Can you re-boot and login as root? Does that make any difference?
How is Mandriva relevant to your issue? Does Mandriva work OK? Dual-boot setup?
i rebooted and logged in as root but i stilled had the same error so it didnt make any difference.
Mandriva works ok, i think ill reformat and install x server with it.
.Oops didnt notice this was a triple post, really sorry