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Old 04-25-2011, 05:39 PM   #16
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Why not mounting /dev/sda2 (or whichever the main HDD is) and installing Grub there? There are several guides to install Grub from a LiveCD. Here's one.
Old 04-28-2011, 10:27 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by yancek View Post
Your fdisk output shows Linux on sdc1. Have you tried to mount that partition using the installation CD to see if you actually have all the directories and files needed? Do you know how to do this? If you don't, post back and someone will explain.

I don't see answers to my earlier questions about where you installed the bootloader. Do you know? Did you have all three drives attached when you installed? As I indicated in my last post, the problem you report of just booting windows is usually because you didn't install the Grub bootloader to the master boot record of whichever drive is set to first boot priority. Which bootloader (xp ntldr, Kubuntu Grub) do you want to use. The process is totally different for each but possible.

I'd suggest mounting sdc1 from the Live CD to see if the system directories and files are there before going through the process of reinstalling which probably is not necessary.

As explained above by nicolasjengler, when you are in the Allocate Drive Space window, you should see all of your partitions in the main window. You need to click sdc1 to highlight it and then click the Change tab just below the main window. You should get another window which will give you options: Partition Size, Use as (for the filesystem type), a box to check to Format (don't check it if you don't want to format), and Mount point. Click the down arrow to the right of the box which is to the right of Mount point. You should see "/" as an option to select for root.

I don't think it is necessary. It looks to me like the install worked and you just need to deal with the bootloader so post back with the results of mounting or if you don't know how to mount post back to let us know.
Yes kubuntu is installed without errors like you said problem is with bootloader, i thought it will install itself automaticaly where needed. How do i setup that grub loader can i fix this without reinstalling kubuntu?
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thank you guys i finally made it ive installed bootloader on /dev/sdb and it worked.My problem now is internet, i use wireless with password and username and its showing wireless networks availible but i cannot find option for username & pass to type and is there any other options that needs to be checked?


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