Cannot boot PC after Debian installation
I had Windows XP on master IDE drive, Fedora 15 on slave IDE drive. I wanted to install Debian 6 on an external USB hard drive. After finishing Debian 6, and me carelessly choosing the Debian installation to install its Grub bootloader, I am left with a Grub rescue mode screen according to Grub 2. After doing ls and set commands, I get this information:
With set command
prefix = (hd0,msdos5)/boot/grub
root = hd0, msdos5
With ls command
(hd0) (hd0,msdos1) (hd1)(hd1,msdos7)(hd1,msdos6)(hd1,msdos5)(hd1,msdo s4)(hd1,msdos4)(hd1,msdos3)(hd1,msdos2)(fd0)
I used the rescue mode on the DVD and used the option to reinstall GRUB boot loader on both the Fedora and the Debian partitions. That didn't work. I tried using the shell in my root partitions to get grub setup to do the job. That didn't work either. I tried to make a bootable floppy. I used some linux commands after loading a shell in my fedora root partitions and i was getting fatal error exit code 1.
I downloaded an image and burned a fedora 15 live cd onto a dvd with isorecorder on a separate windows PC. I checked its hash and it was OK. The Fedora live media just displays an error when I want to login.
Long story short I have no idea what I'm doing and I would really appreciate some help.