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  1. #1
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    Installing Fedora27 on a HP 280 G3 EFI Windows 10

    Where can I get full instructions on installing Fedora 27 on a HP EFI computer.
    This has turn into a nightmare.
    I had to remove Windows10 hard drive to get access to the CD/DVD drive.
    I have 2tb hard drive with Fedora27 already installed, I don't want to loose my /home directory with all the data on it.
    I did install a 1gb Fat32 partition on same drive for use with EFI, but I can't get Fedora27 install completed.
    NEED HELP.

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    Re: Installing Fedora27 on a HP 280 G3 EFI Windows 10

    Hmm, can you make a small diagram on a piece of paper , where all the data is, and take a picture with your cellphone and post it here ?
    "monsters John ... monsters from the ID..."
    "ma vule teva maar gul nol naya"

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    Re: Installing Fedora27 on a HP 280 G3 EFI Windows 10

    The sdb which has Windows10 has been removed from the computer, so as to give access to sr0 CD/DVD drive, in the boot process Windows10 is blocking other drives from being accessed.
    I can't get the Live-DVD to boot up on DVD/CD drive, it automaticly tries to boot into Windows10.
    On the HP Setup I have the following features setup:
    Legacy Support -- Enabled
    Secure Boot --- Disabled
    Fast Boot ---- Disabled

    liveuser@localhost-live ~]$ lsblk -f
    NAME FSTYPE LABEL UUID MOUNTPOINT
    loop0
    squash
    loop1
    │ ext4 Anaconda 0615e3ea-2669-4db1-8d67-049697b01841
    ├─live-rw
    │ ext4 Anaconda 0615e3ea-2669-4db1-8d67-049697b01841 /
    └─live-base
    ext4 Anaconda 0615e3ea-2669-4db1-8d67-049697b01841
    loop2
    │ DM_sna
    └─live-rw
    ext4 Anaconda 0615e3ea-2669-4db1-8d67-049697b01841 /
    sda
    ├─sda1
    │ ext4 / 1d5a6335-e30f-4cc6-9a85-9ff883466cba
    ├─sda2
    │ swap c1646d7c-8d1e-4460-b769-6697c6511efd [SWAP]
    ├─sda3
    │ ext4 /home 25f5c63c-2594-49bd-a93b-4015a038d992
    └─sda4
    vfat EFI 5803-3D8F
    sdb vfat BBB4-1DDE /run/media
    sr0 iso966 Fedora-KDE-Live-27-1-6
    2017-11-05-07-36-22-00 /run/initr
    [liveuser@localhost-live ~]$

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    Re: Installing Fedora27 on a HP 280 G3 EFI Windows 10

    please keep the windows drive in the notebook and let the notebook boot to W10. then click to restart but hold down shift while doing so. when the options come up, choose to boot using a device and select the DVD drive from the options. it should then boot into the fedora live installer if the media itself is not corrupt. turning on legacy support is not necessary. fedora is EFI compliant, has a secureboot certificate and SHIM and using legacy mode could prevent access to W10 if you enabled it just to install fedora.

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    Re: Installing Fedora27 on a HP 280 G3 EFI Windows 10

    antikythera, Thanks for your help, I'll give it a try and get back to you after Thanksgiving.
    I'm wishing you a happy Thanksgiving.

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    Re: Installing Fedora27 on a HP 280 G3 EFI Windows 10

    thanks, happy thanksgiving, we don't actually have that in the UK

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    Re: Installing Fedora27 on a HP 280 G3 EFI Windows 10

    As a heads up- mount your EFI partition as /boot/efi but do NOT format it- it'll wipe your Windows bootloader from there if you do.

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    Re: Installing Fedora27 on a HP 280 G3 EFI Windows 10

    After setting up Custom Partition and click Done in Fedora27 setup I keep getting this Error message.

    I can run a Fedora 27 Live DVD, but when I create three Custome Standard Partitions, I get a Error message:

    "No valid boot loader target device found, See below for details."

    For a UEFI installation, you must include an EFI System Partition on a GPT-Formatted disk mounted at /boot/EFI.

    [liveuser@localhost-live ~]$ lsblk -f
    NAME FSTYPE LABEL UUID MOUNTPOINT
    loop0
    squash
    loop1
    │ ext4 Anaconda 0615e3ea-2669-4db1-8d67-049697b01841
    ├─live-rw
    │ ext4 Anaconda 0615e3ea-2669-4db1-8d67-049697b01841 /
    └─live-base
    ext4 Anaconda 0615e3ea-2669-4db1-8d67-049697b01841
    loop2
    │ DM_sna
    └─live-rw
    ext4 Anaconda 0615e3ea-2669-4db1-8d67-049697b01841 /
    sda
    ├─sda1
    │ ext4 / 1d5a6335-e30f-4cc6-9a85-9ff883466cba
    ├─sda2
    │ swap c1646d7c-8d1e-4460-b769-6697c6511efd
    ├─sda3
    │ ext4 /home 25f5c63c-2594-49bd-a93b-4015a038d992
    └─sda4
    vfat BOOTEFI 94F2-01F7
    sdb
    ├─sdb1
    │ vfat SYSTEM 1084-D53E
    ├─sdb2

    ├─sdb3
    │ ntfs Windows DE58E0BE58E09695
    ├─sdb4
    │ ntfs Windows RE tools E6F295CBF295A07B
    └─sdb5
    ntfs Recovery Image 04080B11080B0182
    sr0 iso966 Fedora-KDE-Live-27-1-6
    2017-11-05-07-36-22-00 /run/initr
    [liveuser@localhost-live ~]$

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    Re: Installing Fedora27 on a HP 280 G3 EFI Windows 10

    assign /boot/efi to sda4 but untick the format condition.

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    Re: Installing Fedora27 on a HP 280 G3 EFI Windows 10

    I did assign label /boot/efi and I did not format, using Gparted.
    I don't know why Gparted change it to BOOTEFI

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    Re: Installing Fedora27 on a HP 280 G3 EFI Windows 10

    Question? I have two hard drives;
    sda 1tb Fedora 27 (trying to install Fedora 27 on)
    Sdb 500gb Windows 10

    Which drive should the /boot/efi partition be on, I have it on sda4 ?

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    Re: Installing Fedora27 on a HP 280 G3 EFI Windows 10

    It looks like you created a new EFI partition. Is is not necessary. You can use windows EFI partition . That is why it is being told not to format it. do not use efi on sda. Use on sdb (on which windows is installed). If windows do not have EFI partition, then you should not install fedora in EFI mode.

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    Re: Installing Fedora27 on a HP 280 G3 EFI Windows 10

    I removed the Fat32 /boot/efi from sda and checked sdb Windows10 and there is no fat32 /boot/efi.
    If I try to install Fedora 27 on sda / and /home , it rejects the install because it cannot find /boot/efi.
    So do I need to create a /boot/efi on sdb Windows10 partitioning ? That would require some resizing Windows10 partitions to get a 1gb space for a fat32 /boot/efi
    partition.

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    Re: Installing Fedora27 on a HP 280 G3 EFI Windows 10

    I t appears that your window installation is old way without UEFI. You are trying to install fedora in UEFI way. Such mixing not good.

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    Re: Installing Fedora27 on a HP 280 G3 EFI Windows 10

    Why is Fedora wanting to install as EFI if Windows is not ?
    How can this be fixed ?
    This is the first time I have had to deal with EFI, installing Fedora.

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