Fedora 20 Heisenbug installation tips and tricks

Dual boot Windows 8.1 and Fedora 20 with Windows bootloader (Install GRUB on your root partition instead of MBR) #

With the introduction of Anaconda (new GUI installer for Fedora) in Fedora 20 Heisenbug a very useful feature of installing GRUB2 on root partition was lost which was a deal breaker if you want to dual boot Fedora with Windows 8.1 but keep the Windows bootloader and Windows Update working. However this can still be achieved by following these steps.



chroot /mnt/sysimage

grub2-install –force /dev/sdxx

sdxx is the location you want to install bootloader (your root partition from before), for example sda1

grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

Enable/disable Fedora 20 boot animation #

If you followed the first chapter, you will notice that when you choose to boot Fedora, no boot animation is shown and instead you are presented with classic linux “wall of text” while booting. To enable Fedora 20 boot animation you have to do following:

sudo gedit /etc/default/grub


To disable boot animation, remove the mentioned line from the /etc/default/grub file.


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