Unable to boot Linux partition
I am new to Linux and am experiencing a problem. My computer is a Dell laptop running Win XP and recently I decided to create a dual boot OS.
I researched how to do this as I don't have much previous knowledge.
After having created an extended partition of 16 GB and a linux swap (1 GB) in Gparted, I installed Xubuntu from the live-CD.
When I try to boot from this partition, however, the message I get is that there is no bootable device found. The "Windows partition" which had to be decreased in size is still bootable, and is strangely running better than what it did before.
When I look at my harddrive, it has the fat16, ext3 + linux swap, ntfs and fat32. Is this how it should look?
I can give anyone more information if needed, but this is all I can think of. Thank you in advance.