How do I boot from an external drive? (grub in the way)
I pretty much given up with Mandriva 2007. Not only the screen
giving problem, but shutdown and other complications. Plus
Mandriva 2007 was not my first choice.
Back up ...
The internal DVD drive is slightly malfunctioning in that it no longer
read/write CDs (it used to). It still read/write DVDs.
Instead of opening the box and replacing it (I'm in wheelchair - hate
to deal with bulky stuffs), I brought an external CD/DVD drive. When
I boot SimplyMepis 6.5 or PClinuxOS .93, I get a grub console,
i.e., screen says
what next? I want to boot from the CD and take over the entire hard disk.
The only reason I tried Mandriva 2007 first is because it is on a DVD
and I can boot w/o grub using the internal (malfunctioning) DVD drive.
Originally I tried the other two distros, but didn't want to deal with learning
grub. Now I want to completely forget Mandriva 2007.