Call for testers: Windows boot problems after installing Ubuntu
simira at pvv.org
Thu Sep 30 14:57:24 UTC 2004
I first dualbooted the Ubuntu preview with Windows XP Pro in Lilo (press
shift during lilo loading, then you'll get a menu), and it worked out fine.
Now I've installed your image on the same computer with GRUB loader, and
still have no problem booting either Windows or Ubuntu.
My Toshiba laptop has an Intel 2 GHz cpu and 256 MB.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim Rutherford" <RutherfordT at gmail.com>
To: <ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
Sent: 30. september 2004 01:35
Subject: Re: Call for testers: Windows boot problems after installing Ubuntu
> 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
> is amazing.
> On Wed, 29 Sep 2004 18:55:33 +0100, Colin Watson <cjwatson at canonical.com>
>> 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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