[Bug 923374] Re: Windows XP boot.ini deleted by Ubuntu update
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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
Status in “grub2” package in Ubuntu:
Status in “update-manager” package in Ubuntu:
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
- 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 )
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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