I wanted Ubuntu on my Gateway Solo Laptop. It had Win98 on the
C:\ and WinXP on the
D:\. Before the install, I could not boot from CD, but I could boot from floppy.
I installed Ubuntu to run alongside Windows XP as that was one of the options. It didn't detect Win98, but I swear it's on there. Install seemed fine and then it asked me to reboot.
When I rebooted, I got the message
error: no such partition and the
grub rescue> command prompt. I've looked around, but some commands, like sudo, don't work. One command I did get to work was
set root=(hd0,0) if that helps.
I'm a noob, and it was a pain installing Win98 and XP since this system is so old. I don't want to wipe my drive and start all over!
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Addendum, I restored my master boot record via my Win98 boot floppy and typing in
But, I'd still like to get ubuntu - any help?
If I restored my master boot record - did I delete Ubuntu?