View Full Version : [ubuntu] dual boot installation stuck because cannot mount /windows

October 16th, 2008, 03:38 PM
I tried to install a dual boot on a friend's computer. He has XP. But when I tried to add XP in the partitioning menu as a nfts drive mounted as /windows it gives me the error:

attempt to mount a file system with type NTFS in SCSI1 (0,0,0), partition #1 (sda) at /windows failed.

What can I do to overcome this problem?

October 16th, 2008, 09:56 PM
Wait, you're trying to mount windows from inside linux? Shouldn't you just install Windows to that partition from the Windows disc?

[Edit] Didn't read carefully enough, XP is installed first. Check out this link

http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_windows_xp_and_linux_xp_installed _first.htm?page=1

October 16th, 2008, 10:09 PM
You donīt need to add anything.Gparted should recognize windows and free space.You will install Ubuntu on free space and grun will recognizr Windows so you will be able to boot in it.You can read this. (http://psychocats.s465.sureserver.com/ubuntu/dualboot)