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Old 02-10-2012, 11:06 PM   #1
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Problems after installing Ubuntu 11.10

Last night I upgraded my PC from a previous version of Ubuntu to the 11.10 version.
Upon reboot I have the following issues;

1) the dual boot facility enabling both windows and Ubuntu has been lost.
Is it possible to recreate this?
2) As the program starts up a dialogue box comes up saying"This application is not supported"
3) When the program fully boots and I have entered my password the screen comes up with the tool bars around the edges but the central screen remains white. clicking on program icons creates windows but no image. As I move my mouse across the page I get the little text box explaining what each icon does, but cannot view the icon.

Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
Old 02-11-2012, 02:56 AM   #2
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Arrow Pick a stable OS to run your box after you recover your Windows...

I recommend running Slackware as the host Operating system, and then you can install VirtualBox.

Once you have done that, you can install Windows as a guest operating system in VirtualBox, and pause/unpause as need be - no more dual-boot required, no more time wasted waiting, and you'll have access to all of your files on both operating systems too this way

You can also install ubuntu as a guest OS in VirtualBox too and then treat it the same as your windows OS, not to mention that you can install any number of operating systems as guests and start/stop/pause them at will.

You can get the iso of Slackware here:

If you absolutely must have the windows OS back in the meantime, to migrate data or whatever, try downloading THIS to fix your MBR, boot.ini, or whatever it was you whacked with that ubuntu stuff. And Personally, I would avoid ubuntu like the plague it is, although I know a lot of people have already drank the kool-aid and think they're running Linux, when it is ubuntu that is running them.

Just my

I hope that helps

Kindest regards,

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Old 02-11-2012, 03:31 AM   #3
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Sounds like the upgrade didn't go well, might have corrupted the filesystem, did you install the new version with formatting the drive? or did you install it along side the old version? As a rule of thumb it's always better to reformat and a clean install of the new system.

If you didn't format the windows partition then you should be able to access the windows partition. I think You can use the recsue feature of the ubuntu installation disc to repair the bootloader, haven't done this myself, just new to using ubuntu.

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