general help needed with installing ubuntu alongside xp
I am so new to linux that I don't know where to start.
I just put a new 1tb hard drive in my system. I read how to install xp and ubuntu 12. I installed xp on half the drive leaving free space for ubuntu. I installed ubuntu from a live cd. I selected the first choice for the install. I believe it said install with xp. I did so and rebooted.
The reboot did not produce a boot menu to boot either xp or ubuntu, but went directly to xp.
I have searched and searched for a way to repair the boot menu. I have downloaded "boot repair". I have run the program "recommended repair" It kept giving me additional "sudo" down loads. They didn't work. I tried daniel richter grub customizer.
I downloaded the program, but can't find the program to run it. I downloaded a kde search program, but I still can't find the grub customizer.
I want ubuntu only for web searches and e-mail.
Is there a solution to getting a startup menu to load either xp or ubuntu?
Please advise since I have done all of this twice with no success and about to forget using ubuntu.
Thanks for any advice.
Last edited by philinux; October 23rd, 2013 at 03:02 PM.
Re: general help
Is the 1tb drive the only hard drive in the machine?