this is my first attempt at Linux. I'm trying to dual boot XP sp2 and Ubuntu 11.10. I have the following partitions:
Primary 115GB windows ntfs
Primary 1GB /boot ext4
Primary 25 GB / ext4
Logical 125 GB /home ext4 Swap
I put the boot loader in the /boot partition. Than I modified the boot.ini file and put a grldr and menu.lis file that I downloaded at http://www.icpug.org.uk/national/linnwin/step1-xp.htm
I than used an ISO CD to install Ubuntu 11.10. I had to check nomodeset for it to work but it install and I was able to use ubuntu. Once I restarted my PC I got the option to choose from windows XP or start Linux. Windows works fine but when I select start Linux it goes to a GRUB4DOS screen with the only option being "Default Boot on HD 0" which basically reboots my PC. If I press e to edit commands before booting I get "rootnoverify (hd0,0)", "chainloader +1" and a "boot" option . How do I get Ubuntu to boot?