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Installing Ubuntu on second hd

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Is it possible for me to even run Ubuntu? My primary drive is SATA which is probably why my comp was totally screwed when I installed Ubuntu on it.

After installing it on the second hd (which is IDE), Ubuntu wasn't picked up at boot - windows just went ahead and loaded up. Is this cos Ubuntu has to install something onto the primary hd and can't use it properly since its SATA?
post #2 of 18
You can have it on the second drive, just try going into your BIOS and have that drive boot first. Then if you install GRUB (most likely yes, if you don't know), and it'll let you choose to boot windows or Ubuntu.
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does GRUB come with the Ubuntu cd?
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My PC wouldnt boot Ubuntu either, but it booted first time on another pc I have which only has a sata hdd.
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Originally Posted by mauguai
does GRUB come with the Ubuntu cd?
I would think so, but I've never installed Ubuntu.
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post #7 of 18
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hmm its on the second hd now but i get "Error loading operating system" when i switch the boot priority for the hds.
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Leave your primary drive to default. Your Pc will boot into grub and you can choose which OS to boot. I never switched boot priorty and mine works.
    
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post #9 of 18
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It doesn't boot into grub. Windows just goes ahead and loads, i have no option to boot Ubuntu
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Umm, all I did was start the unbuntu install off the ubuntu desktop during live cd
and followed the instalation. I put it on my secound HD and didn't mess with what HD it booted up to in bios. Ubuntu in turn installed and made a grub boot. Sorry I couldn't help you.
    
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