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Jekshadow
May 4th, 2009, 11:51 PM
Ok, I downloaded 9.04 and checked the md5 sum. They were the same. I then burned the CD and installed it. It gave me two errors during the install:

1) Could not inform kernel of ... please do not attempt to mount this ...

2) Eclipse (or something like that) could not be uninstalled.

When I tried to boot, GRUB asked me for a command and when I booted off of of my 8.10 live CD (thats what I'm using to write this message), I noticed that It had created two partions that take up 0%, so the install failed. Got any way to fix it? I CANNOT boot to any OS on the hard drive, I can only boot via live CD. Grub keeps asking me for commands it just gives me a "grub>" terminal prompt and I think GRUB was installed but it cannot find the kernel to boot so it has no friggin idea of what to do so it thinks I will.

I ATTEMPTED to install 9.04 x64, downloaded 5/3/09

Also 8.10 does not reconize Windows, so it is not allowing me to dual boot and delete the 9.04 partion, without deleting all of my stuff on windows, which I need.

Jekshadow
May 6th, 2009, 02:44 AM
Help?

lindsay7
May 6th, 2009, 05:04 AM
If you have your xp disk or can download the xp recovery disk from the internet this will get you windows back. Delete or reformat the Unbuntu partitions. Make sure you have a good Ubuntu install disk. and try it again.

Look here

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/termsf/p/fixboot.htm

here is the vista info

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392

You can download recovery disks here

http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/windows-vista-recovery-disc-download/

Here is some info on how to do this with a Ubuntu Livecd disk

http://www.arsgeek.com/2008/01/15/how-to-fix-your-windows-mbr-with-an-ubuntu-livecd/