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Old 05-30-2004, 02:17 PM   #1
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Kernel 2.6 bug?!!

Yesterday i read a preview about Fedora core 2 on

They mention that there is a bug in Fedora Core 2 that causes the hard disk geometry as reported in the partition table to be altered during installation. This change may cause Windows boot failure. But this is not a Fedora bug but a kernel 2.6 bug which causes the same problems even in Suse 9.1 and Mandrake 10.

I use Slackware 9.1 and windows in the same machine and was planing to update to kernel 2.6 since at the moment am using 2.4.26. So my question is: am i exposed to the same danger? Does this cause the same problem in Slackware? Or does it happen only during an installation of a distro rather than when you update the kernel after the normal installation?

Sorry for my bad english
Old 05-30-2004, 02:26 PM   #2
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Well i have a windows / slack dual boot system. I initially had the stable slack then i upgraded the kernel to 2.6.6. I have not had any boot problems with either Linux or windows.


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