I have 2 Hard disks of 250 mb each and I've already installed XP and Windows 7 on one of them.
I tried installing Mint 7 Gloria on the same disk. (The Live CD works just fine.)
I followed all the instructions (format partition with ext3> install os and bootloader> reboot) The installation doesn't show any errors, but after the reboot I don't see the Grub menu. It goes directly to the Windows 7 boot screen.
Here's how I tried to reinstall Grub using instructions I googled.
1. Mount Disk
2. Navigate to /media/disk/boot/grub
3. cat menu.lst , where I found 'linux Mint 7 Gloria Kernel 2.6.8-11-generic' installed in (hd0,3)
it also showed that my Windows 7 (Windows Vista Bootloader) was at (hd1,1) (i don't know why it's hd1, when I boot into 7 it clearly shows linux is on the same drive. Could this be a problem?)
4. next, sudo grub > root (hd0,3) > setup (hd0)
Once again, the installation didn't show any errors. But when I reboot, Grub still doesn't load.
What am I doing wrong?
Am I installing Grub in the wrong partition?
P.S. > I've tried reinstalling Mint7. Didn't work.