bootloader fails to install, then fails to work, also cant make rescue diskette
Posted on 2003-11-11
I'm installing Mandrake 9.2 for dual boot on an XP machine.
Everything was fine but when it got to the bootloader (lilo, as default) installation stage, it gave an input-output error. I then installed grub, and it continued without error messages but whenever I reboot it just puts me straight into windows XP without any error messages. What do you think the problem is, and how should I fix it?
As well as fixing this I would also like to try out the version of linux I just installed, but I don't know how to make a rescue diskette with the system in this condition. I can get into rescue mode but because the system is so minimal, it seems not to have the mkbootdisk command. Can I download a boot disk from somewhere.. the system is a fairly standard i586? Or can you suggest a way to make one?