How to get dual-boot ability back after installing ubuntu 11.04 and losing windows xp selection.
Posted on 2011-10-01
Hello, on an Acer 3680 laptop that contained winxp pro sp3, deleted acer's hidden partition, and installed ubuntu 11.04 on 3 new partitions (one for swap, one for root, one for home). Now machine just boots ubuntu and no option to choose windows. I think the new partitions ubuntu created for me went from sda3 to 5, but don't remember exactly. Everything on single internal disk. Did installation from USB flash.
I have read many things about how to get back windows but seems there are many varying circumstances and different methods, including using windows CD or reinstalling Grub.
Could someone please help me figure out best method. The windows partition had a lot expensive software I don't want to lose, although ubuntu will be the OS i will use most of the time.
I am Ubunut newbie. thanks in advance.