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I'm switching back to Ubuntu after a long hiatus. I used it for a couple of years in college so I thought I knew what I was doing. However, after burning the 13.04 64 bit ISO to a DVD on Windows 7, booting it and following the on screen installation instructions, I am now greeted with a blank screen that only says "Missing operating system" when I boot up my computer. I checked my boot order and my SSD that's supposed to have Ubuntu on it is first priority. I've tried reinstalling it a couple times, including one time when I went in manually, selected "New partition table" on my SSD, formatted the disk, and then created a swap and root partition, which I installed Ubuntu to. I'm still getting the "Missing operating system" message. I know the OS is on there because when I go into the installer it says that Ubuntu is installed. Am I missing something? I also have a second hard drive that just has videos and music on it formatted in NTFS, but I don't think this has anything to do with it because I made sure the installer only went to work on my SSD. Any help would be greatly appreciated, this is my main machine so I want to get it working as soon as possible. Thank you in advance.

My specs are as follows: - UEFI capable ASRock P67 Extreme4 motherboard - Intel Core i5 2500k Sandy Bridge processor - nVidia 580 GTX 3GB - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB DDR3 1600 RAM - Crucial M4 128GB SSD - 1TB Samsung HDD

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Perhaps check the boot order, make sure that the disks are being 'seen' in the correct order. (probably not this, but worth a look!). NTFS should not cause a problem. –  SimplySimon May 26 '13 at 6:01
    
I've checked and double checked my boot order in my BIOS, my SSD with Ubuntu on it is first priority. –  jrkester May 26 '13 at 6:04
    
OK, so it looks like Grub is not looking in the correct place. if you remove the 1Tb disk, does it load then? –  SimplySimon May 26 '13 at 6:08
    
I'm not really in a position to open up my computer and disconnect things, being it's the middle of the night and I have a roommate sleeping right next to me. Sorry for the stupid question, but what is Grub and how do I access and configure it? Google is turning up arcane links. –  jrkester May 26 '13 at 6:13
    
Grub is the boot manager. it checks all hard drives for operating Systems then displays a menu for you to choose which one you want to start. You can edit it from the Grub Menu and it should be accessible by pressing and hold Shift after the BIOS screen. –  SimplySimon May 26 '13 at 6:20

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OK. Thought that the conversation was getting a little long, so to install via Terminal, type:

sudo apt-get install gparted

in to Terminal then

gparted 

to run

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