[RESPONDED] Dual Boot problems


I have windows and linux installed on my framework 16. When i restart the machine it automatically starts to boot windows. If i mash the f12 (Framework) key and go into bios i can choose fedora (it shows windows at the top then two boot options for fedora) but when ever it boot cycles (ie when doing an OS update) it goes back to booting windows.

Also it doesn’t let me change the boot order in bios

How do i fix that ?

and secondly the boot menu in fedora (grub) is very small text how do i make it bigger.

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You can change boot order in bios, even if it is a bit not intuitive.
You select as a bios order first or last (not auto) and then go in the list of bootable systems.
You then press F5 or F6 to rise or lower each system.

You can also use efibootmgr. Examples:

  1. List current boot configuration:
$ efibootmgr -v
BootCurrent: 0001
Timeout: 0 seconds
BootOrder: 0000,0001,....
Boot0000* windows	HD(....)/....
Boot0001* fedora	HD(....)/....
  1. Change boot order:
$ sudo efibootmgr -o 0001,0000

Hi @Redsmeg68 ,

you can change res on /etc/default/grub
uncomment the line #GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480
and increase resolution for bigger fonts

and sudo update-grub after editing and saving then reboot.

update-grub doesn’t work on my Fedora install

Here is the final situation i have:

  1. sudo su - (get to root in terminal)

  2. cd /etc/default

  3. nano grub

  4. change config as follows
    GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=“$(sed ‘s, release .*$,g’ /etc/system-release)”
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=“rhgb quiet”

+X to save
5. grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
6 . reboot

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this fixes the menu resolution. To fix the boot menu and have it default to grub i went into the framework BIOS and chose boot menu, this is usually showing read only but you have to remove the lock on the previous screen to get in and change the boot order
“new boot device priority” set to manual