First of all please don't tell me to change/upgrade my ubuntu version. I am not interested in changing my distro either at the moment. (I pray that I may find some solution out here).
I used to wrk with ubuntu 5.10 breezy badger. I had installed it on a separate hard disk. Earlier I used to remove the hard disk in which winxp was installed and put this hard disk to work in ubuntu! Those days it used to work fine.
Lately I have somehow managed to connect the two hard drives together. They are not connected to each other. Rather they directly connect to the mother board. They also have their own individual power supplies. (This is just to give you a picture of how I had connected my drives). And (if it helps) the winxp hd is on IDE master ch2 & ubuntu is on IDE master ch3.
If I want to load ubuntu I just restart my system, hit F12 and select to boot from the 2nd hardisk. I get the screen with the ubuntu logo with the progress bar indicator and stuff, but all of that goes away and I get back to the console screen where it finally says:
/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off.
And then a prompt appears wherein I can type commands. I don't know what to do here. I guess this problem is because ubuntu is not deteceting the files it requires to complete the booting process. Any one knows what to do? I've even searched using google but I was too confused, didn't know what to do...!