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06-28-2022 12:40 AM - edited 06-28-2022 12:41 AM
I'm trying to dualboot windows 11 and Fedora Linux on 2 separate drives, Windows on a sata ssd and Linux on a NVMe SSD, but the HP UEFI forces me to boot from the SATA SSD over the NVMe SSD, which is not what I want. Is there any way to boot the NVMe drive by default without opening the boot menu with f9 by default?
EDIT: If anyone knows how to create a entry for Linux on a separate drive in the Windows bootloader, that works too.
06-28-2022 07:48 PM
I've fixed the problem. For anyone trying to figure out what's happening, I believe the primary internal boot device is decided on what you externally booted last. Since I was running Windows from an external drive previously, Windows Boot Manager was the primary boot device. What you have to do to fix the problem is to clone your linux drive or whatever you want to be the primary device to an external drive(I used balenaEtcher for this) and boot that(Press F9 when the computer is turning on to open a boot menu, choose the external usb in that menu). Then, immediately force power off the computer by holding down the power button. Unplug the external drive and turn on your computer. Press F10 to enter UEFI settings, go to Boot options and press enter when hovering over OS Boot Manager, Press enter and the order should have changed to what you wanted it to be.
This is some horrible design by HP. Very detrimental to those who want to dualboot operating systems on seperate drives.
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