[ubuntu-uk] dual boot problem

Neil Greenwood neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com
Mon May 14 05:57:17 UTC 2012

Hi Norman,

I think the only mistake you made (for future reference out to help others)
was to install grub to the partition rather than the whole of the boot

To recover now, you boot the live CD and reinstall grub, as others have
suggested. The complete list of instructions is on the grub (or grub2) page
of the Ubuntu wiki, something like http://wiki.ubuntu.com/Grub.

Hope this helps. I followed the instructions about a week ago, and they
were easy to understand.


P.S. Sorry for the brevity, this is typed on my phone.
On May 13, 2012 8:45 PM, "Norman Silverstone" <norman at littletank.org> wrote:

> Barry, using gparted, the HDD containing Windows XP Pro was partitioned
> as you described and all seemed well. The installation process was
> started and do something else selected. The partition allocated ext4 was
> chosen and then I was warned that I needed to indicate a boot partition
> so I chose this partition. The installation completed but, on reboot, it
> went straight into Windows. I have confirmed that the two OSs are on the
> same drive so I assume I need to do something about Grub. Still,
> progress is being made.
> Norman
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