Strange Dual-boot beahvior with Ubuntu 7.10

I decided to switch my PC to a dual boot using Ubuntu 7.10, and have run into a little snag. I installed Ubuntu on its own partition with little problem (it already existed, I didn't have to make a new one). However, now when I try to go into Windows XP, it takes me to the login screen, but displays no user name to click on for logon. So now I can't use Windows (safe mode doesn't work either). Has anybody seen this before, and does anyone know how to fix it??
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  1. I've never seen that before.

    Can you boot into Ubuntu and post the output of "fdisk -l" for us?

    You should be able to mount your XP partition under Ubuntu to look around and see if you can find out what went wrong.


    mkdir /media/xp

    mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /media/xp


    this assumes /dev/sda1 is your NTFS XP partition


    GL :)
  2. Yeah, I will try that and post the results when I get a chance to get back in front of my PC.
  3. Cool :)

    You can also use ntfs3g

    mkdir /media/xp

    ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /media/xp


    replace /dev/sda1 with your NTFS partition
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