I have a dual boot pc (windows 98SE)/linux (Mandrake 9.0 distro) that uses GRUB to determine boot drive. Windows is on my primary master drive with no partitions and nothing else on that drive and my Mandrake linux is on my second hard drive (primary slave) that has a 15 Gb partition as a backup drive for the windows drive and the other 45 Gb contains the Linux os.
The other day, for no reason I can determine, instead of displaying my options for booting GRUB displayed the following error "GRUB geom error" and then just hung there not allowing me to boot anywhere. I have since found out that I had a hard disc crash on the primary slave drive. So I have to loose all my backup data and my linux install.
My question is where is GRUB installed? Is it on the primary slave that has crashed or is it installed on the primary master ?
Any help will assist me in recovering the data on the win98 drive.