i downgraded my HP DV6408nr from vista to xp but left the recovery partition untouched.
i then tried to install ubuntu and to get it to work along side with xp, problem is that after installing ubuntu, XP did not appear in the boot loader menu. i only had ubuntu and vista... not surprisingly, when i picked vista i got an error message and nothing loaded. the only way i could thing of to bring xp back is to boot with the xp install cd and to delete the ubuntu partition, that got everything to the way it used to be.
now, i want to give ubuntu (or maybe some other distro) another chance. but what can i do to stop the same problem from repeating ?
am i right to suspect that the vista recovery partition is the cause for the problem (i formated the entire drive except that partition priot to installing xp/ubuntu) ? can i delete it ? should i ?
thanks a lot to anyone who can help :)