dual-boot Kubuntu 9.10 x64 on secondary drive fails


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I'm using:
Vista 64bit Home Jokium ...oops I mean Premium
EasyBCD 2.0, release 79!
corei7 fairly new machine (1yr old)
Kubuntu 9.10 x64

Can't boot Linux. :wtf: perhaps my BIOS needs to be Tweaked? If so, how?

  1. After adding Linux to BCD restarting and booting to Linux left me with a black screen and blinking cursor.
  2. After adding Linux to BCD with the checkbox option for using NeoGrub (GRUB is not installed to the bootsector) option... restarted machine...
Booting /grub/menu.lst
Booting /boot/grub.conf
find --set-root --ignore-floppies /boot/grub.conf
Error 15: File not found
Press any key to continue...
Maybe if I manually insert the proper drive location of Grub? But I have NO IDEA HOW TO DO THIS WITH BCD.

Grub2 Option will NOT allow me to pick ANY DRIVE AT ALL... so this option is not available for me in v 2.0.:lup:

Vista installed first and working fine booting on my 120G IDE hard drive,
secondary hard drive is a SATA, 500Gb... partitioned using GParted from Ubuntu Live CD

partions look like this in Gparted:
("Drive 0" in Vista)
/dev/sda1 ntfs 416Gb (using it as my Vista Data "E:" drive)
/dev/sda2 extended 50Gb (using it for Linux)
/dev/sda5 ext3 = / (this is where I told Kubuntu to place Grub when installing linux) 14Gb Kubuntu NEVER mentioned the term "boot sector" anywhere during installation as far as I recall... maybe this is the problem?
/dev/sda6 = linux swap 6Gb
/dev/sda7 ext3 = /home
("Drive 1" in Vista)
/dev/sdb1 ntfs 90Gb
(this is the "C:" "Drive 1" where Vista is installed/booting from)
unallocated 20Gb
This is how these drives appear in EasyBCD pulldown:
Drive 0
(E:\ as NTFS 416Gb)
(Linux - 15Gb)
(Swab - 6Gb)
(Linux - 28Gb)
Drive 1
(C:\ as NTFS - 92Gb)


hold the phone... I used the Neosmart Linux option now and it works... no idea why.
sorry for premature post... was at my wit's end. now I have no clue what I chose, but it works...
if you had an option to highlight one of the entries and "edit" its choices, I could see what worked right.
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9.10 uses Grub2.
Everything else "greys" because Easy2 doesn't need it.
It will find and configure everything for you.