothing out of the ordinary; I have an Intel motherboard with an Intel Quad processor, both of which are about 2 years old, so there is no hardware that is so new that Fedora doesn't know about it. But installing an OS and then being unable to boot the OS is a serious issue. I suspect the new GRUB is the culprit, but I don't have any idea how to get around it.

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    Re: fedora 16 install issue after reboot

    fedora installation guide that you can get from the fedora project dropdown in the upper right hand corner in chapter 4.3 tells you what you need to know i believe.

    todd aka fibster
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    Re: fedora 16 install issue after reboot

    Quote Originally Posted by fibster
    fedora installation guide that you can get from the fedora project dropdown in the upper right hand corner in chapter 4.3 tells you what you need to know i believe.

    todd aka fibster
    Huh? Chapter 4.3 is hardware RAID.

    ---------- Post added at 10:03 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:55 PM ----------

    I'd boot off the install dvd with the rescue menu option in the troubleshooting submenu, chroot the mounted F16 system (which rescue mode should do for you but will not chroot it), and then
    Code:
    grub2-install /dev/sda
    See if that fixes it. This is a BIOS machine? Not UEFI right? Where did you install your bootloader when you originally installed Fedora?

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    Re: fedora 16 install issue after reboot

    Quote Originally Posted by sasigns
    I get the following

    Client Mac Addr: Guide:
    PXE-E53: No boot filename recived

    PXE-M0F; Exiting intel boot agent.
    no bootable device -- insert boot disk press any key
    Your system is trying to do a PXE Boot because it cannot find a bootable disk. As Chrismurphy said, boot into rescue mode and do a grub2-install.

    Also many Intel manufactured motherboards require the PMBR (Protective MBR) on the boot disk, which is located in LBA0, to be marked as bootable. You cannot mark the PMBR as bootable using gdisk or parted. You have to use fdisk for this. When you invoke fdisk and list partitions, it will show only one partition, i.e. the PMBR. Simple mark this partition as bootable and your system should now boot. You can boot your installation media in Rescue mode to make this change.

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    Re: fedora 16 install issue after reboot

    No good for me.
    I marked that partition as bootable.
    But when i typed chroot /dev/sda terminal said that this device is can not be found... it doesn't exist.

    I installed encrypted Fedora 16 using LVM --> but i think that should not be a problem.
    Any advice??

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    Re: fedora 16 install issue after reboot

    chroot /dev/sda won't work because the command works on a mounted system. DVD rescue mounts everything for you at /mnt/sysimage so you'd do chroot /mnt/sysimage. HOWEVER, before you even go that far, I'd like to see the full results of
    Code:
    parted -l
    The easiest way to do that is with the Live CD, because you can do it in a GUI terminal window, which can be copy/pasted into a browser (included on the Live CD). Make sure you use the forum code brackets so it gets formatted properly. In the forum's message toolbar it's the # button.

    And I haven't heard a response on whether you're absolutely sure this machine is in fact truly a BIOS only machine, or if it's UEFI. So I'd find that out.

    I don't know anything about Intel motherboard and BIOS expectations, but Apple hardware refuses to honor a set active flag on 0xEE partitions (the PMBR). In effect they require at least a 2nd MBR partition which can then be marked bootable, in order to get the CSM/BIOS to activate.

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    Re: fedora 16 install issue after reboot

    Quote Originally Posted by sasigns
    Hello and thanks in advance for any help.. First let me say that I am totally new to the linux world.. I have played a bit on ubuntu and learned some terminal commands but that is about the extent. I am starting a new job and have to learn RH / Fedora.. So here I am .

    On to the issue! I am running an intel desk top pc. I only have one hd on this system at this time so there are not multiple drives (well besides the optical.)

    When I go to install everything loads up fine from an install dvd. It goes all the though the install process (I have been choosing the full space install were it is supposed to format the entire drive) once its done it sayes to reboot so I do. Here is where I get the issue..I get the following

    Client Mac Addr: Guide:
    PXE-E53: No boot filename recived

    PXE-M0F; Exiting intel boot agent.
    no bootable device -- insert boot disk press any key
    Like it is mentioned in an earlier post your BIOS is set to do a PXE BOOT. You have to change that in BIOS. Have you disabled BootPXE? if not do so.

    Try it.

    Then Reinstall Fedora... it is easier. Remember to make sure that your GRUB is being installed to /dev/sda.


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    Re: fedora 16 install issue after reboot

    fpmurphy, that was the answer. My partition was not bootable. I used cfdisk (not fdisk) to make the change and that worked.

    Thank you very much for your assistance!

    --Tom

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    Re: fedora 16 install issue after reboot

    I am still stucked.
    I have Toshiba A660 laptop...it is BIOS as far as i know.

    now, i have reinstalled everything using Fedora DVD x64
    i reinstalled grub and i made that partition bootable, but no good for me...

    there is my parted -l output

    Code:
    [root@localhost liveuser]# parted -l
    Model: ATA TOSHIBA MK5065GS (scsi)
    Disk /dev/sda: 500GB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
    Partition Table: gpt
    
    Number  Start   End     Size    File system  Name  Flags
     1      1049kB  2097kB  1049kB                     bios_grub
     2      2097kB  526MB   524MB   ext4         ext4  boot
     3      526MB   500GB   500GB
    
    
    Model: Linux device-mapper (snapshot) (dm)
    Disk /dev/mapper/live-osimg-min: 3221MB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
    Partition Table: loop
    
    Number  Start  End     Size    File system  Flags
     1      0.00B  3221MB  3221MB  ext4
    
    
    Model: Linux device-mapper (snapshot) (dm)
    Disk /dev/mapper/live-rw: 3221MB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
    Partition Table: loop
    
    Number  Start  End     Size    File system  Flags
     1      0.00B  3221MB  3221MB  ext4
    
    
    Error: Invalid partition table - recursive partition on /dev/sr0.         
    Ignore/Cancel? i                                                          
    Model: MAT****A BD-MLT UJ240ES (scsi)
    Disk /dev/sr0: 730MB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 2048B/2048B
    Partition Table: msdos
    
    Number  Start  End  Size  Type  File system  Flags
    
    
    [root@localhost liveuser]#
    i really don't know what to do any more...

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    Re: fedora 16 install issue after reboot

    Please post the result of
    Code:
    fdisk -l /dev/sda

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    Re: fedora 16 install issue after reboot

    this is again fresh install
    partitioning is ENCRYPTED LVM (as before, but i forgot to tell you this)
    i booted live CD and this is my outout for: fdisk -l /dev/sda
    That partition is not marked as bootable, but i maket it as bootable before but is didn't help...

    Code:
    [root@localhost liveuser]# fdisk -l /dev/sda
    
    WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.
    
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00000000
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1               1   976773167   488386583+  ee  GPT
    [root@localhost liveuser]#

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    Re: fedora 16 install issue after reboot

    if you're having issues that appear to be GPT related, one alternative to trying to make GPT boot work is just to reinstall and not use GPT labels; pass the parameter 'nogpt' to the installer. This will cause it to format disks with the old-style MS-DOS boot labels, not GPT labels.
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    Re: fedora 16 install issue after reboot

    huh
    does anybody know why i can install linux mint or ubuntu without any problems, but fedora doesnn't want to work =)

    what is the difference if i would not use GTP and only MS-DOS boot tables??

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