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March 21st, 2011, 11:30 AM
Hey guys i m new to ubuntu(maverick) and was trying to istall it alongside windows xp

when i wanted the ubuntu to install on one of my drives it kept saying no root file defined

what should i do

ps when i finally managed to install it, it repartioned the whole drive(deleting my windows) and converted it as a one whole drive

plzz help

March 21st, 2011, 12:39 PM
With live CD delete Ubuntu partition and on that unallocated space install Windows.Of cource you will left space for Ubuntu.Next time when you get to the partition stage try manual way to select unallocated space and on it install Ubuntu.

March 21st, 2011, 03:22 PM
Hi and welcome to the forums djofghs :)

What exactly do you want help with? Recovering Windows? Do you have the installation CD?

At this stage, the probably the only way to get Windows back would be to reinstall as zvacet mentioned.

If you need help with a partitioning scheme and a guide to dual-booting, please say so and we can provide you with the relevant information.