I've got one serious problem with an old laptop of mine.
First off, let me list some key details:
Old HP Laptop, originally designed for Windows 2000 or 98 (so very old)
Bought from friend of dad with XP installed
No CD drive, only floppy and older USBs (not 2.0)
No floppy drive on my main desktop xP
Ok, here's my problem: after getting a Live disk of Ubuntu Intrepid Ibek (8.10), I immediately loved it and wanted to install it to use. I decided to put it as a dual boot on my laptop because A) Partioning my 250 GB desktop would be a bleep, so I chose the 20 GB laptop instead, and
I thought I'd make some use out of this old laptop. I read tons about how to install without a disk, and it seemed east and I was confident in my ability to get the dual boot going. After getting the install ready to go and during it, of all things that could happen, the power, that decides to kill power if it is even tapped, gets bumped and the laptop loses power. I originally don't panic, but when I turn the laptop back on, I get GRUB error 15 and I can't boot into XP or Ubuntu.
I have tried booting GParted and Super Grub Disk from a flash drive to no avail. I don't want to format the hard drive (however that's even possible without booting) because I have no XP disk, and downloading I will not do. If anyone here can help me out please do, I don't want this laptop to become a paperweight.