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    Ubuntu -Hardy -not booting

    I have Ubuntu 8,04 installed inside Win XP . It was working well. I was switching between the two systems by restart & selecting on booting either of them.
    Just now, when I attempted to boot Ubuntu, ( My choices are 1. WinXP Pro, 2. Ubuntu ) the booting page reverts back to choices instead of booting Ubuntu. This is repeated.
    I am now stuck at Win XP, not being able to access Ubuntu. Your help has to be in Win XP or Bios terms - not Linux terms as I cant use them as of now
    Would be grateful for early, if not Immediate advice
    Last edited by dnaga57; June 18th, 2008 at 01:52 AM.

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    Join Date
    Jan 2008
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    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Re: Ubuntu -Hardy -not booting

    I activated Boot loader as per a How to site.
    It got in System-Admin- boot loader
    When I clicked on it, it showed sequence as
    Ubuntu
    Windows XP Pro
    I rearranged the seqence, thinking I will get into XP by default & Ubuntu by choice ( being a newbie & hasving Ubuntu 'within Windows XP'
    When I restart, I get the boot option
    XP Pro
    Ubuntu
    When I click on Ubuntu to choose it, the menu reappears instead of Ubuntu loading.
    Apparently the Boot loader in Ubuntu is for Ubuntu & not for XP.
    I cant get in to Ubuntu to correct it as I am STUCK in XP
    Do I have to Uninstall Ubuntu & Reinstall it - I would hate to do it
    Is there a way I can fiddle with boot.ini or BIOS to recover Ubuntu
    Waiting eagerly for help

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