I'm a newbie my self and I use Suse 10.2, but when I do something same, but only with XP, I just do Suse auto repair and install all missing packages or formatted files. So try to install Ubuntu in hard drive and in the process should ask you what you want to do install, reinstall or bellow repair Ubuntu. Most the times it works for me. It takes like 5 - 10 minutes for me.
Last edited by DexterPC; 02-06-2007 at 08:16 PM.