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Old 31st August 2010, 02:34 PM
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Win 7 and Fedora Boot Loader Conflict?


A friend of mine had Windows 7 installed together with Linux Mint 9 on her Alienware laptop. Apparently there are some new-ish programs (in this case, Dell Datasafe) that create a conflict between Grub and the MBR ... seems like in a nutshell, the Dell security software together with the MBR together with Windows 7 didn't like the fact that Linux and Grub were on the computer, and the two boot loaders canceled each other out (I guess!). The computer as a result couldn't boot into anything, and after a long and frustrating fix, I killed the Linux partition. The exact error message was "No module name found. Aborted. Press any key to exit."

I want to dual boot Windows 7 with Fedora 13 on my HP laptop, and I was wondering if it is possible this would happen again. Has anyone had any problems like this with Windows 7 / computer manufacturer software hating on Linux boot loaders in a Fedora dual boot? Apparently it is a fairly common affliction for Windows 7 + Ubuntu-based distros dual boots. Sorry about the vagueness of the question, but any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks,
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