Re: New install will boot neither Windows nor Ubuntu
I have just posted this on the supergrubdisk forum, if with slightly different wording:
I cannot use the acer "Recovery disks" [that I borrowed from my son] because the instructions clearly tell me that it will wipe my disk and install windows fresh. Not a desirable result.
OK, I am now copying the entire contents of my 104GB Windows partition to a new backup directory on the external drive. Kinda slow on a USB-1 bus (I said my machine is a dinosaur! ) but with the cp -pR command, it should get everything with time-stamps intact.... Well, not quite - some media files are getting errors e.g
cp: cannot stat `/media/disk/Documents and Settings/All Users/Documents/My Music/Keith Brion/Babes in Toyland The Red Mill/07 Eccentric Dance (Gavotte).wma': Input/output error
But I think these are tolerable.
cp: cannot stat `/media/disk/Documents and Settings/Guest/Application Data/Real/RealPlayer/DRM': Input/output error
OK, lacking better information, I think I will boot my original XP installation CD and run chkdsk -pr from the recovery console.
HMMmm... I see now that I could edit the boot.ini file with vi. Here are the contents:
Now, what can I change to get Ubuntu out of the picture and give Windows a monopoly on my machine (until my next try)?
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
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