So my Vista laptop died last night while installing an update. So now my Vista install is totally screwed. So what i would like to do is install a dual boot with Vista, take all the files off the other partition, burn them on CD then reinstall Ubuntu on a full partiton over the original installations then bring the old files back on.
The Ubuntu installer errors out when it trys to partition. And i can't get the harddrive to unmount in the live-CD so i can get the files that way.