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Bug 1476759 - Fedora does not start after installation on Lenovo P51/P71
Fedora does not start after installation on Lenovo P51/P71
Status: NEW
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub2 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
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Reported: 2017-07-31 07:54 EDT by Oliver Haessler
Modified: 2017-08-07 07:27 EDT (History)
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Description Oliver Haessler 2017-07-31 07:54:07 EDT
Description of problem:
After installing Fedora 26 via PXE (inside Red Hat), the notebook reboots but does not start Fedora, but behaves like nothing is installed. This also applies to RHEL 7.3

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 26 + RHEL 7.3

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 26 or RHEL 7.3 on a P51
2. reboot after installation

Actual results:
After reboot P51 goes back into the boot device selector, and behaves nothing is installed

Expected results:
Grub with the kernel selection
Comment 1 Oliver Haessler 2017-07-31 07:57:47 EDT
The bios is fully up to date as well:

Package      (ID)     UEFI BIOS (BIOS ID)  ECP (ECP ID)      Rev.  Issue Date
--------------------  -------------------  ---------------   ----  ----------
1.08      (N1UUJ04W)  1.08 (N1UET34W)      1.04 (N1UHT21W)   01    2017/05/31
Comment 2 Benjamin Berg 2017-08-07 07:27:29 EDT
So, AFAICT:
 * grub is installed in the MBR
 * boot partition (ext4) is marked bootable

Now, what happens is that the laptop simply fails to boot from the NVME. i.e. the screen stays blank and it then returns to the chooser after a brief period without displaying anything.

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