FC2 ate my system

Satish Balay balay at fastmail.fm
Wed May 26 14:45:36 UTC 2004

On Wed, 26 May 2004, Roy Brown 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?

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