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  • EchoRyvre
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Hi guys. I found this forum on a google search, and I like what I'm seeing.

I have a problem with my installation of Ubuntu 7.10 on my laptop. I'm probably forgettings something simple here and forgot to read something.

I installed it on a partition of the drive, and now I can't seem to use windows anymore which annoys me because I've still got a few files there I need access to, though most of them are on an external drive.

Any thoughts?
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did you accidentally install ubuntu over your windows partition? if not, ubuntu should automatically mount your windows partition so you can read/write to it. it should have also installed a bootloader so that you can boot to windows or ubuntu when you first start the computer after it POSTs.
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Yeah sounds like youve over-written windows mate lol

Does GRUB (the bootloader) show just ubuntu or ubuntu AND windows and windows has an error?
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might also be listed as something to the effect of ubuntu & other
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I set it up to install in its own partition but I'm not seeing anything about windows on startup ... bugger.
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This is a link to a fedora forum, but it should still be good for ubuntu as well.
http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showth ... readid=996

And this is a sample of a grub.conf in a dual boot system:
http://www.geocities.com/epark/linux/grub.conf.txt
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last i knew i thought ubuntu used the menu.lst file..
can you post the contents of /boot/grub/menu.lst

can you also post the output of
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/sbin/fdisk -l
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The menu.lst is new to me, when I tried ubuntu I never really got into the inner workings stuff like that. It kind of seems like both fedora and ubuntu with grub should use the same file for the option menu thingamajig for dual booting.
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yea.. menu.lst exists in fedora but its just a sym link to grub.conf lol
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Ubuntu likes to change the normal way of doing things just for the sake of doing it. It's just one of the things that makes it a crappy distro.

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