[SOLVED] Bootloader Problem
I have a huge problem with installing linux. Whatever distro i use, the bootloader doesn't work.
i've tried fedora 10, opengeu 8.10 (ubuntu based), opensuse 11.1 (twice) and the bootloader is the only place that stuffs up.
sba - 80gb win IDE drive.-------------untouched, i aint touching it.
sdb- external WD usb hdd. 250gb
sdb1-221gb---NTFS, not gonna be touched.
sbd2-20ishgb-linux, ext3-where i install linux to, mount point "/"
sdb3-900mb- linux swap
I <u>don't</u> want to interfere with sda(windows) at all. No bootloader on it, no changes at all.
Therefore, i have a couple of options. Put the bootloader on sdb (more about this later) or somehow put the bootloader on a floppy disk drive. (preferred)
I have tried several times (about 7) to put the bootloader on the mbr of sdb. However my computer won't load when i do this. No grub error, computer stuffs up when BIOS is still in control. (POST i think).
I've fixed this numerous times, and i'ts quite routine to me.
I have a floppy disk drive. I put grub on it using <i>dd</i> . it has grub on it, but however, when i go
it doesn't work. it cannot find the drive.
Does anybody have any ideas?
ps. This is really, really, really, really annoying. It's stopping me using linux.