I have messed up my installation and want to reinstall from my 10.10 CD. Dual boot system with Windows XP Turbo. One HDD.
How did I mess it up? See unresolved here if you want:
At this point I just want to start over. On the same partition, with Windows still working. (I've managed to get some of my files but have failed at all tries to get to those owned by root).
CPU: AMD Phenom 9600 Quad Core
Speed: 2.32 GHz
System Memory: 1.75 GB
Video Card Model: ATI Radeon HD 3300 Graphics
Everything with 10.10 worked fine EXCEPT the volume in my headphones - which I tried to fix - which I failed at - which led me here to re-install.
I doubt I have more than 50 hours on Ubuntu, 6-10 of which were installing and tweaking, the rest using programs - I am a beginner. (But have used other OS, mostly Apple for 15 plus years). I know graphics, desktop publishing, writing, Internet - not programming.
I tried the WUBI and failed and then went with the CD - which is what I want to use now. (The WUBI left some residual files (I uninstalled it the wrong way - I can live with them)).
I will gladly supply any screen images or other information, I miss using Ubuntu. I need a walk through if it there is much at the command line and have access to the net through a second computer if necessary.
I want to do it right and CANNOT LOSE THE DATA ON THE EXISTING WINDOWS partition. God (and maybe my cat) only know where my Windows install disk went...