Adding more distros to Mandriva bootloader
I have 2 hard drives running Linux OS's on this particular machine (it used to be a server), plus 2 on side-raid for data storage only. The first drive has a FAT 32 partition with no OS, only backup files, then the same drive has Ubuntu 10.04, OpenSuse 11.2 and the swap apace. The second drive has LinuxMint 9 & Mandriva 2010 on it, no swap space and that second entire drive is divided evenly between those 2 distros.
What I want to do is have Mandriva's bootloader boot everything, now I know both Mandriva & Opensuse use an earlier version of GRUB and not the current version 2 but this should work as the original first drive was an old 8 gig I had and I had Ubuntu 10.04 installed on that as a test, when Mandriva was re-installed on the 2nd drive it picked up and booted Ubuntu. Now this may have to do with the fact that back then Ubuntu had an 8 gig drive all to itself but is now and a larger, partitioned drive (8 gigs was too small, I was running out of space & when Mandriva was clean re-installed on the 2nd drive it only picked up Opensuse)
I've tried using the GUi in the Mandriva Control Center using instructions I found online but all I get when I try to boot Mint or Ubuntu is either an error 15 for missing files or a string of errors which go past too fast for me to read but end with a line saying 'waiting for device sdb2 to appear' (sdb2 is where Mandriva is).
Can anyone help as this has to be possible and I'd like to get it sorted once and for all. I can boot into Ubuntu or Mint using a SuperGRUB floppy I have, if need be. Can it be done from a terminal window?