Cannot Install Fedora 27 Workstation ISO on HP Pavilion
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    Post Cannot Install Fedora 27 Workstation ISO on HP Pavilion

    I just downloaded Fedora 27 Workstation on my HP Pavilion Laptop. But when i try to install F27 live USB alongside my Windows 10, there is a problem. I can open the desktop but when I click "Install to hard drive" just show blank screen and then closed not show any choice. I also try terminal command "liveinst" and "sudo anaconda", I have GeForce 940 GPU and have been try install in graphics and netinstall ISO but same problem. I have try any solution anyone here but there is different in error code.
    My Laptop BIOS Insyde F.03, all my hard drive in Basic Disk
    I have tried shrink volume hard drive, change to UEFI mode, Turn off secure boot but still cannot install F27

    Here is the error

    Code:
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "/usr/bin/anaconda-cleanup", line 83, in <module>
        devicetree.populate(cleanup_only=True)
      File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/blivet/threads.py", line 45, in run_with_lock
        return m(*args, **kwargs)
      File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/blivet/populator/populator.py", line 454, in populate
        self._populate()
      File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/blivet/threads.py", line 45, in run_with_lock
        return m(*args, **kwargs)
      File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/blivet/populator/populator.py", line 505, in _populate
        new_devices = udev.get_devices()
      File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/blivet/udev.py", line 73, in get_devices
        dev = device_to_dict(device)
      File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/blivet/udev.py", line 48, in device_to_dict
        result = dict(device.properties)
      File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/pyudev/device/_device.py", line 1085, in __getitem__
        return ensure_unicode_string(value)
      File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/pyudev/_util.py", line 67, in ensure_unicode_string
        value = value.decode(sys.getfilesystemencoding())
    UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf-8' codec can't decode byte 0xf9 in position 1: invalid start byte
    Starting installer, one moment...
    anaconda 27.20.4-1 for Fedora 27 started.
     * installation log files are stored in /tmp during the installation
     * shell is available on TTY2 and in second TMUX pane (ctrl+b, then press 2)
     * when reporting a bug add logs from /tmp as separate text/plain attachments
    05:49:07 Not asking for VNC because we don't have a network
    05:49:07 Not asking for VNC because we don't have a network
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "/sbin/anaconda", line 658, in <module>
        matched = device_matches("LABEL=OEMDRV", disks_only=True)
      File "/usr/lib64/python3.6/site-packages/pyanaconda/storage_utils.py", line 897, in device_matches
        single_spec_matches = udev.resolve_glob(full_spec)
      File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/blivet/udev.py", line 155, in resolve_glob
        for dev in get_devices():
      File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/blivet/udev.py", line 73, in get_devices
        dev = device_to_dict(device)
      File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/blivet/udev.py", line 48, in device_to_dict
        result = dict(device.properties)
      File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/pyudev/device/_device.py", line 1085, in __getitem__
        return ensure_unicode_string(value)
      File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/pyudev/_util.py", line 67, in ensure_unicode_string
        value = value.decode(sys.getfilesystemencoding())
    UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf-8' codec can't decode byte 0xf9 in position 1: invalid start byte

    Can anyone help me? I have experience with ubuntu and centos installation but cant handle this. Anyway thanks to anyone who read this.

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    Re: Cannot Install Fedora 27 Workstation ISO on HP Pavilion

    I have installed to virtualbox but there is no problem. The problem is when I try to install on dual boot alongside Win10 like I explained on top. Please help me guys

    re:
    UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf-8' codec can't decode byte 0xf9 in position 1: invalid start byte

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    Re: Cannot Install Fedora 27 Workstation ISO on HP Pavilion

    Hello.

    I also had exactly the same error message. Finally I realized that "OEMDRV" should be the partition that contains the drivers for windows provided by the manifacuturer (in my case Dell). Then I tried another install with the drive that contains the windows system and its recovery partiton phisically removed. That was a success. I am not sure, but I guess that Anaconda has a code to deal with this sort of partition, which apparently contains some bug.

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