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Hi, I have a problem installing Win98 on a sistem that already has linux on it. I tried to install win on a primary fat16 partition using a startup floppy. After reboot grub didn't started(it is installed in the superblock of the linux partition) and the error message reported 'invalid sistem disk, pls insert disk etc'. After this I couldn't start Linux either, I used live cd, changed the boot flag to the linux partition(initially the windows had the boot flag and grub was working fine). Now, the question: can someoane help me install that damn win 98, what am I doing wrong?
You do not have to reinstall linux. Windows does not have to be installed first but the boot loader will be over written when a version of windows is installed second.
Linux does not use the boot flag so set it to the windows primary partition. You can restore grub from a liveCD or the original install CD if it has a rescue mode or a rescue boot floppy. You can also save the MBR to a file using the dd command. After windows is loaded restore grub.
What distribution / version of linux are you running?