Originally Posted by timmybobo
Its whichever one comes with Kubuntu 11.10 (Grub 2?)
Im new to Linux and dont understand "chainloading". Is there an easier to do this?
Actually, I dont think I explained what I am trying to do actually.
When i boot up my computer, I want GRUB to give me the choice of Windows XP or Kubuntu 11.10. Thats it. Just a dual boot with GRUB as the boot loader.
Right. Selecting /dev/sda during the Grub2 install is the usual way and the Kubuntu installer should set up all the rest automatically.
It is the nature of open source (and sometimes corresponding answers at LQ) to offer you more choices than you really need or want.
There are more ways to set up XP and Kubuntu dual boot than you would like to hear about. But the common default way is fine.
I have heard of the installer sometimes failing to set up the config file needed for the choice to boot XP. If that happens to you, you will need to learn a bit more about chainloading than you may like. But most of the time the automatic installer gets it all correct and you never need to know the details.