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Fubbed Ubuntu Install

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The Admiral

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So my new computer lost power in the middle of a Ubuntu install. Now I can't boot into anything, not even the Dell PC Restore partition or the MediaDirect partition. When I boot into the Ubuntu LiveCD, I can mount the Dell Utility Partition, the MediaDirect Partition, and the partition that the fubbed Ubuntu is on, but I can't mount my Vista partition or my Recovery partition. I'm waiting for the Vista Recovery CD's to come. Any idea what I can do in the meantime? What happened?

Thanks in advance!
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Have you tried to re-install Ubuntu? It sounds like the boot loader is not correct. As a suggestion, it is best to have the /boot partition under Linux be a separate partition, which can help with things like this since there is less data there to get messed up.
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Damien Kane

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I agree with Kemasa. Same thing happened to me a bit ago. I run XP and Ubuntu and was installing Ubuntu. After the crash, I re-installed Ubuntu and formatted the Linux partition and GRUB still picked up I had a dual system. Everything was fine. When I looked into it after my issue, I was advised to use the native Linux file system and not FAT or NTFS.
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