I came across this really useful video on Google video and thought i would share, its for the previous release of ubuntu, but it will point you in the right direction. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6104490811311898236 p.s. if anyone knows how to make it directly play in this window can you let me know, i've seen others do it on this site. SOB, i've just spent the last 2 hours trying to get vista and ubuntu to dual boot. Finally i figured it out Follow the steps in the video, but once in ubuntu follow these steps Go into the command prompt, and type: sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst (this will get you into the menu loader, sudo allows you to save under admin add this to the end of the list (this assumes that vista and ubuntu are on the same disk title Windows Vista root (hd0,0) makeactive chainloader +1 Then press save restart, press esc (escape key) key when windows starts and you'll see the vista option ready to boot. ...(hd0,0), means hd0(first physical disk),0(first partition). so if you have 2 disks, windows on the second, it would look like this (hd1,0) 2nd drive, 1 partition, hope that helps, if not ask.