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One question. Does anyone know whether Fedora Core 3 has fixed/changed the installation process so that it doesn't alter/mess up the partitioning tables - hence changing your HDD to CHS ...
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    FC3 vs. FC2 on messing up duel-boots & WinXP?


    One question. Does anyone know whether Fedora Core 3 has fixed/changed the installation process so that it doesn't alter/mess up the partitioning tables - hence changing your HDD to CHS mode. When i installed Fedora Core 2 it messed up my partitioning table of my HDD and made my BIOS think it was CHS instead of LBA. This prevented a duel-boot system with Windows XP to boot up. So, what about Fedora Core 3? Does it still do the same?

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    i believe this problem has been fixed, as I installed a D/B fedora core 3 from the CD edition earlier today. although do not take this as absolute proof as the partitions were already there i didnt format them, but I didnt get the "hard disc reported wrong geometry sizes" error...
    if you keep a good backup it shouldn't matter if it messes up or not though

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    Do you have a duel-boot system with Windows XP on the same system as Fedora Core 3?




    BTW, I've got like 1200GB to backup. No way!

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    Yeah, I from now on install Fedora using the:

    linux hda=14593,255,63

    Somehow it looks like hard drive geomtry CHS have a common setting

    C = 14593
    H = 255
    S = 63

    (well, mine were the same from some help/tutorial/advice on rescueing misaligned partition tables caused by Fedora.

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    This problem is not distro related.
    It's caused by parted(a partition program used in many installers) and the bad way Windows handles with partion tables.
    Avoiding this problem:
    http://lwn.net/Articles/86835/

    ...an other option would be using fdisk to do all your partitioning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jens
    This problem is not distro related.
    It's caused by parted(a partition program used in many installers) and the bad way Windows handles with partion tables.
    Avoiding this problem:
    http://lwn.net/Articles/86835/

    ...an other option would be using fdisk to do all your partitioning.
    Excellent solution pal!

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