Hi, I'm new to Ubuntu and I am having a frustrating problem with dual boot. I installed 12.10 on an old AMD, ATI system, sata hard disk with Windows xp home already on the other partition. When I boot the computer, it goes straight to Ubuntu. I looked into how to get the Grub menu and found a setting called 'set timeout' which according to advice from other posts I had to comment out to get the menu. Now all that happens is the 'Grub>' command prompt appears. I don't know how to progress.
All I want is when the computer boots up to present me with a list of the two operating systems so I can select which one to boot into! Before I changed the grub text I tried the 'Shift' button, however, that didn't work. All that happened was 'grub loading' appeared in the top left for a second or two then vanished and booted straight into Ubuntu. Is there a command one can type at the Grub> prompt which will allow the pc to boot up so I can at least change that 'timeout' setting back?
By the way, I have, and will continue to search for answers on this forum and other sources.
I resorted to posting this question which unfortunately adds to an ever increasing list of similar questions because I'm still not finding a solution.
I installed Ubuntu because sometimes I like a challenge, however this is ridiculous! I think I've bitten off more than I can chew! Lol!