OK, I have read for days and have tried many different ways, including reinstalling xp, then ubuntu a second time.
After I finish my Ubuntu install, grub runs at boot like it is supposed to.
Only grub displays Ubuntu, Ubuntu repair, memtest, and Vista recovery.
I have installed XP over the Vista partition, leaving the recovery partition alone for now. Then installed Ubuntu side by side. I did notice that when I select side by side, the ubuntu installation says "Vista Loader is already installed" (That is correct because that goes to the recovery partition?) But why doesn't it see my XP partition?
I can see each partition in Disk Utility
sda1 says extended on top, below it shows it is broken into these partitions: sda5-ntfs windows, sda 6-ext4 ubuntu, sda7-swap
Anyone know what I am missing or point me in the right direction in materials???
Thanks in advance!