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Bug 207208 - Installing FC6test3 corrupted Windows XP Pro's bootloader?
Installing FC6test3 corrupted Windows XP Pro's bootloader?
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
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Reported: 2006-09-19 17:55 EDT by Luke Hutchison
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: fc6
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Last Closed: 2006-11-02 00:21:17 EST
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Description Luke Hutchison 2006-09-19 17:55:55 EDT
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
sits there.

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?
Comment 1 Luke Hutchison 2006-10-09 17:29:51 EDT
I tried the Windows XP Recovery Console, and neither "fixboot" nor "fixmbr" was
able to fix the problem.
Comment 2 Luke Hutchison 2006-11-02 00:21:17 EST
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.

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