Bug#394963: installation: Problems with dual booting Dell D600 with winXP pro in the first partition (hd0, 0). After installing the Dell Etch Beta 3, Windows fails to boot and I get the blue screen of death.
Atleast 2 other points to consider about this bug;
1. Firstly, I looked at a Debian install using the D600 model found at
tuxmobil.org http://tinyurl.com/ysmk94 , and it appears the D600 also contains
an optional "MediaBay", with which one can add/attach another HDD, CDR, DVD
Drive (dell offered an optional 40GB drive). Here
http://www.bay-wolf.com/hdmedbay-d.htm and here http://tinyurl.com/2zeve5 are
the best two example's I can find.
2. Possible "Write-Protect" setting for boot sector in the BIOS
interfering? ..also known sometimes as "Anti-Virus" BIOS protection, to help
thwart a very old hack that overwrote the MBR with nefarious code. A common
setting found on all PC BIOSes since ~1997 or so, AFAIR, if not even earlier.
My apologies to anyone whom I may have offended in any way at all, it was *not*
meant to be as harsh a comment as I can now see it being taken by that way by
some. It was meant more as "someone is doing 'something'
Would someone like to try a more recent Etch Installer?
Etch RC2 is released as of March 19, 2007
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