1 Strike and your out?
Posted May 26, 2004 22:55 UTC (Wed) by hchristeller
In reply to: 1 Strike and your out?
Parent article: Making Fedora Core 2 and Windows play well together
Windows may nuke the boot loader, but it doesn't overwrite the partition table without permission. Reinstalling GRUB or LILO is pretty easy, and well documented.
Figuring out why the partition table changed when installing FC2 to existing partitions was neither easy nor well documented. At least it's documented now.
In my case, Windows wasn't an issue. I wanted to install FC2 on a spare partition to evaluate it before upgrading my current Linux partitions. The FC2 installer complained about the partition table it found. I'd backed up the system, so I created new partitions with FC2. After restoring, my previous Linux complained about the FC2 partition table. I've been burned by partition table issues before, so I don't like to see warning messages.
Now maybe I have enough information to have a partition table that both old and new Linux distributions are happy with. Is that asking too much?
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