[SOLVED] help needed after dual-boot instalation
Hi all, this is my first so forgive me for any mistakes i make ;p
Here's what happened...
i thought i 'll install both XP and Ubuntu 8.04 on one of my HDDs.
It is ~150GB and has three (3) partitions. The first is for XP, is ~40GB large.
The second is for 8.04, is ~20GB large and the rest is a DATA partition [filled with data, not empty].
So i begin.
First, i format partition #1 using XP's cd and when that is done, i install XP on that partition.
Second, i run 8.04 live cd, format the partition #2 using gparted, double click Install, go through to the screen that has to do with the partitioning, select manual.
There i select the free space [the whole partition #2], click new partition, make a 4GB partition for SWAP [virtual memory] and select ok. Next i select the remaining free space [from partition #2], press new partition, select type EXT3 with journal or something like that, select mounting point to be / and it is also being check to be formated. OK, Next, Install.
The instalation finishes. I choose to reboot, i remove 8.04's cd from the drive.
Here is the problem. When my system restarts, after it checks for a cd while booting, it ends up with "boot disc failure, insert system disc and press enter".
But here's the weird thing. If i restart, having the Windows XP cd inserted on my pc, while booting, at the same spot, while checking for any cd, it asks me to press any key to boot from cd. I do NOT press any key, and it continues with GRUB screen, it lets me select the OS i want to boot in, i boot in both XP or Ubuntu without having any problem. But this happens only if XP's cd is inserted during CDROM check. if it is not, it keeps saying "boot disc failure, insert system disc and press enter". I thought something is messed up with GRUB. What am i doing wrong? if anyone can help me i'd love that ;) thanks again... ;)