I have a laptop with windows 8 and I installed Ubuntu and it is now dual booted. I want to replace the Ubuntu with fedora.

When creating the partitioning the fedora gives me error : For a UEFI installation, you must include an EFI System Partition on a GPT-formatted disk, mounted at /boot/efi.

And hence not able to install the same.


According to fedora's wiki :

If you are doing a UEFI-native installation and using custom partitioning, though, be aware that you must include an EFI system partition mounted at /boot/efi as a part of your partition layout.

In the installer, go for custom partitioning. It'll show you the existing partitions on your disk.

  • setup the efi partition: it'll be a small one, around 100Mb in size. Set its mount point to /boot/efi (do not format it !).
  • setup the fedora partition: select your existing linux partition (it'll be ext3 or ext4) and set its mount point to /. Format it to wipe out the ubuntu install (backup your files first if there's anything you want to keep!)

That should allow the installer to proceed.
Good luck !

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