Win10 + Fedora25

2016-Dec-14, Wednesday 09:51 pm
chebe: (StepIntoTheLight)
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Golly gosh gawd darn. I just learned me some things.

I just dual-booted my new(ish) Windows 10 laptop with Fedora 25.
The usual process applies;
- shrink Windows partition using Windows own tool in Disk Management
- create nifty live usb (from new live usb creating program from Fedora)
- boot into live usb

(An aside; in order for the boot menu (F12) to be accessible/work, first I had to go into the BIOS (F2) and enable the boot menu.)

- inside live usb, install to hard disk (Fedora handles all the details, just point it at the empty space)

Then things have gotten a little bit different. No messing with boot sectors, no dd, no MBR editing, no bcdedit. You reboot, and things just work.

(Another aside; Except, when they don't. I tried many things, but it seems I needed to go back into my BIOS, set a Supervisor Password. This unlocked the Secure Boot menu, which allowed me to add a trusted image. Follow the menus down through Fedora to grubx64.efi, and select. Save and exit. Go back into BIOS, to the boot menu order, grub will now be in the list, make it goes to the top of the list. Save and exit.)

On boot you will be greeted with the grub menu; offering you Fedora, or to go to the Windows Boot Menu.

Happy days. I'm dual-booted again!

(On the plus side; everything just seems to work in Fedora 25! From the wlan, to the touch screen, it just, it's beautiful. *wipes tear away*)
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