Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Software and Operating Systems
Join Computer forums Today

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-17-2010, 12:08 PM   #1
Beta Member
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 2
Default uninstall ubuntu

Dear all,
I am new to this forum and ubuntu.
I was using windows xp sp3. Then last week I installed ubuntu 10.04 in my system as there was some problem with windows xp. 2 -3 days I played with ubuntu, but I could not solve sevaral things as I was a beginner to this OS.Then I installed windows xp sp3 again and started working. But I have found that now ubuntu is not coming at all even in the starting of the computer and I have found that one of my partion is lost(disappeared). Previously there were C(60 GB), F(15 GB), I(60 GB) and J(15 GB) partition with my data distributions in all. But after this reinstall of xp, the ubuntu is not at all coming at the time of starting of computer and it starts with xp. Also, the space for partition I is reduced to 37 GB and partition J is disappeared totally. My sevaraldata are in I drive and please help to reget my hard disk space.
Along with this, I want to install ubuntu parallel with xp.

I am a beginner to this ubuntu and forums. Please help me

mappila is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2010, 03:27 AM   #2
Daemon Poster
wmorri's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 1,066
Send a message via AIM to wmorri
Default Re: uninstall ubuntu


Welcome to CF!!

Welcome to the world of linux. I am sure that we can help you with this problems as I have personally seen this in the past. When you start your computer do you still get the GRUB boot screen or does it go straight to windows? If you are getting the GRUB screen are you getting any error messages. Another thing is that I am going to have you working a lot with your Ubuntu livecd. As such driver letters aren't going to be much help to us.

When you get a chance if you would boot into your Ubuntu Livecd and then post the output for the following command in terminal.
fdisk -l l is a lower case L
The command above will show us what the partitions are on your hard drive. This will hopefully give you and I a better sense of what space you have and where things are.


Linux Forever!

I thought you were a hispanic/african american? Who is the white guy in the pictures?
wmorri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2010, 05:11 PM   #3
Baseband Member
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 65
Default Re: uninstall ubuntu

If you reinstalled XP, then it overwrote your GRUB boot partition. That would be why your Ubuntu doesn't come up anymore.
If the partition disappeared after you installed Ubuntu, then it's probably because XP doesn't know how to read the ext filesystem that is on that partition, so it assumes that part of the disk is just garbage data and ignores it. Your hard drive space is still there, just unreadable by windows.

I try to keep my data on a FAT32 or NTFS partition, since both windows and linux can read them.

You can follow directions here to reinstall GRUB (this will wipe out your windows XP boot sector, but GRUB should detect windows and add it to the list of operating systems it shows when your computer starts up):

All the world's a computer, and all the men and women merely AI agents...
Bucky24 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:02 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0