Yet another Boot-loading thread
I need some help getting WinXP and mandriva to dual-boot with GRUB.
I used to have ubuntu and winXP installed, and they dual-booted with grub just fine. I wanted to try some other distros though, so I installed slackware linux, which also dual-booted fine using Lilo.
Then I tried installing Mandriva Linux 2007, and chose to use GRUB boot loader with a graphical interface. When I rebooted, however, the screen just contained the text "L 99 99 99 99...." and more 99's repeating.
A quick google said this was a Lilo problem, so I'm guessing the Mandriva install might have messed up Lilo. I ran a windows boot disk and repaired the MBR, so now I'm stuck with the windows boot loader.
So now I'm trying to reinstall GRUB or Lilo. When I run the Mandriva boot disk again, I can go to "Configure your system" in the menu and choose "Boot Options". It says "No, boot loader found, creating new profile" or something along those lines, and I choose GRUB again like I did during the first installation. But when I reboot, it still uses the windows boot loader.
So, how can I reinstall GRUB using either an Ubuntu or Mandriva live CD or a slackware install CD? I guess as a last resort I can completely reinstall Mandriva, but that's a last resort.