Originally Posted by dh2k
In mandriva I have configured the lilo bootloader to include hdb (hdb1 swap, hdb2 Ubuntu). When choosing the image from /boot directory is displays error (cannot find image in /boot).
It's interesting that it offers hdb1(hd1,0). In grub-speak this would be the second drive, first partition. My understanding is the standard ubuntu install disk can't do this in any useful way. The fd0 option is probably for booting from a floppy which should be a viable option, not sure why that didn't work for you.
If you have a highspeed connection you might want to download the "alternative" install cd
Among the features of this cd is the ability to install grub in a location other than the mbr. There should be a similar cd available for earlier versions also.
If you can get past this hurdle booting ubuntu should just be a matter of editing the bootloader through mandriva. A better option than overwriting the current mbr imho. It's to bad ubuntu deals with things this way. If any ubuntu user reading this know of an easier way please respond. I would be very happy to be proven wrong.
PS: I don't believe lilo (that's what mandriva uses?) will have a problem dealing with ubuntu's grub. BUT I can't guarantee this. On my system grub
works easily booting slackware (lilo)