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windows22
August 22nd, 2010, 11:34 AM
Hi

Does anyone here have any comments on this thread:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-newbie-8/losing-windows-boot-on-dual-boot-windows-ubuntu-machine-826934/

I doubt the last suggestion there that I can't dual boot Win 98 and Ubuntu because it worked for several months then failed after an Ubuntu update as all my efforts to dual boot Win & Ubuntu eventually do...

Any advice really welcome.


Thanks

dagdeniz
August 22nd, 2010, 01:57 PM
I would advise you to:
1. try update-grub2 instead of update-grub
2. if that doesn't solve anything, first boot to win98 manually (by pressing "e" on the grub screen and changing the parameters; you must know the sda number) then add a boot entry manually (http://ubuntu-install.blogspot.com/2009/11/grub2-title-tweaks.html -the part with the title "custom menu tweaks).