I need some serious help here. I have 2 hard disks, one with XP Pro that is 120 GB in size, the other for data that is only 6 GB. I downloaded & burned Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop for AMD64 processors iso file and burned it with no problems.
After booting with the LiveCD, I chose to install Ubuntu on the same hard disk where XP is installed, but I am positive that I chose the guided install where it creates a new partition that resides on disk where XP is installed, so that I can dual-boot.
However, upon rebotting the computer after install, I cannot get into GRUB, unless I use a bootable CD and bypass booting the computer with that CD. Otherwise if I don't, I get an error stating that "NTLDR is missing", which of course is a Windows error. If I am understanding the problem, I think what happened is the setup program overwrote the MBR for Windows.
The only way I can get into GRUB is to use my Windows XP setup disk and bypass the "press any key to boot the CD" prompt. I then see the GRUB menu, but I can only boot Ubuntu, not Windows XP, as I get the "NTLDR is missing" error.
After booting Ubuntu, I looked at the hard disks, and sure enough, the larger hard disk is indeed split up into 2 partitions, with the one where windows is on is now 10 GB in size, the other partition where Ubuntu is taking up the rest. So thank God the install did not overwrite the whole shmeer. However, I can't get into Windows now, so how do I fix this without having to start from scratch?
If more information is needed, please let me know. Thanks!