Two previous threads brought this up but both seem unresolved. I have a 64-bit Windows 7 system and am looking to install 64-bit Ubuntu as dual-boot. I have no experience with Ubuntu or Linux, this is a first time install.
Prior to install, I divided Master HDD into two partitions (one Windows and one blank NTFS) with 40GB reserved as unallocated for Ubuntu install. I installed from CD, chose "install alongside Windows", the instructions for which stated I will have option to boot either OS at startup. Ubuntu seems to have created two partitions out of the unallocated space, and the installation process completed and prompted reboot.
Upon reboot (and any subsequent attempts), computer automatically boots into Windows, with no option to start Ubuntu at all. Upon reboot, F8 allows choice of HDD to boot from, but does not display multiple OS to choose from. Holding down Shift and/or Esc (and also rapidly depressing either key) at startup also had no effect.
Thanks in advance. Been at this all day and at my wit's end. If I can't get it working then I guess I'll have to reformat the two partitions Ubuntu installed on/created and try installing the 32-bit version. Hardware is Asus p5q-e mobo, bios ver 2101, 8gb ram