ddalley wrote:When I reboot after installation is done, the computer goes straight to booting Windows, so I checked the BIOS and the boot order is still correct. I used Boot-Repair to fix the MBR and to reinstall GRUB onto the mem-stick, just to be sure, and nothing changed. It's as if the memory stick does not exist. So I have used different mem-sticks. No deal. I've tried other distros. No deal.
It's not the MBR on the memory stick that needs GRuB fixed.
Your post is devoid of sufficient information to give you accurate instructions. People need to know your drive configuration, if it's one drive or more, what drive you are installing to, and what your partition setup is. That said, you'll have to decipher these general instructions to suit your setup. I'm not coming back to explain it all over again.
Do another installl, then assuming you've created a / and /home on drive /dev/sdX, you would have a /dev/sdX1 and a /dev/sdX2 partition. You are probably trying to install GRub to /dev/sdx1; this is wrong. Install it to /dev/sdX, where X is whatever letter has been assigned to the drive you are trying to install on. When the computer boots, press whatever key combination is required to get the boot menu and boot from drive /dev/sdX. If you don't know how to get the boot menu, read the manual. Failing that, set the disk that is represented by /dev/sdX as the boot drive in BIOS.
If you've already done that, well, that's what happens without detail.