[colug-432] Windows 7 service pack 1 and linux dual boot

Vince Herried vince at planetvince.info
Sat Jun 18 19:13:13 EDT 2011

I'm running a dual boot system with Fedora F14 and Windows 7.

Windows 7 service pack one recently came out and I tried to install
it several times.  After some more reading and chasing down the Microsoft
help instructions I found that my Windows partition was not marked active,
the Linux partition was.

If you follow the online help, it gives instructions on how, within
windows to change which partition is active.  It seemed like it didn't
fully work but after making the windows partition active the service
pack installed.  The service pack takes several re-boots to complete.

Fedora seems happy even with the Windows partition marked active, eg
the grub boot works fine.

**********  Caveat ******** I'm not a windoz expert so don't ask
me and don't blame me.  RTFM.

[vince at lap3 ~]$ sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda
[sudo] password for vince: 

Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xfca76541

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1              63      224909      112423+  de  Dell Utility
/dev/sda2   *      225280   215539711   107657216    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3       215539712   216563711      512000   83  Linux
/dev/sda4       216563712   625141759   204289024    5  Extended
/dev/sda5       216565760   625141759   204288000   8e  Linux LVM
[vince at lap3 ~]$ 

I had a feeling once about mathematics -- that I saw it all.  Depth beyond
depth was revealed to me -- the Byss and the Abyss. I saw -- as one might
see the transit of Venus or even the Lord Mayor's Show -- a quantity passing
through infinity and changing its sign from plus to minus.  I saw exactly
why it happened and why tergiversation was inevitable -- but it was after
dinner and I let it go.
		-- Winston Churchill

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