On Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:35:18 -0000
"William Mattison" <mattison.computer(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
(replying to all three messages)
When I boot, the bios display says it is UEFI. Am I
mis-understanding what that means? Am I mis-using the term?
Your system supports efi, but it seems you aren't using it.
My /boot directory has only two sub-directories: "grub" and "grub2",
no sub-directory "efi".
Not sure why this is. The fact that you have a grub directory implies
to me that you have been upgrading this system for a while. I don't
have a grub directory in /boot, since it is legacy and deprecated.
Each of the two sub-directories has a file called
two files are identical, except for permissions.
In /etc/fstab, the UUIDs are already correct, based on output by both
the blkid command and the lsblk command (which blkid's man page says
I really should use instead).
Confirming Joe's comment.
I tried the grub2-mkconfig command in both sub-directories. Then I
rebooted. The new menu has Fedora, other Fedora options, Windows 7
(on /dev/sda1), and Windows 7 (on /dev/sda2). Each option appears to
boot up correctly, though I did not attempt to actually log in to a
It appears to have worked.
Why are there two menu entries for windows? On this system, sda1 is
the master boot record, sda2 is the windows partition.
I don't think the MBR is given a partition assignment. I don't run
windows, so I'm unfamiliar with how it is organized, but I seem to
recall reading that it can have a backup partition, so one of them
might be that.
After signing in to Fedora, I get a crash message saying vmlinuz
crashed. I couldn't catch the whole message. Yet the system does
seem to work. What's going on?
Try reinstalling the latest kernel, or booting an older kernel. Are
there any other messages that would indicate the problem in journalctl
-b? It seems that the kernel is having a problem, but it is not
fatal. Something misconfigured?