Howtoforge tutorial Error

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by wirefree, May 16, 2007.

  1. wirefree

    wirefree New Member

    Hi there,

    I am following the "Installing Ubuntu Studio 7.04 - Linux For The Creative" tutorial located at:

    http://www.howtoforge.com/ubuntustudio_7.04

    I followed the tutorial word-to-word. There were no errors whatsoever and the installation ran through to disc eject & restart.

    However, ubuntu is not listed as one of the options in the 'select OS' screen even though the installer, at the time of installation, detected the presence of XP.

    I am completely at loss here. Would appreciate some advise.

    Best,
    wirefree
     
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Are you talking about the select OS screen of windows XP or the grub boot-loader of ubuntu?
     
  3. wirefree

    wirefree New Member

    Thx for the response.

    The first screen that appears after initial POST screen is where 3 XP installations are mentioned. This is on account of the fact that I've had to fixmbr a couple of times.

    Hence, to answer your question, grub boot-loader of ubuntu does not appear.
    :(
     
  4. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    If you run fixmbr, you remove the linux boot loader and restore the XP boot loader without linux support. I guess you will have to install linux again and then select that the linux boot-loader shall be installed in the MBR. Then you will be able to select between linux and windows.
     
  5. wirefree

    wirefree New Member

    I apologise for not being granular enough.

    When I mentioned fixmbr and the presence of 3 XP options, please note that all these fixmbrs' were conducted prior to installing linux. Hence, the possibility of removing linux boot loader does not arise.
     
  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What settings did you choose for GRUB during Ubuntu installation? Did the installer ask you about GRUB?
     
  7. wirefree

    wirefree New Member

    I remember the installation detecting the presence of another OS. Most definitely I recollect selecting grub for booting purposes.

    Is there anything specific you are looking for in order to troubleshoot?
     
  8. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    No. Did you have any choices regarding the boot loader during the installation?
     
  9. wirefree

    wirefree New Member

    It quite simply confirmed the presence of another OS on the harddrive, namely XP, and suggested that grub manage the booting process. I consented to this option.
     
  10. wirefree

    wirefree New Member

    Oh well, I suppose a re-installation is unavoidable.

    I surely would like to re-use the space on the harddrive where the present ubuntu unfunctioning installation resides. How can I do this? Would simply reinstalling ensure this?

    Wud appreciate a prompt response.

    Best,
    wirefree
     
  11. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    I think the Ubuntu installer lets you choose the current Ubuntu partition for the new installation. :)
     
  12. wirefree

    wirefree New Member

    Could somebody please answer my query regarding reinstallation & space reuse above?

    Wud appreciate it.
     
  13. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    I answered your question above. You can tell the Ubuntu installer to re-use the old Ubuntu partition.
     

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