Fedora 21 Final RC1 dual boot

Alexander Ploumistos alex.ploumistos at gmail.com
Sun Nov 30 17:43:29 UTC 2014

Unless there is a bug in anaconda, that smells a lot like UEFI.

Did you boot in BIOS/Legacy mode or UEFI when windows 8 were installed?
What were your BIOS settings with regard to that and SecureBoot?

There are some issues with recent Lenovo laptops, UEFI and linux.

2014-11-30 19:09 GMT+02:00 Christopher <ctubbsii-fedora at apache.org>:

> Hi all,
> I was testing installing Fedora 21 Final RC1 in the free space on a GPT
> drive with Windows 8.1 (Lenovo Z40). I'm installing from a USB stick made
> from the ISO.
> Every time I click "Begin Installation" in Anaconda, it locks up at the
> screen where I'm supposed to be able to enter the root password and create
> a user account. The message at the bottom is something like "Initializing
> setup configuration" (sorry, I can't recall the exact words). I can't click
> on anything in Anaconda, but I can switch to a terminal and "kill -9 <pid
> of anaconda>" to drop me back to the Live desktop.
> I do not get the same problem if I delete all the existing partitions on
> the drive and install only Fedora. That proceeds fine. The problem only
> seems to exist if I try to install alongside Windows.
> My question is: how might I go about troubleshooting this?
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