Making Fedora Core 2 and Windows play well together
Posted May 27, 2004 22:55 UTC (Thu) by advaita
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Excellent guidebook this. I wish it were out a few days earlier. I was bitten by this bug in spite of having Windows XP and FC2 on different hard disks, since I decided to install GRUB on /dev/hda1. I would like to describe my mistakes, and hopefully someone else will know exactly what *not* to do!
Instead of Googling for more detailed info (there was quite a bit that would have helped me recover almost instantly) I ended up doing very stupid things like going to the WinXP recovery console and then trying FIXMBR and FIXBOOT and such. Consequence: my WinXP installation went kaput. Then I had the fortunate idea of installing NTFSprogs on FC2, after which I mounted the WinXP disk, and copied over all my personal stuff and burned CDs. Finally, I swiped /dev/hda clean and re-installed WinXP.
So lots of time wasted, instead of changing the disk access mode in the BIOS from C/H/S to LBA and letting WinXP live its usual life. But the info on resetting the partition table is great though.
Thanks and cheers!
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