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Old 22nd February 2012, 01:32 PM
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Hi All,

I have a brand new samsung laptop (NP-RF511-A02DX) and I have tried installing Fedora 16 a few times now on it.

The installation goes fine until the part where you have to reboot, when I do reboot it won't load grub at all and just says

"Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Media in selected boot device and press a key"

I tried installing from different media incase it was the discs I was using but still no joy.

Earlier I noticed and option on the BIOS POST Screen that says "Recovery F4" This was the samsung recovery partition I suspect.

So I thought I'd try it, when I hit F4 It loaded grub and booted Fedora fine.

It's confused me! can anyone help me fix it so it boots properly.
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Old 22nd February 2012, 01:37 PM
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Re: F16 Installation wont boot

Check your boot device options/order in your BIOS....
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Old 22nd February 2012, 01:45 PM
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Re: F16 Installation wont boot

Hi johno,

thanks for the reply. the first boot device is set as the hard drive. which is a single 1TB.
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Re: F16 Installation wont boot

How strange,
I take it you allowed grub to be installed in MBR (default option)
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Old 22nd February 2012, 02:29 PM
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Re: F16 Installation wont boot

Yes everything was default I just told it to use the entire disk.

---------- Post added at 01:29 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:24 PM ----------

I just tried installing a few other operating systems and they boot fine. So it looks like it might be related to anaconda and whatever it is doing.
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Old 24th February 2012, 10:33 AM
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Re: F16 Installation wont boot

It Looks like it was the GPT issue. I passed the "nogpt" flag to the installer and it booted as expected.

Trying it with UEFI enabled/disabled didn't make a difference before the nogpt option was passed.
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