FC2 ate my system

Gordon Keehn gordonkeehn at netzero.net
Wed May 26 15:10:30 UTC 2004

Christopher Stone wrote:
> Well, you probably should have done some more research into the bug 
> before installing Fedora.  But just to play devil's advocate, if this
>  is such a major critical bug, then how come Microsoft hasn't "fixed"
>  their installer to recognize linux partitions?  Do you same people 
> complain to Microsoft for not recognizing Linux????
> On Wed, 26 May 2004 14:38:58 +0000, Roy Brown <brown_r at hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Well, it looks like I hit the dreaded dual-boot bug.  I hadn't
>> realized it affected Win2K in addition to WinXP.  After failing to
>> boot into my Windows partition, I decided to give up on FC2.  I
>> tried reinstalling my previous Linux (Libranet 2.8) in the hope
>> that it would fix the broken boot stuff. No luck.  Then I tried a
>> "repair" with Windows...failure.  Then I tried to reinstall Windows
>> from scratch (including deleting all partitions)...failure.  Any
>> ideas what to try next?  I just want a working Windows system
>> again.  I didn't see anything about LBA mode in my BIOS options
>> (Albatron MB with i845PE chipset).
>> PS: this is an amazingly bad bug to let into a release.  Is there
>> going to be a "fixed" version of FC2?  I would have thought that a
>> bug this bad would have warranted pulling the release until it was
>> fixed.  It doesn't just not install, it screws up your system.  Was
>> this problem in FC2T3 or was it introduced in the final release?

To borrow my last response from another thread (A.K.A. I rest my case):

> I won't debate whether FC is the best free distro available (OK, it's
> the only one I've tried), but based on what I've seen on this forum,
> that doesn't change my opinion that FC2 was rushed into distribution
> before it was ready.  Nor does it change the fact that I think (skill
> of the current maintainers notwithstanding;  I could never do what
> they are) there is a basic flaw which will prevent Fedora from being
> anything but a toy for the technically competent few who can work
> around the kind of glitches that appear to exist in the latest
> package.

Gordon Keehn

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