unable to boot Mandrake or Fedora
I have Windows XP, Pentium 4, 2.6 GHz, over 1 gig of memory. I installed Fedora and grub. On boot up screen, there is nothing but the word "grub," beside which is a blinking cursor. There are no options available; I can't type anything on the screen; I can hit any key on the keyboard and nothing happens. The only thing I can do is reboot, and the same thing happens. This is not correctable by using rescue. I reinstalled many times with different configurations. I allowed the installer to configure automatically. I installed manually. I installed without a boot loader. I addressed a disk geometry problem. I downloaded another copy of the first disk. Nothing worked. I thought it might be a problem between Fedora and my computer, so I installed Mandrake. Again, there seemed to be no problems with the installation, but on booting up, the same scenario occurred as with Fedora, except rather than the word "grub," I had the letter "L." Any help you can give would be appreciated.