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Anger 2
April 6th, 2011, 03:18 PM
I dual boot XP with Ubuntu 10.10 and have installed Startup Manager with Synaptic Package Manager to make Xp the default O.S.I find that I cannot boot XP into safe mode using F8. Should this be possible and if so how? F8 is the correct key.

April 6th, 2011, 03:42 PM
Are you using the F8 key after selecting XP? I believe you should be.

Anger 2
April 6th, 2011, 03:50 PM
Thankyou,Xp is already selected as I have used Startup Manager to make XP the default OS. I press F8 when the boot options appear and it boots into Ubuntu.

April 6th, 2011, 08:28 PM
I understand that you have XP as your default, try selecting it, then hit F8 and that should work.

Anger 2
April 7th, 2011, 02:49 PM
Thankyou again but as Xp is the default OS it is already selected. When the boot options show:-
If I press F8 then enter Ubuntu loads.
If I press enter then F8 I only have the option to load XP normally.I am beginning to think that it is a shortcoming of Startup Manager.

April 7th, 2011, 10:40 PM
Is this a Wubi install? Is Ubuntu installed inside of windows???

Anger 2
April 8th, 2011, 02:55 PM
It is not a Wubi installation,it is on separate partitions on the same disk.