Hello, I'm a new member
I apologize if I should have started a new thread for this. Let me know, and I will.
My question is similar to Bozzo's.
My machine is a amd64.
I have two hard drives. One is an NTFS (XP Home) and
the other is a Linux (Ubuntu 8.04).
I have the Grub setup to dual boot between the drives.
Here is the first boot entry in my Grub menu.lst:
title Windows XP Home
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
title Ubuntu 8.04.1, kernel 2.6.24-21-generic
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-21-generic root=UUID=8bb89afd-e18e-4e91-8a66-2394af41fb39 ro quiet splash
Recently, I lost ability to boot to XP because of a failed install (autochk failure error)
of SP3 on my XP machine (long story, not worth telling)
I now want to reinstall XP to the XP drive; BUT I'm told that if I do that,
I will lose Grub and the ability to boot to the Linux drive because the re-install of XP will delete or scramble the Grub information on the XP drive.
Is that true? If so, then that means I would have to reinstall Ubuntu
to the Ubuntu drive and setup Grub all over again?
If I reinstall Ubuntu, will I lose all files or just the OS?
My Ubuntu drive is an 80GB drive, half full.
My XP drive is a 20GB, nearly empty because I moved many of my programs and
data files to the Ubuntu drive.
What would be the best procedure to take; with minimal loss of data and optimum
recovery of Grub and XP?
Thank you for your help.