[Bug 923374] Re: Windows XP boot.ini deleted by Ubuntu update

Launchpad Bug Tracker 923374 at bugs.launchpad.net
Mon Jan 30 16:32:16 UTC 2012

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

** Changed in: update-manager (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Confirmed

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  Windows XP boot.ini deleted by Ubuntu update

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Bug description:
  Dual-boot Ubuntu 11.10 / Windows XP

  A French user reported the following bug on ubuntu-fr forum
  (http://forum.ubuntu-fr.org/viewtopic.php?pid=7889101#p7889101) : his
  Windows XP boot.ini was deleted twice by 2 Ubuntu updates. More
  details below:

  - After Ubuntu update on 21st Jan 2012, XP's boot.ini file has been deleted.  (Boot-Info Summary: http://paste.ubuntu.com/812127 ).
  Consequency: after reboot, boot on XP bacame impossible.
  Workaround: regenerating a boot.ini file solved the problem.

  - After Ubuntu update on 29th Jan 2012 (including 3.0.0-15 kernel), XP's boot.ini file was deleted again. (summary: http://paste.ubuntu.com/821120 )
  Consequency: same
  Workaround: same

  Remark: I personnaly also have a XP / 11.10 dualboot but didn't
  reproduced the bug.

  Remark2: we can observe that in 2nd case os-prober detected XP despite
  the missing boot.ini file.

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