Re: Problems with dual boot XP and Fedora Core 2
From: Roger Kauffman (roger.edna_at_ozemail.com.au)
Date: 22 Jul 2004 16:28:35 -0700
Eric Moors <email@example.com> wrote in message news:<firstname.lastname@example.org>...
> Roger Kauffman wrote:
> > I have just installed Fedora Core 2 on my PC which already had Windows
> > XP Home Edition installed. My intention was to use GRUB and to dual
> > boot the system (This was working OK with Redhat 8 previously)
> > After installation Fedora worked perfectly but when I attempted to
> > boot XP I was presented with a screen that showed the command from
> > GRUB and random characters scattered over the screen in various
> > colours and some of them flashing. The system was locked and had to
> > be reset with the power switch.
> > The system I have is a bitza but in essence it has the following;
> > GE Force Titan Mainboard with a 2GHz Pentium 4;
> > 512 MB of RAM
> > 60 GB Hdd partitioned with Partition Magic into two halves XP and
> > Linux
> > My investigations to date suggest that the Linux install may have
> > clobbered the Master Boot Record for XP.
> > Can anyone suggest what my problem is and what may be my solution?
> Where the following solution is proposed:
> sfdisk -d /dev/hda | sfdisk --no-reread -H255 /dev/hda
> But please, read the entire document first.
Thankyou for your help. I took your advice and problem is solved.
Interstingly I had to use the --force parameter as sfdisk was unhappy
with the proposed change and refused to co-operate. My system is now
operating as I wished.