Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 44831
After installing Linux, NT crashes
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:43 EDT
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Description of problem:
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Have a windows NT installation in primary partition(c: FAT16)
2.Install Linux. Choose to partition the available space
3.Now boot through NT
Actual Results: NT crashes
Expected Results: Nt should have come up.
Any hdd/partition layout details available? Where did you install LILO? What
type of crash? When exactly?
I have 20 GB HDD.
/dev/hda1 - (2.1GB) FAT partition where NT is installed.
/dev/hda2 - (8 GB) FAT partition
Rest around 9 GB remain unpartitioned. I installed Linux on this unpartitioned space. Created following partitions - /, /boot, /home,/usr,/usr/local, /var,
At the LILO configuration step - chose Skip LILO configuration and created a boot diskette.
After that , I am able to boot through the boot floppy.
Now , when I boot without floppy, the machine boots trhough NT and when it reaches, blue screen of OS loading, it crashes there.
I can't explain why this would happen. The installer doesn't write anything at
all to the FAT partitions. I haven't seen this happen before, and we test
dual-booting pretty regularly.
Actually, the problem was bacause of NT service packs. You need to have at
least service pack 3. Thank you all for your efforts.