Call for testers: Windows boot problems after installing Ubuntu
RutherfordT at gmail.com
Wed Sep 29 23:35:46 UTC 2004
Not sure how or if this helps, but...
I've installed Preview (about 3 times, don't ask <g>) and a daily from
27 Sep (about 3 times). Dual booting with WinXP Pro for P4 2.6 on
Asus P4P800 with 1GB. Windows boot was fine with Grub. The one time
(on a daily) I tried to use Lilo I couldn't figure out how to get
other than the default Ubuntu to load.
Other than the id10T user <g> problem, it seems my config might be
immune to the problem. If that's helpful please drop a line. I'm
working with other challenges on another thread, but I think this list
On Wed, 29 Sep 2004 18:55:33 +0100, Colin Watson <cjwatson at canonical.com> wrote:
> Hello world,
> We're looking for testers to confirm a fix to bug #1566. This is a
> problem that various people have reported: after installing Ubuntu in a
> dual-boot configuration, the Windows installation on the same disk no
> longer boots. This is of course a serious bug that we'd like to fix
> before we release the final version of Warty.
> I'd like volunteers to try out the CD image here:
> This contains a patch to parted that probes the disk for Microsoft
> filesystems and makes sure that its C/H/S geometry handling cooperates
> with them. If we get sufficient dual-boot success reports with this
> image, then we'll apply the change to Warty.
> For information on how to recover an already-broken installation, follow
> the directions here:
> If you can construct a situation where you can install Ubuntu, find that
> Windows doesn't boot, apply the fix posted on LWN above, and repeat this
> process as many times as you want, then you are an ideal candidate for
> trying out the patched CD image above. Even if not, though, your
> feedback will be useful.
> Colin Watson [cjwatson at canonical.com]
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