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Bug 428547 - Fedora 8 installation on a system with existing NTFS partition causes problems
Fedora 8 installation on a system with existing NTFS partition causes problems
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-01-12 22:06 EST by Jussi Eloranta
Modified: 2008-06-04 09:53 EDT (History)
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Description Jussi Eloranta 2008-01-12 22:06:46 EST
Description of problem:

Installation of Fedora 8 on a system with an existing NTFS partition (Mac Pro
with EFI; triple boot Linux/MacOS/Windows XP; this is an intel based system)
modifies the NTFS partition type to "unknown" type (hex C0 - I recall) and
Windows fails to boot after this. I changed the partition type with fdisk back
to NTFS and everything worked again. So, somehow, anaconda changed the partition
type during Linux (Fedolra 8 / 64bit) installation.

I have not tried if this happens on regular BIOS based PCs.
Comment 1 Andy Lindeberg 2008-06-03 13:35:41 EDT
Have you been able to reproduce this error in Fedora 9?
Comment 2 Jussi Eloranta 2008-06-03 16:02:53 EDT
Sorry.. cant' test it any more. I got so frustrated with mac and windows that I
have removed them from my computers.

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