hard drive boot sector invalid
I am in a process of installing Ubuntu Linux in my laptop (actually dual booting it with windows xp - sp2 ). When I finish installing Ubuntu, and rebooting my system, I get the following error message:
hard drive boot sector invalid. press h for hard drive or any key for floppy.
The only thing I remember is that I installed GRUB on the master boot record. If anyone knows how to fix this problem, please please reply to message. Thank you in advance.
P.S. I also want to know the following. During the hdd partitioning process, I get to choose for each partion (/, /boot., and other options). I want to know what /boot does.