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Dual-boot madness

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iSmith

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Post Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:10 pm

Dual-boot madness

I tried to setup a dual-boot system on our home pc. unfortunately, the cd was corrupted and the installation failed. i then rebooted the system to make sure it was ok. It wasn't. "PBR error" or something like that. so i natually assumed the bootloader was corrupted so i used a windows installer disk to try and fix it. however it asked me for the admin password (which is blank). i entered the correct (blank) password and it said the password was  >:( INVALID?!?! anyway , i went with a =reparatory install. i tried the ubuntu installer again and discovered that the window's partition's bootable flag was off. i fixed that and rebooted. But windows STILL wanted to go through with the install. there was no choice and i had to do it. in the end, no data was lost.

feel free to laugh at me if you like.
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Post Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:04 pm

Re: Dual-boot madness

You /did/ have backups, didn't you? ;)

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Post Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:20 pm

Re: Dual-boot madness

Not a backup. we have about 48gb of data on that hard drive.lucky nothing got destroyed.
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Post Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:26 pm

Re: Dual-boot madness

Oops! Misread the last few words.

Happier to laugh at you knowing no data was lost.

Will you be making backups?

48gig of data? You're a busy soul!
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Post Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:27 pm

Re: Dual-boot madness

yeah, i'm a real download freak, never mind i haven't cleaned up my stuff for a year. :)
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Post Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:29 pm

Re: Dual-boot madness

oh yeah- i'm not making any backups. Know how many dvd's that'll take? ;D
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Post Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:39 pm

Re: Dual-boot madness

Aahh - serial troffer! At least it would all be re-downloadable.

48gig would be about a dozen DVDs, half that if you use Dual Layer. Or one small portion of a new HDD. :)

My CRITICAL data totals less than 10 gig. Customer info, reports, etc. Everything else is re-downloadable. The critical data is copied to three network locations and is backed up onto tapes. One is in my fire safe, one is in the fire safe off-site.
My MP3s are /not/ critical data!
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Post Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:23 pm

Re: Dual-boot madness

that reminds me, i once had to recover over 15gigs of music. ;D
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Post Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:57 am

Re: Dual-boot madness

Finally resolved! i have a new cd that i burnt the xubuntu installer unto. It works perfectly now!! :D
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Post Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:12 pm

Re: Dual-boot madness

I usually create two partitions one that hosts the OS files (approx 6 - 10GB) and then on the other partition I install apps and data, that way if I need to reinstall I never touch the data partition. Most people that I know create one partition that spans the whole drive.
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