Installing Windows

Rajat a.rajat at
Fri Feb 29 15:34:06 UTC 2008


Installed windows XP and it works as it promises :)

But unfortunately now I can boot only to windows XP and am already missing

 Please tell me a way to recover the grub? Is there a way to do it?


On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 12:01 AM, Alfred JILKA <ubuntu at> wrote:

>  Owen Townend schrieb:
> On 2/29/08, Rajat <a.rajat at> wrote:
> >
> > Hi All,
> >
> > I have been using Ubuntu 7.10 for quite some time now and am extremely
> > happy with the performance. However working random things on Windows seems
> > inevitable.
> >
> > There are some problems with my XP and I am trying to reinstall it.
> > However the system does not want to boot from the cd (original). It is
> > promprting for using keystroke and then stays idle for ages. Is there
> > anything that I need to change at the Ubuntu setup before installing
> > Windows?
> >
> > Please do let me know as its kinda urgent and I need to get stuffs ready
> > in half a day's time.
> >
> > Thanks a lot
> > Rajat
> >
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> Hey,
>   If you're repartitioning the disk and going to be dual booting Ubuntu/XP
> then do your repartitioning from the Ubuntu desktop live cd first. Windows
> doesn't natively know about and so can't work with linux partitions during
> the installer so the only option it will give you will wipe Ubuntu.
>   Another important point is that the earlier windows install disks can't
> recognise SATA disks, so if you've upgraded since your last attempt at a
> fresh windows install you may need to add drivers using something like nlite
> or bartpe. Despite this, you should at least see the windows disk booting
> and get to the point where it complains there's nowhere to install to. For
> it to not even start there's probably something else at fault here and the
> chain only includes a few links - disk, cdrom, cable, (rest-of-system). With
> the assumption that everything works fine inside Ubuntu that points to
> a faulty disk. Trying to boot from the Ubuntu desktop install/livecd should
> confirm that.
>   Once you actually get the install disk booting there are several steps
> to getting it all set up and there are several decent guides
> around for exactly what you're doing (from the
> googling I did getting triple xp/ubuntu/vista set up) and plenty of us
> that have done it before, just ask.
> cheers,
> Owen.
> And I'd like to add yet one more reason, why it might not install: make
> sure, that in BIOS the MBR-protection (whatever they may call it in your
> mobo's BIOS) is set to 'off'.
> Just my €0.2, Alfred
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