Boot failure after install
People please advise me. I was running, quite comfortably Win XP Pro SP2 (320Gb SATA raid 0 stripe 0 2x160Gb), when I decided to try Ubuntu 8.04. Tried to install it within Windows with wubi but Ubuntu would not load. Un-installed it. Next tried to install it from within Ubuntu (System>Admin>install). God only knows what happened (probably lost my sanity for a moment!) and the next thing I know nothing works. Ubuntu or Windows. Is this the end of life as I know it?
Now, while I believe in miracles, here at least I am not expecting one. But, please is there anyway or recovering Windows and saving my data in the first place (biting my nails!)? Or have I lost it all? Any chance of a roll back?
I managed to boot the live CD and here is what I have to report... sob.. sob...
Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160000000000 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19452 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0x41ab2316
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 18696 150175588+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 18697 19452 6072570 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 18697 19452 6072538+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, 160000000000 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19452 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0x00000000
Disk /dev/sdb doesn't contain a valid partition table
So guys what is the prognosis? Is it terminal?
I need to have Windows working and then Ubuntu as dual boot. What are my options? And is it possible with my SATA raid 0 config.
Thanks for your time and help.