Ok, so I got unetbootin installed and rebooted. But I’m hit with a Windows error message saying it can’t boot.
I’ve edited boot.ini thusly:
9c9< F:\ubnldr.mbr="UNetbootin"---> multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\ubnldr.mbr="UNetbootin"
This -should- allow me to boot into ubuntu. Fingers crossed. Will edit if not.
EDIT1: This did not work. Windows’ bootloader thought unetbootin was a Windows operating system, and was therefore expecting files which are clearly not present. I’m therefore re-installing unetbootin in the vain hope that it will work. Will edit again when it doesn’t.
EDIT2: This did not work. Windows’ bootloader STILL thinks unetbootin is a Windows operating system despite several variations in my installation procedure. I think the only way to convince my computer otherwise is to take the decision out of Windows’ hands. That requires waiting for Mike to wake up and give me a blank CD though (his LiveCD of Ubuntu is 64bit and my processor is somewhat deficient in bits. It only has 32, bless it…) Another edit will follow with tales of my success once I have a CD in my hands…
EDIT3: Day 2 of using Ubuntu again and I can honestly say I couldn’t be happier. Windows XP is probably never going to see the light of day again. I’m home!!! SO happy!