Hi all, first post here and worries about installation of 5.04

relix42 ulist at gs1.ubuntuforums.org
Fri Jun 17 21:12:21 UTC 2005

Coming from the FC world myself, I can tell you that the partitioning
selection is very similar to the thought process behind disk druid in
the RH/FC world.  So, a few words of warning:

0. Backup any data you care about

1. Understand your current partioning scheme *really* well.  Don't be
guessing about what is on which partition.

2. Create the XP rescue disk

3. Read the screen carefully during the partioning process

4. Make sure you've read 0,1, & 3

5. Re-read 4

Your likely worst case scenario (past completely killing the partition)
is either goofing up the boot sector or getting a GRUB that won't boot
one of your partitions correctly.  Both of these likely scenarios are
very simple to repair.  Read the /boot/grub/menu.lst file and add/edit
any missing/incorrect information (i.e. XP is on /dev/hda1 not
/dev/hda2).  If you XP won't boot, you'll need to let XP rebuild the
MBR (remember #2 and your XP CD), then, re-install grub using your
handy Live Ubuntu CD.  (You have that handy right?)

These are just some outlines of what you would need to do.  Post again
or Google if you find yourself in a situation needing more details on
pulling out of the ditch.


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