Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 538271
Nothing left to boot after F12 deactivated Windows partition
Last modified: 2009-11-30 05:12:58 EST
This is god damn fucking lovely!
I specifically selected NOT to install bootloader into MBR, which
I wanted to keep for NTLDR. Apparently, F12-LiveCD-KDE installer
just erased it anyhow. I did put GRUB on the /boot partition.
How the fuck am I supposed to boot now?
How can I recover NTLDR?
That kind of language will get you nowhere with us.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 504570 ***
I apologize, but it took me a while to figure out what happened
and frustration was overwhelming.
So this is what actually transpired:
sda(MBR) contains Dell loader which passes to
*sda2* boot sector was *active* originally, and used by NTLDR,
and configured to load GRUB and Fedora if selected
sda5 boot sector is where I put GRUB bootloader
After installation Anaconda *deactivated* sda2
and I could not reach any bootable OS.
Leave active partitions alone if user puts bootloader on a partition,
but warn that it's his responsibility to configure ALL bootloaders if he
wants to reach /boot.
Fixed actually, see bug 533658
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 533658 ***