I had Windows Vista Ultimate SP2
160 GB HDD, 1GB RAM,INTEL DUAL CORE
One of my friend told that UBUNTU is also a better OS and is an open source programme and u can use alternately both Ubuntu or VISTA, so I downloaded the disk image for Ubuntu 10.10 and burned it on a CD.
I played it first on Windows Vista so it asked some 3 options of that I chose an option which downloaded Ubuntu Cd helper ,then I selected the first option something 'demo and install' it said to reboot the computer I reboooted it by selecting option reboot now and finishing it,after the computer was restarted.it asked me options for selecting Ubuntu or Windows Vista,I selected Ubuntu, I saw ubuntu is started which was the least time I could see a new Os is started, then I tought I should install it.
After selecting install it ,there came an option to drag option window's vertical line to right or left to increase or decrease the partition for ubuntu and on another side where something 'NTFS' was written I thought it must be for windows I dragged Ubuntu to maximum(5.23GB) left 37.3 GB for NTFS dev and I continued forward, left it for some process going on, the ubuntu was installed I think ,it also asked for some softwares to be installed I let them be installed and let all process finish after looking some features of Ubuntu.
I wanted to go back to windows vista but when I restarted computer it didn't asked me an option for selecting OS 'Ubuntu' or 'Vista' as it had asked me before. it directly started Ubuntu and asked for same options of software to installed ,I removed the CD and Tried again but still I couldn't see anything for Vista,when I checked properties of 'File System' it was written that 2.3 GB is covered and rest 157 GB is free,
I am scared that I have deleted all the data of Vista and Vista OS too,Can I get my VISTA BACK?,it is ok if I don't get anything of Ubuntu,I had many of important files too in my vista.is really my pc been formatted completely,? from last week I am searching for its solution on Internet I am frustrated a lot, many of the contain particular solution but for before versions of Ubuntu,I just want My vista and vista files back .One of the solutions also contained inserting DVD of vista and some procedure but my DVD player isn't working but CD player is working.I hope some of my Internet friends come to me as a saviour please.
And one note I don't know what is GRUB or all other stuffs as I am knowing very bit of installing OS.