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    Win 8.1 + Fedora dualboot: UEFI mode installation: disk partitioning issue

    Hello.
    Notebook MSI GP60 2PE. I've installed Win 8.1 in UEFI mode, when win installer splits disk space automatically (pt. 1 300 MiB recovery, pt. 2 100 MiB system, pt. 3 128 MiB MSR, pt. 4 user chooses GiB as main and pt. 5 100 MiB for efi partition).
    When installing Fedora, installer doesn't allow to point this existing efi partition as a place for bootloader, that's why I've created another one efi partition. But I know that it's possible from some article.
    At last, there's a installer bug / imperfection or I have something missed (I think first is more probable).


    Here's partititon table from article where TS tells installer allows him to point existing efi partition for bootloader installation:
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    Here's my partition table:
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    Re: Win 8.1 + Fedora dualboot: UEFI mode installation: disk partitioning issue

    First free up space with the Windows disk program -- if you haven't done that already. Then boot the fedora iso and choose "Custom". Now you can use the free space to create a root partition, /home partition, etc. You will also be able to point /boot/efi to Windows EFI partition (generally /dev/sda2) but DO NOT repartition the Windows efi partition. If your BIOS has fast-boot and secure boot, you should disable them both (Fedora is supposed to be able to boot with secure-boot, but I disable it to make sure Fedora can boot) before booting the fedora iso.

    You don't need to create a separate EFI partition for fedora. That only makes things more complicated.

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