Although this post is about Linux, it could just as easily apply to any OS, or any other software program for that matter. As I have previously written, I use Linux as my primary, day to day OS. In fact, it has been several months since I used Windows for anything more than playing an occasional game. My OS of choice on my laptop was Ubuntu 9.10, with Windows on there as a dual boot setup just in case. Inexplicably after a recent update, Ubuntu just lost it's mind and would no longer boot past an odd Grub boot prompt. It was asking for additional boot parameters for some reason. After a few more tries at booting and getting the same error, I immediately rebooted into Windows and proceeded to search the internet for a fix.