For whatever reason I am getting the DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT yada, yada, yada when I turned my computer on the other day. So I placed my Linux Mint 6 LiveCd back in the computer and was greeted with the automatically start in 6, 5, 4, etc. screen. Just for grins I hit the enter button to get to the list that gives you additional options. I selected boot from hard drive and lo and behold my grub menu came up. I tried loading Windows XP it went right in. So I powered down the computer, removed the LiveCD and got the same DISK BOOT FAILURE message. I repeated the above procedure of putting the Live CD in and rebooting the machine and again selected boot from hard disk. This time I picked the Linux Mint and it went right in.
So basically I am able to boot and load the grub menu ONLY if I start the machine up with the Live CD. Otherwise I get the DISK BOOT FAILURE message. What I don't understand is if my Grub got messed up, why does the system work if I use the LiveCd and select boot from hard disk option? Shouldn't it go right back to the DISK BOOT FAILURE message?
I am not sure if there is a menu item inside Mint that would allow me to re-install the GRUB system back onto my hard drive? Or is this a command line rescue operation?