Dual Boot Windows XP and Ubuntu Linux Issues???

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by blusky, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. blusky

    blusky MDL Novice

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    I have a Pentium 4 computer that is a Dual boot with windows XP and Ubuntu Linux using Grub. The computer does boot up into Grub and I can select Windows XP. After selecting Windows XP I get this Message:
    Error 22, no such partition, press any key to continue.

    Both operating systems are on one hard drive.

    Any ideas on how to fix this>

    Any help on how to fix this would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    boot ubuntu .. open terminal and type
    sudo update-grub


    if that dont work... show me the file /boot/grub/grub.cfg
     
  3. blusky

    blusky MDL Novice

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    Thanks LatinMcg for your help.
    Unfortunatrely, I have not used Ubuntu in quite a while and I have forgotten my User name. Is there any way to get into Ubuntu without the user name??? Thanks again.
     
  4. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #4 LatinMcG, Aug 2, 2012
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    reset pwd with a bootable live usb/cd version ??

    or just boot windows xp recovery console from cd.(repair)
    then to check disk and fix type chkdsk /p

    then to fix bootsector and master boot record
    type
    fixboot
    fixmbr
     
  5. blusky

    blusky MDL Novice

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    ok, I did the boot windows xp recovery console method and did as you said. When I now start the computer I just get a blinking cursor in the upper left hand side of the monitor and that is all. Any ideas??? Thanks for your help.
     
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  7. LatinMcG

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  8. blusky

    blusky MDL Novice

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    Sorry for the delay. Had to work for several weeks. I downloaded and burned Hirens boot CD version 15.1

    I am a little mover my head here. Can you please give me instructions on how to fix this problem using Hirens boot CD. Thanks again

    I am trying to repare this so I do not loose any data since I was not smart enough to have backed it up.
     
  9. blusky

    blusky MDL Novice

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    I am able to boot into windows XP using Hirens boot CD. Now just need to know how to fix the boot problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated.