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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?

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Why don't you just install Ubuntu normally and let it set up grub for you? Also there's no reason to have a /boot partition. –  psusi Dec 30 '11 at 1:03
    
This question appears to be abandoned, if you are experiencing a similar issue please ask a new question with details pertaining to your problem. If you feel this question is not abandoned, please flag the question explaining that. :) –  jrg Apr 5 '12 at 22:03
    
@jrg Why not migrate it to linux? It looks like a linux question. I don't see anything wrong with this question I had a similar problem just now with my 12.10 not booting -I couldn't get out of grub and have no idea how to command grub to do amything useful –  Magpie Dec 1 '12 at 17:43
    
@Magpie it's too old to mirate, so it can't get moved to unix.se. –  jrg Dec 1 '12 at 18:22
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closed as too localized by jrg Dec 1 '12 at 18:21

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