Hi, I'm very new to using Linux and not well informed about what goes on 'behind' the screen, as the following scenario will demonstrate!!! But I would like to learn.
I have a dual boot setup with XP and Ubuntu, but the latter didn't run properly because I had done something which slowed it to a snail's pace. Yesterday I needed more space in the XP partition so I used XP to delete the Ubuntu partition and the small third partition - disaster!! I think I have seriously damaged the boot files as at startup the system hangs at GRUP loading, Error 17!!!! So I used Ubuntu CD startup to go to GParted and look at the partitions which I then messed about with - knowing little about what I was doing! But with no obvious result.
I need to use XP and would like to install Ubuntu 8, if possible, without loosing my existing XP files and data. I have looked at similar threads but not been able to make much sense of these. I would very much value any help anyone can give me. Many thanks. Bill