problems in upgrading to/installing Ubuntu 9.10

Darshana Jayasinghe darshana.jayasinghe at
Fri Nov 6 07:57:31 UTC 2009

Answer for your first question From the installation cd you can easily [?] do
this will help

On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 1:06 PM, vsrk sarma <vsrksiva at> wrote:

> Till two days back my HP-Compaq nx6115 notebook (AMD Turion64)
>  was working dual boot with Windows XP home Edition on two partitions(sda1
> & sda5)
>  of 40GB each and Unbuntu 9.04 on other partitions(sda6 & sda7).
> Then, I tried to upgrade to Ubuntu 9.10. It was not successful with blank
> screen
> at booting.
> Then, I tried to load Ubuntu 9.10 fresh from CD. while installing files a
> alarm was
> observed regarding one of windows partitions(sda5). Installation was not
> successful
>  with GRUB alarm and GRUB Rescue prompt. Is there any way rescue attempt
> could be made?
> Further, I tried to load Ubuntu 9.04(earlier) version from CD. The problem
> persisted.
> I could recover Windows installation by FIXMBR in repair mode with
> installation CD.
> Finally, I had to delete second Windows Partition (sda5), before I
> successfully, reload Ubuntu 9.04 again.
> My queries:
> How to use GRUB Rescue?
> Could the stuation be handled better without need to delete of sda6(loosing
> data)?
> Is it safe to attempt to install Ubuntu 9.10 once more? If so with what
> steps?
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> vsrk sarma
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