problems in upgrading to/installing Ubuntu 9.10

NoOp glgxg at
Tue Nov 10 22:42:55 UTC 2009

On 11/05/2009 11:36 PM, vsrk sarma 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?

Vsrk, did you get this sorted out, or do you still need help?

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