FC2 install ate my partition table!

Andre Costa acosta at ar.microlink.com.br
Sat Jun 5 13:25:17 UTC 2004

On Fri, 04 Jun 2004 20:00:19 -0400
Phil Schaffner <P.R.Schaffner at IEEE.org> wrote:

> On Fri, 2004-06-04 at 16:35 -0700, Knute Johnson wrote:
> > I installed FC2 on a second partition where I had RH 9 running.  The
> > 
> > install destroyed the partition table so I couldn't boot Windows XP
> > any more.  Wish I had a better set of backups.
> Yup - unfortunately this has been around a while:
> http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=115980
> Was a lot of discussion on fedora-test-list about the negative
> consequences of letting this one out the door.  There are some
> fixes/workarounds that work for some, not others.
> At least you said "a better set of backups" rather than "backups".

Yeah, sorry to hear about that. I recall seeing a msg on this list
stating that this issue was fully-recoverable, no data loss at all, so
I'd recommend searching the archives.

Good luck,


Andre Oliveira da Costa

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