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    Dual Booting Winxp - Ubuntu 7.10 - Error 29

    Hi Guys ,
    I had enough VMwaring, so i decided to double boot winxp and ubuntu 7.10
    having ubuntu 7.10 as my personal OS and keeping Winxp home edition for developer purposes

    i wanted to make things clean.. so i put the winxp recovery disc
    formatted to a brand new winxp
    then i put gutsy for downlaod.. finished downloading it..burned it... booted from CD
    i checked the disc.. all is fine ! i started installing using pretty much the default settings
    http://www.fsckin.com/2007/09/28/how...nical-support/
    on partitioning i used the guided partitioning , left the % to its default..
    things were more like .. next next forward .. i was happy i detected automatically the wireless network and could browse easily while it was installing
    i didn't browse heavily.. i wanted it to finish
    so.. i could boot ubuntu.. i was all happy.. i rebooted it
    to make sure all is fine
    then i wanted to check back my winxp
    it is giving error 29 : disk write error
    i checked the /boot/grub/menu.lst

    so any idea how to boot back my winxp?
    any troubleshooting tips
    appreciate the help
    and yes i googled


    title Ubuntu 7.10, kernel 2.6.22-14-generic
    root (hd0,1)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic root=UUID=a2294174-35c6-4f18-b062-f606424f0b5e ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic
    quiet

    title Ubuntu 7.10, kernel 2.6.22-14-generic (recovery mode)
    root (hd0,1)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic root=UUID=a2294174-35c6-4f18-b062-f606424f0b5e ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic

    title Ubuntu 7.10, memtest86+
    root (hd0,1)
    kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
    quiet

    ### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

    # This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
    # ones.
    title Other operating systems:
    root


    # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
    # on /dev/sda1
    title Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    root (hd0,0)
    savedefault
    makeactive
    chainloader +1

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    Try this the 4th poster has a fix

    http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-417908.html

    Hope it helps
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    thank you for the help moxquito
    it worked !
    really appreciate it

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