Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 118268
Error loading OS
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:38 EST
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Description of problem:
I am running windows XP pro and Windows Server2003 on a multiboot
system on the primary channel HDD. Installed fedora core 2 test1 on
secondary channel HDD using grub boot loader for windows and linux.
Reboot and got a error loading OS message. Had to run FIXMBR in
windows recovery console to repair damage that fedora did.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core 2 test1
Steps to Reproduce:
1.have xp and server os on a primary hdd
2. install linux on secondary drive use grub for multiboot have Xp be
Actual Results: ERROR loading OS
What sort of "error loading OS" message? Does your BIOS support
accessing the drive that you had Linux installed to?
I have the same problem with FC2-test2.
This is what I get when I try to boot my WinXP (labeled "Other")
The linux installed on secondary ide master boots and works ok. The
WinXP is on primary ide master drive (and worked fine before
Occurred with both test1 and test2 of fedora core 2. (did not occur
with fedora core 1) Windows XP on primary, fedora on secondary with
grub installed on primary.
Same error after installing Core 2 final release:
"Error loading operating system"
Windows XP was installed on hda.
I added a new disk as hdc and installed FC2 on it. grub was installed on
hdc; I wanted to boot fc2 by boot disk/CD.
Anaconda is corrupting partition tables in some cases it appears, even
when its not asked to touch them
Bug #115980 is a duplicate of this one. On that bug report , there's a
extensive discussion about the problem. Maybe it contains usefull
I also had this problem, It looks like fedora some how messed up the
way the system bios looks at the hard drives. The Solution is to set
the harddrive type to LBA. I don't know how fedora could have messed
with the bios, but thats what it looks like.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 115980 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.