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Wanted a few good men, er, Linux guys?

A little late to the game on this one...

I respectfully disagree with the replies to this message that claimed that
the FC2 hard disk geometry bug was fixed in FC3.  I reprodued the same bug
on at least two machines, once by accident and once to attempt to
reproduce. My grief is chronicled here:

However, my experience with FC4 so far has demonstrated that this problem
does not exist anymore.  I installed FC4 on the same machine as previously
mentioned in the blog entry, while maintaining the same XP install on the
other side. No problems at all.

-Steven Erat

--- karina.popkova at wrote:

> Hello
> I have a Thinkpad T 41, for school, that has 
> Win XP Pro installed on it. 
> I need the functionality of Office on it, 
> but I want to transition to Linux. 
> Thus I want to install a linux distro 
> with dual boot capability.
> Someone was telling me some scary stories about 
> Fedora Core (vers - ?) hosing the harddrive and
> losing the MBR (etc., etc., etc.).
> I told this guy that with FC v.4 out 
> in "test 3" release,
> any install problems are surely fixed by now (???)
> Should I look for a copy of RH 9. instead?
> Has anyone set up a Thinkpad or other
> Laptop recently, with a relatively new
> version of Fedora Core (v. 3  or 4) ???
> PCs for Eveyone wants 2 hours x $99 +
> $50 for dual boot. Can't afford $250
> for such an adventure...
> Comments?
> thanks 
> karina

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