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Let's try to confuse you further then. Boot normally without livecd and type this in a terminal:
sudo sed -i '/timeout/s/=/\ /' /boot/grub/grub.conf
Same thing for the default line would be:
sudo sed -i '/^default/s/=/\ /' /boot/grub/grub.conf
If you don't use sudo, become root first with "su -".
If you don't have sed, try to figure out which editor linpus uses for console. Try pico, editor, mcedit, vi, or type "apropos editor" to see what the system gives you.
Still on the live-cd I take it.
Is the mounted partition actually writable. Type "mount" and see if there's an "rw" after the line.
If not, type "sudo mount -o remount,rw -t ext3 /dev/hdc1 linpus".
Then type/paste in: sudo sed -i '/timeout/s/=/\ /' linpus/boot/grub/grub.conf
Or check which editor the live-cd comes with. Try "editor" for starters.
it was pre installed on my lappy when i got it, i made a partition then installed xp, after that i used supergrub to get my boot menu but couldnt get it to work so i had to manual install grub to get my boot menu
...and how did you install grub?
From the output of "mount" one can only conclude that there is no harddrive mounted from which you are running your OS.
It looks exactly like the live cd.
One can see that /media/disk is the mountpoint for /dev/hdc2 - which could be your windows partition.
...which is not an easy thing to do - windows is difficult to install on anything other than the first partition of the first drive.
/dev/hdc is indicating that the drive is the secondary master AFAIK
Where is your primary master ( /dev/hda )?
From a live-cd I'd check which partition is which... fdisk -l
and check the boot order in the BIOS
very confusing - you need a structured approach starting with the very simple