hello all. Its laughable buy not so funy for me let me tell you.. lol
alright, to cut a long story short:
I originally was running a dual-boot systems, where each OS was on a different hdd (hda - windows, hdb1 - / linux partition. Note: hdb1 is the slave drive according to my BIOS). Now i am not entirely sure, i had grub as my bootloader, i think installed on the linux partition hdb.
For a chain of annoying and irritating windows reasons, i had to take the windows hdd out. Now my system will not boot. "INSERT SYSTEM DISK.." etc. etc. So, i ran my rescue disk and mounted my system. I assumed that i could just re-run grub from here and have it write a new MBR on this drive ( hdb ). :
/sbin/grub : Not Found.
according to ls /mnt/sysimage/sbin, grub is there, and so is grub-install.
same with lilo, i run lilo, and is gives me "/etc/lilo.conf Not Found". and it actaully is in /etc/ . (...it is my old working system after all). Is it something to do with the way the rescue program works?
thanks for tuning in to some poor newbies problems...