I’m just trying to install Silverblue 32 on my laptop, dual booting with Windows, but in the installation proccess I get an error that it fails to write boot loader configuration.
I’m not using EFI, just old Legacy BIOS.
With Fedora Workstation 32 I did not have this problem.
Manual normal partitions, EXT4. One for / and one for /home.
If you are feeling brave, you can go the long way around and do what I did:
It may be possible to simply copy the files that the installer puts into /boot/efi/EFI/EFI to /boot/efi/EFI but I havent tried that and I am unsure if any additional steps are required to “register” the boot loader with the UEFI system.
And welcome to the forum!
There are issues people have found with dual/multi booting SB. If you are able to the easiest way to get around this is to make a partition specifically for the SB install and proceed with the installation that way, keeping the W10 partition separate and intact. If you are doing this on a Win10 PC then it will already occupy the primary partition as I note you are on a BIOS sys. I am uncertain of the tools available in Win10 to re-partition your HD but I think even gparted or parted are available for it. You can do this at installation time (with the SB installer) by selecting manual partitioning, to setup the partition layout.
There is a pretty good write up of partitioning here even a video for BIOS partitioning
I have a partition for Windows and one for Linux, as I have been using dual boot several years.
I have one Primary partition for Windows, one for Linux “/”, and two Logical, one for Windows user’s data, one for Linux “/home”. And the swap.
I haven’t tried to dual/multi boot Silverblue so I don’t have direct experience with doing it. I do know it has been done by some in the community that are running BIOS based boards. Maybe have a look at ask.fedoraproject.org, there will likely be someone there who has done this very thing with Silverblue.