#1 cannot boot with ubuntu after installing instlux

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nobody
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2007-04-09
2006-09-25
Anonymous
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Hi,
I was running on win98SE. I have downloaded instlux
onto my HDD and run it. But unfortunately ubuntu does
not run. It rather win98 which is still coming up. How
come it have my boot.ini
This is what i have currently:
[operating stems]
c:\grldr="Unbuntu 6.06 installer"

Please advice

Thanks

Bruno

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    instlux does not support win98. Sorry. It only supports
    win32. Win98 may be supported (it is a feature request).

     
  • Dan
    Dan
    2007-02-28

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    There is a very specific reason you are running into that problem when you run the installer on Windows 98. Windows 98 does not using the boot.ini file to boot the computer, it actually boots using either the Autoexec.bat or the Config.sys file. Secondly, it will also not work since this installer uses GRLDR and not the Grub.exe file needed for the FAT file system. GRLDR will not work on Win9x systems.

    Its actually a pretty easy fix that would just require OS Detection and the editing of specific OS-related files.

     
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    instlux works only with win32, that is not with win98. However, we are working on that.

    thanks for the feedback