Ok, I got back to windows, super grub didn't work but the windows install cd did the trick. I used fixboot and the windows bootloader took over. Of course now I'm back to where I started without linux. I'll give this a try again, here's my plan.
- Wipe the linux partition and start from scratch
- Create an extended partition for /, /home, swap, fat32 using gparted on the linux rescue cd.
- Install ubuntu with grub set on (hd 0,5) which is /home
- Pay homage to the computer gods.
So my hdd will look like this
hd0,0 is a dell recovery tool
hd0,1 is windows boot
hd0,2 is windows data
hd0,3 is the extended partition
hd0,4 is / with the format option checked during ubuntu install
hd0,5 is /home and where I'll tell the boot loader to install
hd0,6 is swap
hd0,7 is a shared fat32
Is there anything wrong with this?
Also do I even need the fat32 if ubuntu has ntfs support?
With this setup, will grub still automatically do everything?
also, devils_casper, you're an amazing person