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OS 10.5 - OS X Ubuntu, File Question Mark

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Mac Mini Intel Os X 10.5

This is making me extremely worried. A few of my friends told me to try out ubuntu. I had a 93.3 gb Ex Hd that i never use so i figured id put ubuntu on it. Everything was working great, then when it said re-boot i obviously did that. When i started up i heard the *ping*, I saw the white screen then nothing, no apple or anything. Then i saw a blinking folder with a question mark. So i shut down my computer and put the live cd for ubuntu in. I selected "Try with no effect to computer". I saw the file "Claytons HD" in the home file, so i know i still have all the files. Is there anything i can do, i have tried holding down option, reseting the NVRAM and putting in the install disk 1 but it wont show up. WHAT CAN I DO?!?!?!?!?!?!?
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Assuming that you ran through the install of Ubuntu, what has possibly happened is that Ubuntu has installed GRUB or LILO (a bootloader - small program which when you turn your computer on then lets you choose which operating system starts). How Grub/Lilo interacts with MAC OSX I have no idea - I've only used it with XP and then it works sweet.

Here's a couple of links which may help. I've not followed them (had no need) but at least you know there has been other people in the same situation

Remove Grub - InsanelyMac Forum

Remove GRUB From Specific Partition - Ubuntu Forums
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