Quote Originally Posted by YodaJones View Post
...Does it matter that the Ubuntu Studio system is SATA and the laptops drive is ATA? I presume that the tower Ubuntu Studio system has both on the motherboard.

The whole dance above is to get grub on the drive without playing too much with the command shell.

I googled "Grub install" and most of the hits looked too painful, so I came up with this approach.

step (9) might need to read:

title Install Ubuntu
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/ubuntu7/vmlinuz vga=normal ramdisk_size=14972 root=/dev/hda1 rw --
initrd /boot/ubuntu7/initrd.gz

note the bold difference.

I hope you are successful. Please come back to us either way