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Bug 812026

Summary: Windows 8 Preview & Fedora 17 Alpha: "BOOTMGR is missing"
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: ng0177
Component: grub2Assignee: Peter Jones <pjones>
Status: CLOSED NEXTRELEASE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 17CC: bcl, dennis, pjones
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OS: Windows   
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Last Closed: 2012-04-16 12:10:46 EDT Type: Bug
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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.