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Can't log in after Ubuntu upgrade (worked fine with version 9)


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ArnoldoT

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Hey there,

Even though I thought I knew enough to have my system set-up and working, I now have to bite my pride and ask for help.

Ok, so here I go...

I have an Acer Aspire 5100 and, even though it came with Windows XP Media Center Edition I decided to give *nix a try. I decided for Ubuntu on a dual OS set.

Everything was fine and dandy until Ubuntu asked me permission to upgrade, I said yes and... well, here I am.

The problem is the following. After the Ubuntu upgrade failed (I was outside of the office and when I came back in during the installation I found a screen full of "..this is a BAD idea" errors on the installation screen. So, nothing worked after that, no OS would even boot and I kept getting a grub error. I decided I needed to install Ubuntu from a LiveCD and, it worked. Ubuntu is working great but... I can't access Windows XP. I don't have the factory Windows installation CD either so, I don't know what to do!

Yes, I am kinda loving Ubuntu more than XP but, I was not prepared to loose all the information and the software I have on XP! I would like to be able to access it when need to be.

When I boot my computer now, it does show Ubuntu's grub which, shows Ubuntu, Windows NT and Windows XP but, they just won't load. I get a black screen, I can hear the computer 'working' but it ain't much happening. Ubuntu is the only OS working as on now.

I don't really understand how to use Windows Bootloader insted of Ubuntus grub, specially because I can't access Windows to modify anything! (I do have access to it via Ubuntu but, I am not able to modify system files [they are not compatible/readable via Ubuntu])

Please help!
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