Sign up ×
Unix & Linux Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of Linux, FreeBSD and other Un*x-like operating systems. It's 100% free, no registration required.

After installing a Linux distro (Fedora 19, to be exact) on a Windows 8 machine I got the message:

No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed.

What did I do wrong?

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

up vote 1 down vote accepted

Turned out the problem was that I had tried to install a 32 bit version of Linux. When installing on an x86 system with Secure Boot (UEFI) a 64 bit version of Linux is needed.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.