[linux-lvm] won't dual boot: 2 disks and LVM

michael cs at networkingnewsletter.org.uk
Tue Dec 18 19:15:23 UTC 2007

On 18 Dec 2007, at 18:19, Joseph L. Casale wrote:

>> Whilst I cannot find any definite reference stating "MS WinXP cannot
>> handle LVM" it does seem to be the culprit.
>> Anybody got any such definitive references or other help?
>> Thanks, Michael
> If you do this, you will destroy the mbr on the first disc making  
> Fedora unbootable. You will then have to re-install grub and make  
> sure your menu has an entry for winxp. As far as winxp hanging on  
> install, I am not surprised as it doesn't understand/know of lvm or  
> Linux at all. It's likely trying to analyze the disc and gets  
> stuck. You may have less work in the long run if you do unplug it!
> jlc

i've not had problems with Linux dual booting it's the LVM itself  
that seems a problem for WinXP installation.
I'm really hoping it is possible to dual boot Linux/LVM and WinXP!!!

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