Kubuntu hoses Windows on HP Pavilion A810n

Greg Booth bootgr at gmail.com
Wed Aug 1 02:14:35 UTC 2007

On Tuesday 31 July 2007 9:03:02 pm Douglas Phillipson wrote:
> >> Not good, have you booted up the live disc and taken a look at the
> >> partition table there to see what's up ?
> >
> > I used BootItNG to resize the NTFS partition.  There is a 7mb Fat32
> > partition.  I installed Kubuntu, it booted fine but Windows would not
> > boot.  Then I just tried to reset the MBR with BootItNG, which I have
> > done a dozen imes before on other PC's, and it restored Windows fully,
> > but not now.  Even the (F10) Restore System key doesn't work.  Has it
> > now become dangerous to install Linux?
> >
> > Doug P
> Adn of course you no longer get recovery CD's anymore.  I have installed
> dozens of Kubuntu systems safely in the past, My level of confidence
> that I would not hose someones Windows installation has now been shattered!
> Doug P

Well, you lost me at "resized ntfs partition" that's not something I've ever 
done. I've ghosted to a file, reformatted then ghosted back to the new 
partition, but never just resized on the fly.


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