Dual Booting

Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Sat May 17 11:43:16 UTC 2008


Rashkae wrote:
> Michael Darling wrote:
>   
>> Hi,
>> I have just installed Ubuntu 8.4 on a machine with two hard drives. The first (drive C:) is Windows XP. I installed Ubuntu onto a 250GB drive (F: in windows) and all seemed to go well. I was expecting GRUB to be installed automatically to allow me to choose the OS to boot into, however the machine starts as it always did, ie. going straight into XP with no mention of Ubuntu.
>> Have I got to install GRUB manually, and if so how, or have I done something else wrong?
>> Many thanks for any help.
>> Mike
>>
>>     
>
> Quite possibly, the Ubuntu Install cd did not know which of your two
> hard drives your computer boots from.. This is especially problematic if
> you have mix SATA and IDE.
>
> Try configuring your BIOS to boot from your other hard drive and see if
> Ubuntu installed itself properly there.  If that works, then you can
> configure grub to boot Windows off the other drive as well (or it might
> even already be set up that way.)
>
> This would be an ideal setup, as you would have a grub install one one
> HD and a pure windows on the other, which you can switch to right from
> the BIOS.
>
>   
    The exact difference between a boot by grub and by the Windows 
loader is zero. So why maintain a bios switch?

Karl


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