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Last night i decided to install ubuntu on half of my laptop's hdd then windows XP on ther other half. Now, i can't boot into Ubuntu, windows boot manager gives me no options and the laptop defualts to booting into windows. I cant access Ubuntu at all. Please Help!
 

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Last night i decided to install ubuntu on half of my laptop's hdd then windows XP on ther other half. Now, i can't boot into Ubuntu, windows boot manager gives me no options and the laptop defualts to booting into windows. I cant access Ubuntu at all. Please Help!
Need more info. Where you able to access Ubuntu before you installed Windows XP? Also, what software did you use to partition? Ubuntus?
 
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Ubuntu worked just fine before installing XP. I used windows partition on the install CD to make a partition for XP.
 

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Ubuntu worked just fine before installing XP. I used windows partition on the install CD to make a partition for XP.
Okay it has been several years since I have done the dual boot thing with Windows. Most likely when you installed Windows you overwrote the master boot record.
 
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is there a way to update to 18.04 from inside 16.04?
 
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