Windows/Linux booting problem
Hi Linux Folk,
I am not only a linux beginner, but also out of my competence field (I am in molecular biology) and have a problem I could not solve myself. A dear friend installed Ubuntu on my desktop so that I can start entering linux world, and left me a small partition to install Windows XP to run software that have not a linux counterpart. After installing Windows I could not boot Ubuntu anymore. I know it is a common problem and that I should follow instructions on the super GRUB disk webpage. I already did everything they suggest and nothing worked... and my friend is not here now to help me.
I forced booting from Ubuntu using the command line. I followed the specifics in the super GRUB disk webpage and my problem is to load the kernel. It seems it is not in a folder, but directly in the root and I do not know how to specify the path to the kernel. What do I write after: grub> kernel /vmlinuz root=
Any help would be appreciated. Please, remember I have not computer skills and do not know anything about Linux, yet.