Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 207208
Installing FC6test3 corrupted Windows XP Pro's bootloader?
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:43 EST
I just installed FC6test3 on a laptop that already dual-booted between Linux and
WinXP Pro. I chose to overwrite the old Fedora install rather than update. Now
I can't boot into WinXP. I see two or three normal lines of grub output and
then a jumble of 10 or so high-bit-set characters. The computer beeps and then
I think I've seen this before a long time ago on Fedora, but I don't remember
how I fixed it. What exactly got corrupted here?
I tried the Windows XP Recovery Console, and neither "fixboot" nor "fixmbr" was
able to fix the problem.
I ended up re-installing XP and then putting FC6 final on the laptop. This time
the MBR didn't get messed up, so I'm closing the bug. Thanks.