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terrordrone
May 30th, 2009, 09:40 PM
Hello,

I have a dual boot machine. My kubuntu 8.10 is on a separate ext3 partition and i have a separate partition for swap as well.



>sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x85ab85ab

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 1305 10482381 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 1306 12597 90702990 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda3 12598 14593 16032870 83 Linux
/dev/sda5 1306 4569 26218048+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6 4570 8485 31455238+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda7 8486 12401 31455238+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda8 12402 12597 1574338+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris


my windows xp installed on c drive crashed today. I am unable to boot into windows but my linux is intact. If i re-install windows, i will lose my installed kubuntu.

1. Is there a way i can recover linux without re-installing it after installing windows ?

2. Will try and share more information about the bsod i get during boot, but any way i can recover windows and i need not do anything