dual boot vista and linux

  LFCcartesian 15:16 10 May 08

I have a laptop with vista installed. I shrank one partition using vista's own tool and installed ubuntu.

The installation appeared to go well. The problem is when I reboot. I get the grub menu and if I select vista, it boots into vista no problem. If I leave it to boot into ubuntu I get the error "Error 17: cannot mount selected partition". I can't access ubuntu at all unless I use the live cd.

I would be grateful for any help pitched to a beginner in linux.


  brundle 15:21 10 May 08
  LFCcartesian 12:26 12 May 08

Thanks for your reply.

Do you know a command for finding out which hda is my root device?

The link you gave assumes /dev/hda3

  Ronnie268 21:36 05 Sep 08

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