Installing dual boot Precise (12.04) alongside Windows 7
This should not be SO DIFFICULT!!!:
In my wisdom I bought a new HP p7-1247c Pavilion 64 bit AMD computer to replace my old trusty Dell E 320, which was running Win XP and recently upgraded Xubuntu 12.04. I have never had trouble with installation before but this has been very frustrating, to say the least.
I initially tried the default installation, installing XUbuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7. This clobbered the MBR so I had to use boot-repair to be able to access Windows since then. I must note I had an external WD 1tB drive connected.
I could not, after that, access the Xubuntu installation. When I selected Xubuntu from the dual boot menu, I got a grub menu which looked hauntingly like the grub menu from my old computer, which was probably mirrored on my External (backup) drive.
I tried EasyBSD, as in one of the posts in AskUbuntu, to set up a dual boot menu, but I still get the old grub menu, which says the disk is not found and I have to install the kernel. I tried to use this post:
but that did not help.
I have also tried several times to follow this post:
I am running out of ideas, posts and patience!! Please help, someone! This should have been worked out by Canonical and should have been simple.