I tried to upgrade to Fedora 34 this morning, and there was a catastrophic failure that’s left my computer pretty much unable to boot. Here’s the situation:
- Fedora 33 will run on a thumb drive without a problem.
- Fedora 33 has been loaded on my hard drive, but it will not boot from that drive.
- The computer doesn’t seem to recognize the hard drive anymore.
- Boot sequence is UEFI
- SATA Operation set to AHCI
- Secure Boot Enable is checked.
- If I try to add a boot option in the Boot Sequence screen, it says, “File System Not Found!”
- I’ve run the available hardware diagnostics, and have found nothing wrong.
- I have the original SSD that was included with the computer, as well as a 1TB drive that I installed after purchase. The data on the 1TB drive is still there an intact, and I can access it if F33 is running from the thumb drive. The original drive was really only used as a boot drive, where the
- I wiped the original drive earlier today to start fresh.
- This is on a Dell laptop that’s about 2 years old.
- This is not a dual use machine. The only OS on this is/was Fedora.
I’m not sure what to add. I seem to vaguely recall changing something about the drive when I installed it (RAID to UEFI? I don’t remember). I’m sure there’s something in the BIOS that’s causing this problem, or maybe the drive configuration is making the computer think that the drive doesn’t exist. I just don’t recall how I fixed that last time, and I can’t seem to find it anymore.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.