View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] reinstalling ubuntu

July 7th, 2008, 09:53 AM
I have a dual boot system with Xp and ubuntu 7.10 (gutsy).
For some reason gutsy wont even boot. It worked fine but now It won't even star up. Any way.. I already have the ubuntu 8.04 alternate installation CD. ( I installed ubuntu on another computer). I want to use this Cd to install ubuntu 8.04 over the current installtion of ubuntu while leaving windows XP. Is this possible? Will I have any problems with gub after installtion?

July 7th, 2008, 10:53 AM
Yes it is possible but I hope you have a separate /home directory (which you should NOT format).

If everything goes correctly, you should not have any problems with GRUB, but there are no guarantees, so make sure you backup everything before starting.