Being a work computer, it is impractical for me to be trying bootloaders that I likely can not get to work.
I have to be able to start Mandriva at the push of the Reset button.
Only the existing Grub1 bootloader can do that for me, so I have to get that working with Ubuntu.
I have tried:
kernel (hd0,2)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-38-generic root=/dev/hda3 vga=788
in the menu.lst file, but neither worked;
kernel (hd0,2)/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda3 vga=788
a BIOS message popped up for the blink of an eye [couldn't read it] and then the screen stayed blank.
AFAIKS - that should have worked, so I am starting to think that Ubuntu needs something extra (??)
Ubuntu /boot looks like:
and in / there are:
Mandriva's /boot/grub/device.map file looks like:
any ideas, please.