I can boot ubuntu without issue, though I can't boot up XP(which I had initially, with empty partitions). I get blank screen when doing reboot for installing ubuntu and need to hit enter to restart, so I'm not sure if there are options that I can't see prior to hitting enter. I then could only boot into ubuntu, directly, no boot menu. So I've changed a few parameters in etc/default/grub as others have found success and now can hold shift and get the boot menu to appear, but when I select XP it flickers quickly with "error: no video mode activated" and back to boot menu. I have yet to find a solution, anyone know I need to do? I have both ubuntu(12.04.3) and XP on disc and am using a Dell inspiron laptop. Thank you for your assistance.