The laptop is a Dell Inspiron 15R (Queen) it comes with windows 7 and I want to install Ubuntu 11.10 on a different partition, yet, the problen is as follows:
The system has 3 primary partitions already:one is a 100Mb partition in FAT with 33Mb used, located at the beggining of the drive. Next is the Dell back-up partition 15Gb and finally the system partition. I do the proper defrag, etc.
On windows and then install the system using the partition manager option. Here comes the first problem, it asks me where should I install GRUB, i have tried the 3 existing partitions (putting aside the ones I've created for the linux install) and none of them worked, Windows 7 keeps on booting without the GRUB prompt to ever appear.
I've also tried to put GRUB on the newly created ubuntu partitions and nothing happened either. I know that the system is intalled, for the options of ubuntu live cd include new options such as install over the already existing ubuntu system, but
I can't get GRUB to work, Is it just me or Windows is preventing me from using Ubuntu? The system has the following features:
- 6Gb RAM
- 650Gb HDD
- Intel Core i7 Processor
- 1Gb Nvidia M525 Graphics
It's the 15R "Queen" Setup.