FC2 ate my system
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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