Bug 888232 - Installation on UEFI system failed (with default settings)
Summary: Installation on UEFI system failed (with default settings)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 18
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: 869613
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-12-18 10:55 UTC by Florian Weimer
Modified: 2014-02-05 13:59 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2014-02-05 13:59:32 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Partition layout after installation (811 bytes, text/plain)
2012-12-18 10:55 UTC, Florian Weimer
no flags Details
Contents of the original EFI partition (21.69 KB, text/plain)
2012-12-18 10:55 UTC, Florian Weimer
no flags Details
Files from /var/log/anaconda after installation (165.60 KB, application/octet-stream)
2012-12-18 11:12 UTC, Florian Weimer
no flags Details

Description Florian Weimer 2012-12-18 10:55:09 UTC
Created attachment 665432 [details]
Partition layout after installation

Description of problem:

Installing on an UEFI system with the default options fails.  I suspect this is because the installation creates a separate /boot/efi partition, instead of re-using the existing one.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Make room for the installation on the hard disk (by resizing or deleting a partition).
2. Install Fedora.
3. Reboot.
Actual results:

Windows 8 is booted.

Expected results:

A boot selection appears, offering a choice between Fedora and Windows 8.

Additional info:

Booting manually from the Fedora partition using the built-in boot device selector in Windows 8 does not work, either.  Copying the "fedora" tree into the UEFI partition (under /efi) still does not allow booting.

Comment 1 Florian Weimer 2012-12-18 10:55:40 UTC
Created attachment 665433 [details]
Contents of the original EFI partition

Comment 2 Florian Weimer 2012-12-18 11:12:27 UTC
Created attachment 665447 [details]
Files from /var/log/anaconda after installation

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