Ubuntu dual boot installation crashed on live CD only now.
Desktop/Intel MOBO 3.3 gig/wd hdd 80 gig/ATI Radeon 200 series.
I downloaded Ubuntu yesterday and have evaluted all my hardware etc. Everything was working OK except a minor resolution problem. So I went for the installation. At partition time I chose option one. Resize HD and went with the recommendation. All went according to Hoyle until it was copying files. It got 42% and froze. I couldn't minimize, shut down installation or even shut down the machine without the off switch on the back. I tried to boot from the hard drive and got the fatal "error loading operating system". I booted using the Live dvd then tried to redo the installation. When I got to the partition screen this time all I got for options were, "erase the whole drive" or manually partition the table. I chose manually as I hope there's still a possibility of saving the windows partition. This is where I just don't have the knowledge to continue. It appears that the drive has been partitioned for linux, but now it wants me to tell it where to mount stuff. I don't even know what stuff is. I took screen shots of the two screens, but have no idea how to post them here. They're saved on my desktop. I see on the right here I don't have permission to post attachments. By the way....I read how to ask a question. I think this explains what happened and what I've done.
Any help will be greatly appreciated. REALLY. I can't live off a live cd.