Dual Boot Vista-Ubuntu

#1
I had install Vista in my computer. Now, I want to try to install ubuntu 8.04LTS in my computer. I tried several times but each times I try, I say that the installation failed. It say that something related to GRUB. I try follow the procedure describe here but I'm a bit not understand.
can you describe on how to do it?
http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/Ubuntu
thank you
 

mqudsi

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Staff member
#2
Hi shadowanz, welcome to NST.

You're going to need to give us more info about that "something about GRUB" error - the exact wording would be great.

Most likely you didn't install GRUB to the right device when selecting the "Advanced" button. Be sure to use a valid /dev/sd* notation instead of (hdx,y) and that it refers to the same drive & partition that was shown in the partition manager when you selected the root "/" partition for Ubuntu to be installed to.
 
#3
thanks computer guru

well, I tried to install it just now

the error say

unable to install GRUB in (hdo)

Executing 'grub-install (hd0)' failed
this is a fatal error
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#4
OK, it looks like you didn't do step six of the Dual-Boot guide you linked to above.
 
#5
I see...
Can you explain to me about the step 6? Because I'm not quite understand about it.
In my case the device should be like this

[device] [type] [mount point]
[/dev/sda1] ntfs
[/dev/sda5] ntfs
[/dev/sda6] ntfs
[/dev/sda7] ext3 /
[/dev/sda8] swap

so, how should I configure step 6?
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#6
In that box, enter:
Code:
/dev/sda7
 
#7
I tried it just now
unfortunately same situation happens

Is there's a possibility the error comes from the iso CDor the DVD drive ?or there's another method to make dual boot vista-ubuntu?