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 Post subject: Ubuntu installed, XP booted?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:37 pm 
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I just installed Ubuntu (8.04LTS) on a system that had XP on it - with the intent of having a dual boot system. I followed the instructions here: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Installing-Ubuntu-8-04-LTS-84314.shtml with the exception of choosing manual for the partitioning, because I'm a control freak.

During the install, I set up three partitions, "/", "/home", and a swap partition. Everything went fine as far as installing but when I rebooted, it booted XP without asking me one way or another. Can I do some kind of 'hotfix' or will I have to reformat and reinstall using the 'guided partition' to get grub in there.

EDIT: Browsing around, I came across this:
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You should be asked if you want to install grub (or lilo) to the primary MBR, and you should say "yes".
I can't recall being asked this.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:46 pm 
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Where did you choose to install the bootloader?

I suspect just changing the active partition to where ubuntu resides would cure this.


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furball146 wrote:
Where did you choose to install the bootloader?

I suspect just changing the active partition to where ubuntu resides would cure this.
I left it set to whatever the default is.


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This thread should help you out then.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=198101

The last post spells out what you need to do after booting with the LiveCD.

You may need to adjust based on where your partitions are, but you're basically looking at mounting whatever partition you chose as /


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I set 0,1 to be the active partition (this is where "/" was) after reading your first post, then rebooted and ta-da - there was the boot options.

Thanks.


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Glad you got it figured out...

We need to give this guy a fucking medal for reading the stickies! No really, I am serious. lol.


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CrashTECH wrote:
Glad you got it figured out...

We need to give this guy a fucking medal for reading the stickies! No really, I am serious. lol.
you're just saying that because I quoted your post from the sticky :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 7:18 am 
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bbies1973 wrote:
CrashTECH wrote:
Glad you got it figured out...

We need to give this guy a fucking medal for reading the stickies! No really, I am serious. lol.
you're just saying that because I quoted your post from the sticky :lol:
LOL. Yes, well, no. Not totally lol. If you hadn't I wouldn't have known you read it!

Srsly, I really wonder if people read them. 90% of the questions that get asked around here (not just Alt.OS either) are answered in a sticky.


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 Post subject: Re: Ubuntu installed, XP booted?
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bbies1973 wrote:
CrashTECH wrote:
You should be asked if you want to install grub (or lilo) to the primary MBR, and you should say "yes".
I can't recall being asked this.
I just did a clean wipe of the disk and re-installed. I now know why I don't remember seeing this - because I didn't.

On the last screen, where it says "ready to install": Image
...you have to click the "Advanced" button to get the boot options.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:13 am 
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I don't think it was always that way. So probably when I wrote that, you would actually be asked. In the effort to make things easy, Ubuntu just does things for you. It makes it a good intro to Linux OS (not to say that it isn't a good OS for advanced users, because I love it for what it is, and have admin'd a server with it. It was nice and easy to work with).


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I'd like to point out that I really appreciate the fact that bbies took the time to update the sticky with this new information.

Thanks, bud. :)


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Jipstyle wrote:
I'd like to point out that I really appreciate the fact that bbies took the time to update the sticky with this new information.

Thanks, bud. :)
This guy is fucking on fire!


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