Help with dual-booting vista and ubuntu!?

I am currently using a vaio vgn-fz140e which came with vista. I have a 60 gig external hard drive from my previous computer and I wiped the hard drive and installed Ubuntu linux on it. For some reason, the computer automatically tries to boot ubuntu but can’t load it from the external drive. It doesn’t even try to load vista. When running ubuntu from the live cd, I can see that both vista and ubuntu are installed on their respective drives, but they won’t boot at all. I tried to get into the BIOS, but for some reason, I can’t. Can anyone help me?

2 Responses to Help with dual-booting vista and ubuntu!?

  1. The problem you’re having is a misconfigured grub. Grub is the program you see when you can choose between booting windows / linux. When you press ‘e’ you can modify the options of the boot process for both windows or grub. I’m not really sure which commands you should use in your specific situation…

    You should go to a specialised forum like linuxquestions.org

    All will be fine eventually! ;)

    linux user since 2003
    experience with red hat, gentoo, ubuntu and mandriva

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  2. Are you getting a grub menu at startup?

    You can use the Vista disk (or a restore partition?) to repair the MBR, that should get your vista running once again.

    linux user since 2003
    experience with red hat, gentoo, ubuntu and mandriva

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