September 9th, 2006, 05:11 PM
i ... kinda ... need .... help ... the stupidest thing ever
basically i installed xp on my dual boot box w/ 2k and ubuntu (ubuntu rocks BTW the best distro... you can actualy use linux while learning it) anyway. obviously the f-ing windows didnt' even attempt to see if there are other os's on the hd.
what are my options ... can i reinstall grub or lilo from some kinda cd or something
sorry ... drunk as Ernest Hemingway at a wine tasting
September 9th, 2006, 05:24 PM
What actually happened, or what was the end result.
IIRC one of your Windows has to be a retail version. If Windows 2000 was already there you should end up with a Windows boot prompt asking if you want to boot 2000 or XP?
Do you still have the partitions, or did they get wiped?............... I am trying to work out if this is a boot manager problem, or something more disastrous?
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September 11th, 2006, 01:51 PM
What I read here is that you had lilo or grub on the MBR of your harddisk..
After you installed Windows it replaced it with their own tiny bootloader..
The Ubuntu live/install CD will allow you to start the linux from your hdd (should have a repair or something option when booting)..
I hope that helps a bit ..
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September 11th, 2006, 11:43 PM
exactly what jinx said ... i'll try to run live ubuntu see what happens ...