Bug 980994 - Intel nuc does not boot fedora19
Intel nuc does not boot fedora19
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: efibootmgr (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-07-03 14:54 EDT by Ohad Basan
Modified: 2015-02-17 10:49 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-02-17 10:49:24 EST
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2014-02-04 10:32 EST, hermelijn
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Description Ohad Basan 2013-07-03 14:54:09 EDT
Description of problem:

After finishing successfully installation of fedora 19
on an intel NUC (next unit of computing)
nuc's bios doesn't recognize a bootable device
Trying to boot the system throws a message

"A bootable device has not been detected"
Comment 1 hermelijn 2013-07-05 10:14:04 EDT
I ran into the same problem using fedora 19 on a intel NUC.
I managed to get it working by disabeling UEFI BIOS and use legacy bios only.
Comment 2 hermelijn 2013-07-08 07:40:32 EDT
To bad, the above workaround only works for the Live version of Fedora19.
I can't get the DVD version to boot in anyway. After selecting the "Install Fedora..." in the bootmenu it drops to a rescue prompt. journalctl will show that the /dev/root device doesn't exist.
Comment 3 Glen Z. 2013-07-16 10:52:15 EDT
I made a Live USB of Fedora 19 in Windows, installed,  and I have the same issue. I tried legacy bios but it still doesn't doesn't boot.
Comment 4 scott r 2013-08-25 17:47:16 EDT
Successfully installed full F19 from DVD:

NUC DC53427HYE  bios version:  RK0023.BIO Version:0023 Date:05/29/2013 Size:11.03 MB

Disabled the UEFI boot in bios 

editing the linux boot options on the main Installation page to: root=/dev/sr0 ( I am using an external USB DVD)

did NOT have the installer create a local user (the nuc seems to go through some failed reboots once you click the "reboot" button)

All seems to now work to include acpi

Ran geparted any blew away the first install and re-installed to make sure.
Comment 5 Hector Davie 2013-09-09 10:14:39 EDT
F19 claims to install on a NUC DC3217IYE, but after installation, BIOS claims it cannot find a boot device. Tried installing Ubuntu 12.0.4, which works straight out of the box (well, off the USB stick). Plextor mSATA SSD.
Comment 6 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2013-10-09 16:37:48 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Comment 7 Adam Williamson 2014-02-03 14:32:23 EST
We could do with the logs from /var/log/anaconda after an installation to debug what happened here: the bug is assigned to efibootmgr, but without any clear indication that's actually where the bug is, or any useful information to be able to figure out what the problem is even if the bug *is* in efibootmgr.
Comment 8 hermelijn 2014-02-04 10:31:50 EST
Seeing the above list I'm getting the feeling it's several different problems.
I can only speek for my own finding, so I reproduced my situation:
NUC D34010WYK, msata kingston SMS200S360G, booting from USB stick
Fedora LIVE 19 and 20 works fine (also centos and ubuntu)
Fedora 19 and 20 FULL DVD will not boot into installer, after a while the rescue prompt will appear. I'll upload the rdsosreport.txt, it's all I can provide.
Comment 9 hermelijn 2014-02-04 10:32:46 EST
Created attachment 859216 [details]
Comment 10 Adam Williamson 2014-02-04 11:33:54 EST
I'm gonna guess you didn't write that USB stick with a Fedora utility, did you?

Comment 11 Adam Williamson 2014-02-04 11:42:09 EST
Ah. I bet you used this, didn't you:


Don't do that. 'Universal' USB writers rarely are.

Fedora's install images rely on a filesystem label to locate the partition with the installer itself on them. Note that cmdline has this:

Kernel command line: initrd=initrd.img inst.stage2=hd:LABEL=Fedora\x2020\x20x86_64 rd.live.check quiet BOOT_IMAGE=vmlinuz

'Universal' USB writers often don't write the correct label, as indeed it looks like UUI didn't. Your USB stick just has one big vfat partition on it, with the label "UUI":

/dev/sdb1: LABEL="UUI" UUID="1419-0665" TYPE="vfat" PARTUUID="fe3aea68-01" 

for a start the stick won't be UEFI bootable (a common problem with 'universal' stick writers), and for a second the lack of a label means the installer can't be located. You could probably boot with something like inst.stage2=hd:/dev/sdb1 (that's from memory, but the syntax is something like that), but I'd highly recommend just re-writing the stick using a recommended method, as there's no telling what else it got wrong.
Comment 12 hermelijn 2014-02-04 17:59:37 EST
That's correct Adam ;-), due to lack of time and resources I cut to many corners in my test today. The first cut was indeed using UUI instead of taking some time properly, the second was taking a NUC out of stock and not cheking the BIOS for UEFI. My original test was in legacy, but the helpdesk set all settings to UEFI including USB devices. Thanks for the heads up, I'll have another shot at it! (with a little more care :-)).
Comment 13 David Strauss 2014-02-06 16:18:10 EST
Has anyone tried Fedora 20?
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