Stupid Dual Boot Slightly OT question

J dreadpiratejeff at
Mon Jun 14 14:08:51 UTC 2010

On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 10:00, Mike McGinn <mikemcginn at> wrote:

> I did that when I first tried Linux a few years ago. I did not defrag my XP
> partition so it was borked. It sounds like Mom over wrote part of Windows when
> she installed Ubuntu. Otherwise it sounds like she is doing fine. When you
> visit you will have to back up Ubu, reinstall Windows and probably reinstall
> Ubuntu.

Indeed... and none of this would have happend, had she listened to
instructions and NOT gone about installing until I was able to walk
them through it, or do it for them :(  I'm hoping it won't come to
reinstalling both... but if so, I'm hoping there's enough filesystem
integrity left for me to at least retrieve data from the ntfs
partition before going that route.

Wonder if Windows has a "repair" facility via their installer... I
honestly don't know. I stopped being a "Windows Guy" back around Win98
SE.  I've been a Linux guy since the mid-90s and honestly never cared
enough about windows to keep the skills up.  Sigh...



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