Alternate Title: A Grand Olde Tale of Drives, Mount Points, and GRUB, Told in the Fashion of A High Adventure
The Setting: I had been dual-booting Windows 10 (for some school-specific apps) and elementary OS for a little while.
The Departure: However, having grown malcontent (okay, “discontent” is strictly speaking more accurate, but “malcontent” is such a great word) with being on an Ubuntu 18.04 base (and the limits of Pantheon), I decided to replace my elementary installation with Fedora 33 (XFCE edition, though I don’t think that’s relevant). A bold move for me, considering I’d never attempted replacing a distro alongside Windows.
The Disaster: The USB drive has been flashed with Fedora 33 (XFCE), the OS has been booted, and the Installer has been started. Upon reaching the part where he chooses an installation destination (such great rhyming), our Hero™ picks the Automatic setup option and selects “Make additional space” in accordance with the guide he found on the Unix StackExchange. There are 2
ntfs partitions, and he marks both as “preserve”. Everything else goes automatically, and the installation is successful. After booting into Fedora and tweaking some settings and theming, he decides to try booting into Windows 10, just to see if it works. The computer is restarted. The Grub menu appears… and there is no option for Windows 10. Just a couple of Fedora options (I installed on
Alright, all that to say, I need to be able to boot into Windows 10, and I can’t. I can still see all my Windows files on their separate partition, so I know it’s all still there, but there’s no Grub option to boot to Windows. As mentioned, I installed Fedora on
btrfs. If there’s any more information I need to provide, I will attempt to do so.
Thanks in advance, and hopefully I brought a smile to your day with my literary antics.