HP PAV No OS!
This a little long and may not work for some.
I have a HP Pavilion AMD system, 2014 Laptop, although the processor and MB are older, I am sure. I have seen a lot of trouble in the forums about the Netrunner install and OS not found after restart.
Most HP Laptops or notebooks have one TB hard drive or less. Mine has one TB. I already have Windows 8.1 and Fedora 20 installed and working great together.
In the BIOS:
I have CD/DVD as first boot option in both Legacy and UEFI.
After I have set Secure Boot “Disabled”.
After I have set Legacy “Enabled”. Disregard warnings and “Enable” Legacy.
I have now allowed both Legacy and UEFI.
I installed DVD into CD/DVD drive. Allow time for CD/DVD drive to find DVD. Restart.
HP Pavilions allow both ESC or F9 to go into boot devices-generally. “ESC” gives boot selections. F9 gives you boot devices. F10 gives you “BIOS SETUP” Selecting ESC pauses then you select F9 for boot devices. And select CD/DVD drive. If F9 works for you select CD/DVD drive. The time to select these is when the screen is black while restarting or initial startup.
Allow DVD to start in Live session. Do your install. Restart. NO OS!
After shrinking my Windows 8.1 partition to allow free space of just over 200 GB, using windows 8.1 as an administrator user. Selected in the following order: Control Panel. Administrator tools. Computer Management. Drives. Windows partition. Shrink drive. You have to DE-frag the Windows drive before this if you are not seeing recommended space to be freed for Netrunner install.
Yes I know note: Linux folks ask you to use gparted in Live sessions.
Then I set separate /boot and /root and swap and /home partitions. When you do this you will now see a check mark in each of these partitions for formatting, except swap.
Select the free space
/boot = one GB
/root = 30 GB
swap = Double the amount of installed memory
/home = The rest of the free space.
Allow default boot selection at the bottom of the page.
Finish your OS install and restart.
Heck-no OS! Just Restart and select ESC-F9-Notebook Hard Drive. Notebook Hard Drive Is usually at the bottom. And there it is. For me-all three OS’s. Fedora 20 shows with just the F9. Netrunner will not show without selecting ESC-F9-Notebook Hard Drive.
Hope this helps. May have missed a few items but you have the best of it to do it.
Again, I have to allow family to use 8.1. So this set up works for me. 8.1 starts without intervention. The kids enjoy this and show friends. I have to “ECS” “F9” “Notebook Hard Drive” routine every time I want to see Netrunner. For Fedora just “ECS” to see it . You can fix Grub for your boot options but “I hope” this gets you playing with Netrunner on your HP PAV.
Netrunner – thank you that are working so hard to keep this baby what it is,