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I tried to upgrade 12.10 to 13.04 and now have a dead system. The best way forward seems to be a repair install from the 13.04 live CD.

Here is my setup:

A homebuilt desktop PC: AMD X3 425 CPU, 4 GB RAM, 2 hard disks with lots of space.

And a problem ATI Radeon HD 4200 graphics card (the reason why it's dead) which of course ATI do not support any more (thanks AMD)

The system is a dual boot with Windows XP.

I do not want to do anything to disturb the Win XP boot, and I do not ever want to have to re-install Win XP.

So now the problem.

When I do the repair installation from the live CD, I am told:

'Sorry, an error occurred and it was not possible to install the boot loader at the specified location'

(this happens without me specifying a location, so it is just the default installation choice)

Here I stopped.

If I proceed (and probably have to specify a location, which I can since I have 2 disks) will I mess up my dual boot?

Thanks for your help


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Did you installed via Wubi? Read Upgrading from 12.10 WUBI install to 13.04. –  edwin Jul 24 '13 at 18:00
Thanks @peter, no it is an old installation, probably going back to 8.04. maybe I have done full installs in between, but not with Wubi. –  Hans12345 Jul 27 '13 at 7:18

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