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Thread: Trouble dual booting 12.2 and Windows 7 on EFI enabled system

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    Default Re: Trouble dual booting 12.2 and Windows 7 on EFI enabled system

    When you uninstall the Linux OS from a dual boot machine, do you have to manually delete the files stored in the ESP?

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    Default Re: Trouble dual booting 12.2 and Windows 7 on EFI enabled system

    Quote Originally Posted by PiElle View Post
    When you uninstall the Linux OS from a dual boot machine
    What do you mean? I am not aware of any tool to "uninstall Linux OS".

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    Default Re: Trouble dual booting 12.2 and Windows 7 on EFI enabled system

    Quote Originally Posted by arvidjaar View Post
    What do you mean? I am not aware of any tool to "uninstall Linux OS".
    I meant when I delete the Linux partitions (for instance, to install a new Distro or repartitioning the hard disk) ...

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    Default Re: Trouble dual booting 12.2 and Windows 7 on EFI enabled system

    Quote Originally Posted by PiElle View Post
    when I delete the Linux partitions
    In this case you will be left with UEFI menu entry pointing to bootloader which won't boot anymore. It does not do any harm as long as you do not select it; I would still clean it up. And of course you will need to do it manually (both remove files in ESP and remove UEFI menu entry).

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    Quote Originally Posted by us2rugrats View Post
    Yes, I have gotten it to the point that I now have both systems installed and I have explored /boot/EFI/ and all of the Windows information is in there. I have also managed to get the entries in the boot loader as your guide has said, but the first Windows boot option tells me that the hardware has changed and kicks me back to the selection screen, the second one just kicks me back to the selection screen. When I ran the updateGrub2 command, I seem to get 2 errors, I will paste the output.

    grub2-efi-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of /boot/efi/EFI/windows/bootmgfw.efi.
    Generating grub.cfg ...
    Found theme: /boot/grub2/themes/openSUSE/theme.txt
    Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.4.6-2.10-desktop
    Found initrd image: /boot/initrd-3.4.6-2.10-desktop
    /dev/sdb: open failed: No medium found
    No volume groups found
    done
    I am also getting the same problem. The file is not present here /boot/efi/EFI/windows/bootmgfw.efi
    Is there any way to create this file, how can I add windows to bootloader?

    Thanks in Advance,

    Ashish.

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    Default Re: Trouble dual booting 12.2 and Windows 7 on EFI enabled system

    Quote Originally Posted by ashkulkarni13 View Post
    The file is not present here /boot/efi/EFI/windows/bootmgfw.efi
    Is there any way to create this file
    Boot from Windows installation DVD in recovery mode and repair bootloader.

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