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    Angry Windows 8 not booting after installing Fedora on Toshiba laptop


    I have a Toshiba laptop that's brand new and i had Linux Mint installed alongside for a while i wiped off linux mint to install Fedora a couple days after ago I went in the bios to set it back to windows 8 and i got something saying checking media (fail) (THAT WAS FIRST TIME GOING IN WINDOWS 8 AFTER INSTALLING FEDORA) I don't have recovery so not to happy. can somebody help. Thanks alot! if somebody can!

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    First check, what partition are there (or not).
    Boot into fedora, open a terminal, become root and execute this command to print the partition table:
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    parted -l
    If parted isnt installed:
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    fdisk -l
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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    ok when i get infront of that laptop i will try and show u pic of partitons

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    In this case: text > picture
    And please in CODE tags
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    Code:
    [root@localhost dj]# fdisk -l
    
    WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.
    
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes, 625142448 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00000000
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *           1   625142447   312571223+  ee  GPT
    Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary.
    
    Disk /dev/mapper/fedora-swap: 3724 MB, 3724541952 bytes, 7274496 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
    
    
    Disk /dev/mapper/fedora-root: 45.3 GB, 45277511680 bytes, 88432640 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
    here's result

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    Code:
    [root@localhost dj]# parted -l
    Model: ATA TOSHIBA MQ01ABD0 (scsi)
    Disk /dev/sda: 320GB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
    Partition Table: gpt
    Disk Flags: pmbr_boot
    
    Number  Start   End    Size    File system  Name                  Flags
     1      1049kB  473MB  472MB   ntfs         Basic data partition  hidden, diag
     2      473MB   746MB  273MB   fat32        Basic data partition  boot
     3      746MB   880MB  134MB   ntfs         Basic data partition  msftres
     4      880MB   271GB  270GB   ntfs         Basic data partition
     5      271GB   271GB  1049kB                                     bios_grub
     6      271GB   271GB  524MB   ext4
     7      271GB   320GB  49.0GB                                     lvm
    
    
    Model: Linux device-mapper (linear) (dm)
    Disk /dev/mapper/fedora-swap: 3725MB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
    Partition Table: loop
    Disk Flags: 
    
    Number  Start  End     Size    File system     Flags
     1      0.00B  3725MB  3725MB  linux-swap(v1)
    
    
    Model: Linux device-mapper (linear) (dm)
    Disk /dev/mapper/fedora-root: 45.3GB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
    Partition Table: loop
    Disk Flags: 
    
    Number  Start  End     Size    File system  Flags
     1      0.00B  45.3GB  45.3GB  ext4
    Using parted -l command

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    is this possible a bug in fedora? and if it is? does fedora know?

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    I think you have problem with boot record(MBR)
    boot with windows bootable cd/dvd choose repair option and select command line then type for example x:\bootrec /fixmbr
    that will boot you system to windows but if you have grub loaded there it will be lost ,no worry boot with fedora livecd/dvd/usb then reinstall grub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thislinuxdj View Post
    I have a Toshiba laptop that's brand new and i had Linux Mint installed alongside for a while i wiped off linux mint to install Fedora a couple days after ago I went in the bios to set it back to windows 8 and i got something saying checking media (fail) (THAT WAS FIRST TIME GOING IN WINDOWS 8 AFTER INSTALLING FEDORA) I don't have recovery so not to happy. can somebody help. Thanks alot! if somebody can!
    What do you mean you went back into the BIOS to set it to Windows 8?

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    windows 8 computers have that secure boot crap so to switch back and forth from linux and windows i have to do that in BIOS.

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