Fedora 33 boot not working

Leonardo_B

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I install it to external hard disk . when I try to run it from external hard disk it does a boot loop. windows work well off the internal hard drive but fedora 33 does not work off external.
 


dos2unix

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What is the error that you are getting?
When installing to an external drive, it is recommended, that you use the BIOS/UEFI to select the boot device.
 

Leonardo_B

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i going to reformat it and try again. when i click exteral hard drive to boot from it just some text that i cant read cause to so fast and then goes to black screen before booting into windows when it does not find it. is fat 32 correct format?
 

dos2unix

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is fat 32 correct format?
It doesn't matter. The installer will re-format and re-create the correct partitions.
Only the /biosboot or /efi/boot partitions need to be fat32.
It will create some XFS, or BTRFS partitions also.
However, if you don't re-format the drive before re-installing, you will have to delete
the existing partitions from the previous install. (reclaim disk space).
 

dos2unix

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If you have a video camera on your cell phone.
Take a video of the error. Then when you play it back, you can stop it
when the error pops up.
 

Leonardo_B

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If you have a video camera on your cell phone.
Take a video of the error. Then when you play it back, you can stop it
when the error pops up.
it has to something with bios. cause i took a pendrive that work for install and put the os on their and did not work too. does it matter on ufei no option to go to legacy
 
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dos2unix

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UEFI is fine, does the OS work fine while you are running from the USB drive?
 

dos2unix

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Can you open a console, and send output from ....

sudo fdisk -l (lowercase L)
 

dos2unix

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Don't need to install yet. Just run the fdisk command above, while U are booted from USB drive.
 

dos2unix

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Fast boot is fine, it won't hurt anything. You can turn it off in the BIOS/UEFI.
From the console, run

fdisk /dev/sda

then press g
then press enter.

then press w
then press enter.

This will delete everything on your internal drive.
Then try to re-install, the way you did before.
 

Leonardo_B

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Fast boot is fine, it won't hurt anything. You can turn it off in the BIOS/UEFI.
From the console, run

fdisk /dev/sda

then press g
then press enter.

then press w
then press enter.

This will delete everything on your internal drive.
Then try to re-install, the way you did before.
i dont want to do internal drive.. i want it on external drive
 

dos2unix

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There is not another drive in your picture, all I see is /dev/sda (internal drive)
and /dev/sdc (usb drive)

It's possible there is another drive, but it doesn't show in your picture.
 

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By disabling fast boot it gives yourself more of a chance to get into BIOS/boot menu. Fast Startup feature will typically prevent you from mounting the Windows partitions in Linux, since it acts basically the same as hibernating the Windows OS: Linux sees that Windows has not cleanly unmounted the Windows partitions and so some cached data might held in the hibernation data, waiting to be written to its final place in the Windows filesystem. You can keep Fast Startup enabled but that will make it more difficult to exchange files between the operating systems.

To turn off Fast Startup go to Control Panel -> All Control Panel Items -> Power Options -> System Settings, and under the title "Shutdown settings", uncheck the item "Turn on fast startup (recommended)" and click on "Save changes" at the bottom of the window.
 


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