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Topic # 22883 11-Jun-2008 10:42
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I tried to load up ubuntu but i keep getting an fatal error when it tries to boot up. How do i remove the programme from my hard drive so i can free up some space?

When i am in Xp i can't see the file

Suggestions appreciated.

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  Reply # 137305 11-Jun-2008 12:58

What does the reply say? Also what bootloader are you using? WinXP Partition Magic? or Ubuntu GRUB? which I think is the default.
Most probably you have the wrong partition! Google! If you installed Ubuntu properly you should be able to "see" it

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  Reply # 137446 11-Jun-2008 18:20
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mortonman: I tried to load up ubuntu but i keep getting an fatal error when it tries to boot up. How do i remove the programme from my hard drive so i can free up some space?

When i am in Xp i can't see the file

Suggestions appreciated.

Unless you used something like Wubi, Ubuntu is not a proper "program" but an operating system. It will be installed on a separate partition, so XP will see a "partition" (from within MMC's Drive Management console) but will not see a "file".

To uninstall this type of install, boot the Ubuntu disc, remove the partition, and reboot. Then using the XP disc, use Recovery Console and run "fixmbr".




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