I recently carried out a dual boot install (Ubuntu 11.10 on an Acer Aspire One ZG8 netbook with XP). Whilst manually adjusting partitions I made a stupid error and changed sda 2 ntfs (the main windows data drive) directly into a linux swap. After the damage was done (it was formatted as part of the process), I reassigned the partitions into what I hope is a more sensible shape...
[sda1 ntfs 6gb PQSERVICE (original and unchanged)] [sda4 primary ext4 /home 130gb] [sda3 & sda5 (extended) logic linux swap 2gb] [sda2 ext4 / 10gb (boot)]
After successful install followed by successful upgrade to 12.04 I have a grub with Ubuntu options but for Windows, only 'Recovery Environment (loader)', which, when used, says it says runs succesfully. (This involves "restoring PC to factory default status", and formating C: drive (does this partition even exist anymore?) and produces ErrorCode=0 then reboots)
I have run boot-repair-disk from boot usb and used the 'recomended repair' function, but the situation is unchanged.
If there is an identical or useful thread, please show me.
I really appreciate any help in fixing my little bit of chaos. If you need more info, please tell me and I will post do my best to post it.