Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Dual Booting Winxp - Ubuntu 7.10 - Error 29

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004

    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
    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

    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


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

    # 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)
    chainloader +1

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Try this the 4th poster has a fix

    Hope it helps
    LOGIN: yes
    PASSWORD: I dont have one
    "Login Failed"

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    thank you for the help moxquito
    it worked !
    really appreciate it

Similar Threads

  1. Dual booting Free BSD and Slackware Linux.
    By gore in forum Other Tutorials Forum
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: December 21st, 2004, 06:02 AM
  2. Replies: 6
    Last Post: October 5th, 2004, 08:26 AM
  3. Dual booting problem
    By yuvraj in forum Operating Systems
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: May 17th, 2004, 04:28 PM
  4. Dual Booting Win9x & BSD/Linux
    By Troy11277 in forum Newbie Security Questions
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: April 5th, 2002, 08:41 PM
  5. Dual Booting with LiLo
    By lekt0r in forum Non-Security Archives
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: November 23rd, 2001, 10:31 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts