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Restore Grub from a live Ubuntu cd

Hi All,
I recently setup a dual boot with ubuntu and xp and encountered this issue: When i started the system, i was expecting the boot menu to appear so that i can choose which OS to start,unfortunately it did not and went on to load xp directly. Try this out to restore the grub(boot menu):
Note: Type these commands one at a time and hit enter after entering each command.
Boot using your live cd and then click Applications->Terminal and start typing commands
1) sudo grub 2) find /grub/boot/stage1 (This will return a location something like (hd number,number) ex: (hd0,1)) 3) root (hd0,1) 4) setup(hd0) 5) exit
And the best step now, yeah you got it Reboot and when you reboot you should your menu to choose the OS to start.
**Original content taken from - and i have tried it twice it is fast,easy and effective.
Have fun :) Rohan

Ubuntu a rocking desktop

After you have your ubuntu OS installed and its fully functional, Install the listed applications/packages and make it a perfect desktop and you can do almost anything you can do on windows. Install these packages: Install Software Updates first. Install Automatix, it lets you install lots of applications that too without using the termina(Best for windows users like me who have made a recent switch).Refer -> NTFS-3G if you have windows installed on other partitions, this will mount your windows partition and make it viewable in ubuntu.Install multimedia codecs through Automatix.Install VLC media player.Enable Desktop Effects.Speed up your OpenOffice. Refer -> Adobe Reader through Automatix.This will make Ubuntu a rockin desktop to work with and you certainly won't miss Windows a lot. Cheers Rohan :)