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So yesterday, I was in Ubuntu and I was updating from 10.04 to 10.10. When it restarted after installing the update, I tried booting into it, but it says "File not found" and then the computer reboots. Is there anyway I can fix this without having to re-install it?
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Updating through Ubuntu never works well. There is always an issue. Always do a fresh install. Now, that might seem like a major pain in the butt but it's not that bad if you have it set up correctly.

You have two options since you are tri-booting.

1. Set up a partition for for all three of your OSes to share. Make it NTFS since Windows won't play nicely with ext3/4. Store all of your files on there.

2. If you keep Linux completely separate from Windows, set up a /home partition. It's very easy. Then you can install new editions of Ubuntu (or any other linux distro) without losing all your program config files or personal files.

Now updating will be a snap. Just put it on a USB drive, update everything except /home and you should be all set. You can even make a simple script/line of text to install all of your old programs quickly. Say you used banshee, chromium, audacity, and gimp. Just write a line that says "sudo apt-get install banshee chromium audacity gimp" Paste it into the command line and just let it run for however long you need it to run.
    
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