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Vista + Ubuntustudio bootloader problem

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Okay, I'm completely lost on what's going on. Basically vista wont let the Grub Bootloader work, and the vista bootloader doesn't recognize ubuntustudio

any ideas on how to get ubuntustudio to work in the vista bootloader, or I guess the grub bootloader to work?
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Did you install Ubuntu before or after Vista?

The Windows bootloaders will overwrite any other bootloaders, so you always want to install Windows before your other operating systems.

You will not be able to get Ubuntu in the vista bootloader, so you'll have to use Grub. If you run a Rescue install of Ubuntu studio from it's DVD, you'll have the option to install the bootloader (Grub) again. Make sure you install it to the Master Boot Record.
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Yes, i installed ubuntu after vista, ill try that rescue install
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Did you install Ubuntu before or after Vista?

The Windows bootloaders will overwrite any other bootloaders, so you always want to install Windows before your other operating systems.

You will not be able to get Ubuntu in the vista bootloader, so you'll have to use Grub. If you run a Rescue install of Ubuntu studio from it's DVD, you'll have the option to install the bootloader (Grub) again. Make sure you install it to the Master Boot Record.
you can make a bootloader entry for Linux in windows
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you can make a bootloader entry for Linux in windows

How?
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Ok so i found out that using EasyBCD i can edit the vista bootloader, but because ubuntustudio is on a different hard drive, and windows doesn't see the other one it cant choose it, so long story short:

How do I get vista to recognize the EXT2/3 file system of linux in windows, and it MUST be able to be seen in "my computer"
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Ok so i found out that using EasyBCD i can edit the vista bootloader, but because ubuntustudio is on a different hard drive, and windows doesn't see the other one it cant choose it, so long story short:

How do I get vista to recognize the EXT2/3 file system of linux in windows, and it MUST be able to be seen in "my computer"
If they are on separate drives, it sounds like it might have written the boot loader to the other drive. Change the boot order so the Ubuntu drive boots first, and see what happens. If I am correct it will boot to GRUB and as default boot into Ubuntu. If you are lucky/ it the installation program did its job, there will be a Vista listing in GRUB, and it will work. Choosing the boot order may be good enough for you to choose which OS to boot, anyway. I know that is what I do, anyhow. F11 brings up a boot-menu, and I know which drives are which, and have the one I want as default first-boot. Good luck.

PS: I know for me Ubuntu always chose the IDE drive as the one to install the boot loader to (much to my chagrin), and not the drive I was installing the OS to! It was seemingly impossible to change (there wasn't an option iirc). Fedora 7 did this too. Probably just my setup though.
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