I am yet another newbie with boot problems. I downloaded and installed a version of linux called "Pinguy" which the review said was a mix of the best bits from Ubuntu and Mint with everything else that a newbie might need so it seemed just what i wanted. Has anyone else locked horns with this, opinions welcome.
The Pinguy installation is on an otherwise empty second physical hard drive of 70 gB which I left in place when I installed a larger 320gig drive which I partitioned 30gig as drive C with windows XP installed and the remainder as drive D on which I have documents music and pictures etc. The problem is that I don't know how to access or run the linux installation on the second drive as it did not seem to come with any boot software ie. Grub or similar and Windows insists on loading with no option at startup to run linux.
I would like to configure the setup to load windows by default with the option to run linux. Can anyone help me to achieve this in words of one syllable please as i am not a "techy" and tend to glaze over when unfamiliar terms are bandied about. Or perhaps I should ditch Pinguy and and try another distro, Mint for instance as long as it comes with a suitable boot capability.
Any assistance gratefully accepted.