Hello everyone, pls excuse me if I ask some rather dumb questions, I am new to this OS...
B4 yesterday I had a dual boot windows 2003 server +Windows xp PC, with 2 hard disks, ATI all-in-wonder radeon video card. I however needed to install linux for a class assignment so I decided to install redhat over win xp. I did not format the winxp drive before the redhat install, trusting the install program for redhat will do this for me. I was right. However when I got to the part where I had to set up my partitions manually, I couldn't set up /swap, /boot and / on the same hard disk. I was forced to put / on the first hard disk in some free unformatted space and /boot, /swap on the second hard disk in previous winxp partition. upon rebooting i get a boot failure: OS could not be loaded or something like that. the boot floppy gives me the same error message.
btw i installed all the packages, and the afore mentioned boot error message is the only error message i get.
I was able to start up my pc using my install cd in rescue mode but after rebooting because I didn't know what to do next I got a new boot error message: Boot Failure: System halted.
I don't know how to go on from here to get GRUB to work as it should so that I can load redhat or windows server 2003 at start up. Any help will be greatly appreciated,