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|Summary:||Windows 8 Preview & Fedora 17 Alpha: "BOOTMGR is missing"|
|Component:||grub2||Assignee:||Peter Jones <pjones>|
|Status:||CLOSED NEXTRELEASE||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||17||CC:||bcl, dennis, pjones|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2012-04-16 12:10:46 EDT||Type:||Bug|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description ng0177 2012-04-12 10:53:07 EDT
Hi, on a laptop: Windows 8 preview on the IDE HDD and Fedora 17 Alpha on the USB HDD 2nd partition (boot) have installed successfully. However, I am getting the message "BOOTMGR is missing" when swichting with F12 during boot to Fedora (Windows starts up fine). I am almost there and not too savy i.e. a straightfoward fix is appreciated. Thank you!
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2012-04-12 11:25:07 EDT
Moving to grub2, as a starting point for people versed in debugging these issues.
Comment 2 ng0177 2012-04-16 12:10:46 EDT
The problem turned out not to be related to booting but is of general nature: Installation of Fedora17 Alpha on a laptop: A LiveUSB had to be burned with a litte tool, the CD never worked (Windows7/8 burning is very confusing). The BIOS had to be changed to accept USB as a boot option F12 needed to pressed during start up F17A hangs during installation during formatting ext4 file systems waiting for probably non-existent drives. Alt-F4 interrupts and re-continues with the installation. F17A is dead slow and gives a wrong impression for the dead fast F16 64-bit performance. F17A has Gnome 3.3 and fixes a problem with adjusting the screen brightness and should be considered as an update for F16! I am impressed overall with F16 and glad to have switched.