Question: Why does my computer not recognize ubuntu when I try to install it?
I'm trying to get Ubuntu 10.04 LTS to install on to my desktop. I'm duel booting it with windows XP for gaming purposes. I was told that when you dual boot with windows, install linux second because windows sucks at boot loaders. So I install XP and it's running just fine. I turn my computer off and install ubuntu. But when the computer comes back up, I'm not presented with the familiar boot loader that I've seen many a time on my other computers, no, instead it boots straight to XP with out a second thought as if Ubuntu was never installed.
I can get Ubuntu to boot through the LiveOS ability, so it doesn't seem like my computer is giving the OS a problem. So I tried installing Ubuntu first. Computer didn't even boot up. It just can't seem to find the OS. I tried making a new partition table on the drive that I install to, no difference. Still can't get Ubuntu to install.
Time of this report: 7/5/2010, 11:37:08
Machine name: DOTANUKI Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.080814-1236) System Manufacturer: My self, home brewed PC Mother Board: Asus P5Q-PRO BIOS: BIOS Date: 06/12/08 01:01:23 Ver: 08.00.14 Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) Memory: 3326MB RAM (though 6gbs is installed. I really want ubuntu 64bit so i can actually use all my ram) Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
I'm going to keep trying things, any pointers would be wonderful.