"In our January 1, 2001 article, Dual-Boot Linux & Windows
to Get the Best of Both Operating System Worlds , we recommended
using PartitionMagic and BootMagic from PowerQuest for partition
and boot management in a Linux-Windows dual-boot system.
Unfortunately however, we now must withdraw that recommendation.
Here is why."
"Partition Magic 6.0 was used to do some additional partition
re-sizing, moving, and creating operations to the system described
in the Dual-Boot article -- subsequent to publication of that
article. Prior to these partition management operations, both the
Linux and Windows boots worked fine. However, after these partition
management operations, the Linux boot no longer worked. That
strongly suggests that the partition management operations did
something that messed up the Linux boot."
"The PartitionMagic people have been notified of this
problem. However, so far they have not explained satisfactorily
what happened or how to fix it -- or why they have not been able to
explain what happened or how to fix it. Therefore, we withdraw our
recommendation to use PartitionMagic and BootMagic."
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