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Old 06-03-2010, 09:09 AM   #1
wiltonsmith
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Angry I can't boot windows xp after installing ubuntu 10.04!!!


I tried deleting the partition where ubuntu was installed using the boot cd and going into its demo mode of ubuntu. I thought this would delete Grub but i was wrong so now grub cant find the partition ..I would like to believe if I were to delete grub off the system I could boot windows xp.
what should I do?
 
Old 06-03-2010, 09:25 AM   #2
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I'm not quite clear what you're asking. Are you saying you ONLY want XP? If so:

No, you need to reinstall Windows' bootloader. If you have no bootloader of course you can't boot anything; it's not magically replaced.

Boot your XP CD into Repair mode. Enter "fixboot" then "fixmbr". You should be able to boot XP (and nothing else).
 
Old 06-03-2010, 09:33 AM   #3
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thanks a lot and yeah I do now only want xp. Also if I want to install ubuntu again what can i do to dual boot sucessfully and not have this problem reoccur?
 
Old 06-03-2010, 09:46 AM   #4
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Usually all you have to do is install Ubuntu and it will detect both Windows and Linux. Just don't delete it if you want it.
 
Old 06-03-2010, 10:55 AM   #5
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if you don't want to deal with such problems later , better you install your distro in Sun Virtual Box.

http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

it will virtually install the guest os in your windows system.

And I ve not came to know any its limitation so far!!
I believe it prefect, and using 13 virtual OSs on it for last 3 years !!
 
  


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