Hi all

First off although I have been using computers for an age and have a fairly good knowledge of how they work I'm very, very new to the Linux community having only installed Ubuntu three days ago (I will confess, and please don't shoot me, that I have always used Windows).

My problem concerns booting Ubuntu from my hard drive. I installed it from a CD making sure that it occupied the entire Hard drive as this machine was to be a Linux only, single OS computer. I do have two hard drives in the computer; an IDE one and a SATA one and I made sure that the BIOS boots from the SATA one first and that is the one Ubuntu is installed onto.

However when I go to start the computer I get an 'Error loading operating system' message!! No grub interface or anything. If I boot from CD Ubuntu gives me the option to boot from hard drive; I choose it and Ubuntu starts up quite happily from the hard drive.

I have had a look through the forum stickies but can't find any reference to my problem; especially as most of them deal with dual-boot set ups, which I don't have.

At the moment I am assuming the problem is with my BIOS set up but am open to suggestions; either a solution or suggestions as to where to go on the web to find my answer.

Cheers all