Hi, on a laptop:
Windows 8 preview on the IDE HDD and
Fedora 17 Alpha on the USB HDD 2nd partition (boot)
have installed successfully. However, I am getting the message "BOOTMGR is missing" when swichting with F12 during boot to Fedora (Windows starts up fine).
I am almost there and not too savy i.e. a straightfoward fix is appreciated.
Moving to grub2, as a starting point for people versed in debugging these issues.
The problem turned out not to be related to booting but is of general nature:
Installation of Fedora17 Alpha on a laptop:
A LiveUSB had to be burned with a litte tool, the CD never worked (Windows7/8 burning is very confusing).
The BIOS had to be changed to accept USB as a boot option
F12 needed to pressed during start up
F17A hangs during installation during formatting ext4 file systems waiting for probably non-existent drives. Alt-F4 interrupts and re-continues with the installation.
F17A is dead slow and gives a wrong impression for the dead fast F16 64-bit performance.
F17A has Gnome 3.3 and fixes a problem with adjusting the screen brightness and should be considered as an update for F16!
I am impressed overall with F16 and glad to have switched.