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Re: Call for Discussion: Summary document concerning Prevention and Recovery of XP Dual Boot Problems

On Tuesday 25 May 2004 19:04, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> On Tue, 25 May 2004 18:45:23 -0400, Alan Cox <alan redhat com> wrote:
> > Looking in the BIOS is another way for many boxes. Also if you set the
> > bios to LBA that is reported by many to keep stuff happy
> yes looking around... it seems using the bios to put the drive into
> LBA mode even
> comes up as a workaround for madrake's release.

Yes, LBA is a key factor to this problem .... I have looked at the whole 
document and do not see much about the problem being related to LBA (versus 
the physical c/h/s) and I believe this is key to the problem as well as the 
preventative solution.  This should be covered in more detail in the 

>From other discussions, as I understand it the problem is in the upstream 2.6 
kernel and, since Fedora is trying to stay very close to what is in the 
upstream kernel, it needs to get fixed there.

A bad part to all of this is that it is likely to hit the new users who are 
trying to install FC2 on their Windows system.  When finalized, this should 
be published on the fedora-announce-list ... it really should be in the 
release note but it is too late for that now.

One regret I have is that the warning popup saying that there was something 
"wrong" with the partition table was removed ... at least this would give 
users a pause where they might research the problem.

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