I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 onto a new hard drive, with Windows XP on a separate hard drive. I physically set the Ubuntu drive as primary and it shows as sda. The boot loader is on this drive too. I left the Windows drive completely alone.
On boot, Windows XP Proffessional is listed as one of the options, but when I choose this an error is shown. error: no such device F47836067835C85E error: hd1 cannot get C/H/S values
I am able to boot into Ubuntu.
I have disconnected the Ubuntu HDD and reconnected it to the primary position on the motherboard so that I can re-access Windows!
Please can anyone help? I gave up on Linux 8 years ago, and whilst it seems easier in some ways, there are still huge complications!
Many thanks in advance.