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Old 09-29-2004, 09:51 AM   #1
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Unhappy dual boot Windows XP Pro and Red Hat Fedora Core 2


I'm trying to dual boot Windows XP Pro and Red Hat Fedora Core 2. I installed XP on the first partition, but when I try to install Fedora on the 2nd partition I get this error: Unable to align partition properly. This probably means another partition tool generated an incorrect partition table, because it didn't have the correct BIOS geometry. It is safe to ignore, but ignoring may cause (fixable) problems with some boot loaders.
 
Old 09-30-2004, 04:43 PM   #2
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Maybe the best solution is formatting 2nd drive (without touching 1st drive) with fdisk... fdisk is a great tool if you know how to use it, so simply 'man fdisk' then read the manual... BTW, you can use fdisk with Gentoo LiveCD's or Knoppix...

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Old 10-01-2004, 05:11 AM   #3
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I have the same problem too, but in a different scenario, I have a different hard disk for Windows and fedora core 2, I havent encounter any trouble in installing FC2 on the other Hard drive but wen i tried to boot up my Windows, It hangs. So I have to remove first my FC2 Hard drive to boot up my Windows Xp. Is there anythin I can do to fix this problem????
 
Old 10-01-2004, 08:06 AM   #4
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Unless things have changed and I missed it, Windows has historically been required in the fist 8 gigs of the first drive on the chainm tho I could be wrong.
 
Old 10-01-2004, 09:23 AM   #5
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these issues have been covered extensively here and elsewhere. Please do a search of these forums and google before asking a question. We can't help those who do not try to help themselves first.

Ok, having said that, check out these links:

http://lwn.net/Articles/86835/
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&i...=Google+Search
 
Old 10-01-2004, 09:32 AM   #6
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SOLUTION- http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=236792
 
  


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