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F11 dual boot on Samsung NC10 - BEWARE - a nasty shock!



If anyone is installing F11 on a Samsung NC10 netbook I just had a nasty
surprise which I felt any other NC10 owner would want to know about.

I had installed F11 perfectly well on this netbook using a usbkey. I had
only booted to F11 until this evening, when I decided to boot XP as part of
the dual boot check - this is where I had a nasty surprise - instead of
booting to XP it started booting the recovery partition!! I waited until it
offered me the option of accepting the re-install options (For Windows XP),
and then chose to shutdown instead using the option offered.
It was easy to fix after booting back to F11 - see below - but you need to
be aware of this install fault before getting to this position!

During the install anaconda had detected the recover partition and entered
the Windows section of /boot/grub/grub.conf with the wrong partition
definition.

The fix was simple - change the line (hd0,0) to (hd0,1) in grub.conf and all
is well - however you should check the grub.conf file produced immediately
after the install to see what has been entered. I have not yet checked
bugzilla but this is a bad fault in the install system, and should be fixed.

I hope no-one else has been affected by this.
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