Big trouble with XP && FC2
limaunion at fibertel.com.ar
Thu Aug 12 03:04:36 UTC 2004
Clifford Snow wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-08-11 at 17:35, limaunion wrote:
>>Yesterday I had some big trouble while upgrading M$ XP to SP2, so I
>>decided to recreate the partition and install it again from scratch.
>>This notebook has the following partitions/OS (hda1=XP, hda2,3=FC2):
>> Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
>>/dev/hda1 1 21451 10811272+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
>>/dev/hda2 21452 21660 104422+ 83 Linux
>>/dev/hda3 21660 38553 8514450 83 Linux
>>/dev/hda4 38553 38760 104422+ 82 Linux swap
>>Now when I try to boot from the XP CD as to proceed with the
>>installation I have a blue screen just right after it starts booting
>>(blue screen after displaying something like it will perform a hw check).
> Could it be that SP2 screwed up? I'm holding off applying SP2 until I
> hear more. MS is even giving corporation instruction on how to prevent
> users from upgrading before the company is ready! I read that IT folks
> are worried about the quality, as they should, of SP2.
>>I think that this problem could be related to the famous FC2 bug (?),
>>but how can I solve this ? I don't want to also have to reinstall FC2...
> You didn't say if you could boot to Fedora. The problem as I understand
> it was not being able to boot into Fedora after installing FC2 in a dual
> boot configuration. Nothing happened to XP.
> Let us know if you can boot to Fedora.
> I supposed if you can boot into Fedora, you might as well wipe the XP
> partition out and use it for Fedora <smile>
Well, regarding SP2, my notebook suddenly froze while it was in the
middle of the deployment, and yes, I can boot Fedora luckily without any
I've made two different attempts, (1) I deleted /dev/hda1 with fdisk
from FC2 and (2) deleted then created a new partion for hda1 type 7
(NTFS) and in both cases I get the behavior described before (XP setup
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