Fedora Linux Support Community & Resources Center
  #1  
Old 23rd August 2015, 06:27 PM
homelybore Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: India
Posts: 4
windows_98_nt_2000chrome
(Solved)Legacy BIOS - Not able to dual boot

Hello all experts,

I am a noob to linux, and wanted to learn more about it, and so I am trying to dual boot my laptop with Windows 10, and Fedora 22.

I have an old BIOS which doesn't support UEFI. Laptop has 500Gb HDD, and 150 Gb is un-allocated for Fedora 22 installation.

I have the latest Fedora 22 64 bit image, and I have made a bootable USB using Fedora live usb creator. But, during installation of Fedora 22, even I am creating /boot - 500 Mb, swap - 4096Mb, and remaining all to / , I am getting the below error -

"You have not defined a root partition(/), which is required for installation of Fedora to continue.

No valid boot loaded target device found. See below for details.

For a UEFI installation, you must include a EFI System Partition on a GPT-formatted disk, mounted at /boot/efi"

It's already been one week since I am trying to dual boot Fedora 22, but no luck. Any help will be appreciated.

Cheers!

Last edited by homelybore; 24th August 2015 at 06:41 AM. Reason: Issue is resolved.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 23rd August 2015, 06:58 PM
upnort Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: milky way
Posts: 556
linuxfedorafirefox
Re: Legacy BIOS - Not able to dual boot

Quote:
"You have not defined a root partition(/), which is required for installation of Fedora to continue.
Select the check box to format the designated root partition.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 24th August 2015, 06:40 AM
homelybore Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: India
Posts: 4
windows_7chrome
Re: Legacy BIOS - Not able to dual boot

Hello upnort,

thanks for your quick response. The issue got resolved. If anyone else having this issue (who use legacy BIOS, but Fedora 22 installation forcing them to use UEFI), it's with the ISO to USB creator application that I was using. I used Fedora Live USB creator, Unetbootin, Rufus but no joy. Used SUSEImage Writer (a bit tricky to find point to *.iso file), but the problem got resolved.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 24th August 2015, 03:04 PM
upnort Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: milky way
Posts: 556
linuxfirefox
Re: Legacy BIOS - Not able to dual boot

Yes, unetbootin doesn't work with RH ISOs. I learned that the very first time I tried to create a bootable USB flash drive. I used dd.

One thing about Linux: NIH runs rampant and everybody wants to be different.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 24th August 2015, 05:47 PM
lsatenstein Online
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Montreal, Que, Canada
Posts: 4,362
linuxfedorafirefox
Re: Legacy BIOS - Not able to dual boot

A very simple way to have solved your problem was to use Wiindows to reduce the partition size to say, 250/250.
Leave the linux 250gs as unformatted (clear free space).

With anaconada, you indicate that you want the system to use the clear free space, and to automatically configure space requirements. I would also choose to not use lvm, but standard partitions.
Anaconda will apportion out the free space and the system will install properly. Grub2, the boot manager may show two Windows10 partitions and your Fedora ones.
__________________
Leslie in Montreal

Interesting web sites list
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showth...40#post1697840
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 25th August 2015, 01:13 AM
homelybore Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: India
Posts: 4
windows_98_nt_2000chrome
Re: Legacy BIOS - Not able to dual boot

Hello lsatenstein,

As mentioned earlier, i had ~150Gb space unformatted / free space since day 1 I tried to dual boot. The problem was with the ISO to USB software I used which forced the Fedora 22 installation think that I am running UEFI partition scheme.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 25th August 2015, 01:54 AM
smr54 Online
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 7,130
linuxchrome
Re: Legacy BIOS - Not able to dual boot

Generally, if you have another Linux (or even a Mac OSX install) you can use dd. In Linux, on a single disk, the USB should show up as /dev/sdb and one can do


dd if=<name_of_iso) of=/dev/sdb bs=1M

(In Mac OSX you may have to use 1m, I'm not sure.)

Generally this will create a usable USB.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 26th August 2015, 11:59 AM
kkshethin Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: India
Posts: 442
windows_98_nt_2000firefox
Re: Legacy BIOS - Not able to dual boot

In rufus, you have to select option of boot with mbr after selecting iso file(Go down then up). Otherwise it defaults to whatever your present windows installation is.

It is also possible to use mbr with gpt partition scheme.

With UEFI this all is confusing.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bios , boot , dual , legacy

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Making a multi-bootable USB stick to boot Linux ISOs in both UEFI and Legacy BIOS plasmonics Guides & Solutions (Not For Questions) 0 19th August 2015 04:09 PM
Is it neccessary to have 1MB Bios Boot in dual booting? shanx Using Fedora 2 4th March 2012 06:31 PM
[SOLVED] why grub(legacy) is so bad!! ... can't dual boot fedvasu Using Fedora 16 31st July 2011 06:06 PM
Legacy Bios Rom option? MagicSpark Hardware & Laptops 1 23rd March 2011 10:52 AM
[fc9] bios clock problems with dual boot deathkill Using Fedora 6 13th June 2008 04:30 AM


Current GMT-time: 04:33 (Monday, 23-10-2017)

TopSubscribe to XML RSS for all Threads in all ForumsFedoraForumDotOrg Archive
logo

All trademarks, and forum posts in this site are property of their respective owner(s).
FedoraForum.org is privately owned and is not directly sponsored by the Fedora Project or Red Hat, Inc.

Privacy Policy | Term of Use | Posting Guidelines | Archive | Contact Us | Founding Members

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2012, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

FedoraForum is Powered by RedHat