Hi, (first of all, excuse my bad english) i want to know if i can install xp on an old 20 gb ide drive and ubuntu on a partitioned 250gb sata drive. What does the grub do in that situation? does it detect both drives or only the one i have first in my bios? this is what i have tried:
i plugged the ide drive on the ide 1 port, a dvd writer on the ide 2 port, and the sata drive on the sata 1 port. then i configured the bios, it boots the dvd first, then the sata drive (there isn't a third option available and i can't boot one drive first then the other, i don't know why) then i installed ubuntu 7.04 on the second partition of the sata drive (the first was the swap partition) with the live cd, restarted and got the error 22 from grub 1.5. then i erased everything and installed in the first sata partition ubuntu 7.04 and left the second sata partition for swap, restarted and got error 15 from grub.
then i erased everything again, and configured the bios to boot first the dvd, then the ide drive, then i installed xp and everything is working fine now. now how should i proceed with the ubuntu installation?¿ should i leave the bios configuration like it is and install ubuntu on the sata drive? where does the grub program install, on the ide or on the sata drive? ¿can i use another boot loader than doesn't have conflicts with using 2 physical drives? please don't give me solutions by using floppy drive because i haven't got one.