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Old 03-11-2009, 08:26 PM   #16
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You mean you can't boot Ubuntu now? Hmm, I wonder if changing the partition table changes the partitions' UUIDs. In which case you'll need to edit your /etc/fstab to point to the newly-renumbered /home partition.

Shame about XP, but it should work after you reinstall anyway. I think it normally puts the bootloader in the MBR so you'll need to run Grub from a live cd to be able to Ubuntu again. Alternatively you can edit boot.ini and have the Windows bootloader display a boot menu with Ubuntu on there.
It could be that I had changed the partition table in the wrong way - so that might be the cause for the booting failure. Anyway, I've chosen to start on a clean slate - deleted all partitions and reinstalled WinXP and Ubuntu. Thanks for all the help guys - really appreciate it !
 
Old 03-12-2009, 12:19 AM   #17
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Glad you got things working. I was curious to see if the suggestions posted in the site I gave you in my last post would work. Never used it myself so...?
 
Old 03-12-2009, 12:25 AM   #18
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Glad you got things working. I was curious to see if the suggestions posted in the site I gave you in my last post would work. Never used it myself so...?
See post #13.
 
Old 03-15-2009, 05:30 AM   #19
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Just for future references. It is possible to boot XP (and Vista) from a logical partition. The main problem in the current case was that boot files have been deleted, and not that XP was on a logical partition. For more details check out this tutorial:

Oops: Seems I can't post a link in my first post. So I'll but the link in the nest post
 
Old 03-15-2009, 05:31 AM   #20
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Here is the link to the tutorial:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=813628
 
  


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