On 4/27/06, Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R <caf(a)omen.com> wrote:
is now running FC5 on a Celeron 2000.
I had to set the motherboard to legacy IDE mode as
FC5 simply couldn't hack the advanced mode where
all the drives are accessible. Mixed IDE and SATA
is Windows country.
I was not aware of that. Ignorance is bliss I suppose: 2 SATA drives
and one IDE drive on FC$ then FC5.
During this adventure the Windows partition on my office
system had become unbootable. I ran Windows Rescue and
ran the boot repair programs.
Was that really necessary? A little patience can solve a lot. I had
the same problem. (I keep WinXP around to play Age of Empires) Turned
out Grub had the wrong partion info in grub.conf to boot Windows, so
it was completely missing ntldr.
This resulted in a partition
talble the the FC5 installer refused to read.
That is to be expected (not claiming that it should be _accepted_)
read it but it was somewhat garlbed and installation was
impossible. Insert Live Linux was able to read and write it
without difficulty. Eventually I used the FC5 installer
to nuke the partition table and things have been peaceful
Running Windows is a bitch, I know :)
As a boy I jumped through Windows, as a man I play with Penguins.