Installer seems to overwrite partition table
dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Mon Apr 14 11:24:11 PDT 2008
:I installed DF 2 days ago (the 1.12.1 release). I've choosen a primary partition for the installation (/dev/hda2 in linux slang) and installed the bootlocker on ad0.
:After the reboot my laptop hung immediately. I couldn't even see the BIOS password dialog anymore. Whenever I try to reach my bios setup via F2 it crashes on the way.
:Without the harddisk it is possible to boot the notebook without any problems.
:I bought an external HD case and tried to mount the HD with a live CD: no partition table...
:I can't find any reports for that issue, so I thought I will let you know.
:Do you need any further information about my hardware?
:And is there a way to recover the table?
:greets from Germany.
Usually boot hangs are due to ide disk translation issues and BIOS mode
settings for IDE disks, but I'm afraid I can't really help much. The
installer wasn't really designed for multi-boot systems.
<dillon at backplane.com>
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