GRUB won't install after Vista
Okay, I started talking about this in the Mandriva section accidentally, but I am still having issues.
I installed XP Home and then upgraded to Vista Home. In the XP installation, I created a 25GB partition for Windows, leaving 35 GB untouched. After I upgraded to Vista, I made a 19GB FAT32 partitionm a 10GB Linux Partition, and a 1GB Swap. I know that this doesn't all add up to 69GB, but then again, my hard drive never has.
So I installed seceral versions of Linux on that third partition., and each time I try to install GRUB to the MBR, I get some sort of catastophic error that won't let me boot.
Usually, I get either a stage 1.5 error during the GRUB install saying something about not being able to find Stage 2. I noticed that there is never a menu.lst file in the /boot/grub directory.
I have tried the command line in Vista, using bcdedit, I have tried Super GRUB Disc, Damn Small, Puppy, PCLinuxOS, OpenSuSE 10.2, Gentoo, and many others...
EasyBCD in Windows won't work, and neither will GAG or anything I can find on sysresccd.