Ubuntu 8.04 Install Issues co-existing with XP

By tonyhughes Hughes, in , posted: 21-Jan-2009 15:24

With the above installed, I couldn't actually boot into Ubuntu, all I would get is a BusyBox console session, and the total inability to get into any desktop.

By switching to another console at random today, I find instructions on trying chkdsk /r from XP + XP reboot + XP shutdown afterwards.

This works perfectly, and 8.04 is flying along on my T7700 w/2GB ram. So much snappier and more responsive than even a clean install of XP or Vista (Vista was preinstalled - ick).

Why cant Ubuntu gracefully report being unable to mount the NTFS volume, and offer some options, or clear instructions on how to remedy this?

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