Hope that someone can help me with this problem -
I was running Mandrake 10.1 Community on my Laptop, as a dual boot with Windows XP Home, Win XP as a 20gb partition 'C:\', and Linux partition the remaining 10gb.
I had no problems at all with that configuration, but Mandrake wasn't allowing me to see battery life, and didn't have the best drivers for a Radeon 9000 mobile chip, or Centrino processor [By the way, it is a BenQ Joybook 5000 if anyone is interested, I thought I should post it here rather than in the laptop section though!]
I then decided to wipe both Windows and Mandrake 10.1, and remove all of the partitions, then let Suse 9.2 PRO partition as it saw fit. I then realised that it would only boot as long as CD1 is in the CD-ROM drive, and I select 'Boot from Hard Disk'.
If CD 1 is not in the drive, I get an error along the lines of :
'Retry Hard Drive Boot 'H', Boot from Floppy 'F', or press Space to continue'.
If I press space, it attempts to boot over LAN, and then CD-ROM.
Oh, I don't have a floppy disc drive either
Any ideas? I've tried swapping GRUB [which I am currently using] for LILO, but that doesn't make a difference.
I've just installed Windows XP again, and now THAT won't boot either - I get an 'NTLDR NOT FOUND, PRESS ANY KEY TO RESTART'!!
Obviously as I can use Suse with the CD in the drive, it isn't the end of the world, but is a little inconvenient
Any recommendations would be most appreciated