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How to get Ubuntu to show up on the Windows boot menu

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Right, my problem is that Ubuntu won't show up on the boot menu, it just automatically goes into XP. There a way I can get into Ubuntu w/ the install CD and fix this? Or is there a way to do it via Windows? I got it a month ago, and finally installed it today.

Ubuntu partitions are formatted as omx3 (Or whatever it was, something 3.) on an extended partition that I also have NTFS drives on.

Basic Question: How do I boot into Ubuntu instead of automatically going to XP?
    
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If you installed ubuntu alongside an XP installation . Grub(Linux Bootloader ) should take precedence automatically add an entry for XP. So basically Grub shows up and then gives you options for linux and windows..

I am not sure why this is happening for you. If you could list out exactly what you did it would be helpful.
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Do you mean etc3? If you install Ubuntu from the CD and everything goes, it should install GRUB and make it automatically boot into Ubuntu.

Do you see a grub boot menu?
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Try going into BIOs and changing the boot preferences. You should see something like CH2 SATA bla bla, I'd tell you but I'm not at home. Try changing the channel for first boot option. Basically, further down the list of boot devices there should be the same but with a different channel number, i.e CH3 SATA bla bla....This channel should be the GRUB loader...
If that doesn't work, download a boot manager such as boot-us. Hope this works for you
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Has it ever booted into Ubuntu, or given you the option to do that? Or did it previously load grub and give you the option and now it doesn't?
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Got it, had the wrong HD booting first in BIOS.

How do I set up dial up in Ubuntu? The help guide says Administrative -> Network...but there is no Network under Administrative.
    
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Got it, had the wrong HD booting first in BIOS.

How do I set up dial up in Ubuntu? The help guide says Administrative -> Network...but there is no Network under Administrative.
Dial-up?!?!?!

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DialupModemHowto
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