This isn't the first time I've installed ubuntu. The first time I had ubuntu and w7 booting from the same drive (worked fine using conventional tricks). This time I am booting from a separate hard drive (not so good this time).
Now. I have w7 installed first on my main ssd. Then had ubuntu installed on a separate hard drive. After installing ubuntu 10.10, grub2 didn't show, so I went ahead did the conventional methods of recovering grub, as listed on this website: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2#Reinstalling%20from%20LiveCD
I tried both method 1 and method 2. No errors on both. I get something along the lines of "Installation complete. No Errors." Then I reboot. Loads straight to Windows, no grub menu
//My linux drive is sda5//My W7 is on sdb//
-I tried shift on bios, no good.
The only method that worked was using Super Grub2. I dont like the idea of putting in a cd to start linux every time.
My question is, are the conventional methods the wrong way to go, because ubuntu is installed on a separate hard drive? Also, note there are no errors when I do method 1 and method 2.