I have searched around the forums and google in general and did not find anything that seemed to fit, so if this has been answered to death already please post the link!
I have Vista on my main computer and would prefer not want to have anything touch the drive but vista (OK, I'll install GRUB there if it comes down to it). Paranoid? Yes.
I have a second SATA drive bought specifically for Ubuntu. I booted to the LiveCD, did my partitions of sdb (/ , /home and swap) and selected sdb as the location for the boot loader. Once I restart my machine, select the second drive for boot, GRUB comes up and has the correct listing of boot possibilities (including booting back to the Vista install!) but when I select Ubuntu it cannot boot.
Unfortunately I am at work and can not get the exact messege to post here.
What am I missing, except the bravery to install GRUB to my first harddrive? (bad experience a while ago with a screwed up MBR and XP, Vista just makes me feel less confident)