can't boot after installation in Installing Mandriva Posted February 18, 2014 · Report reply I installed the iso file to a U.S.B. stick and booted into the liveCD option. Everything worked. I chose to install the operating system to a SATA hard-drive partition. I opted to install the GRUB boot loader to pclinuxos's root partition as I have a boot loader already in the MBR. I couldn't boot, however. I then booted back into the liveCD option to try to install GRUB via the command line. I did: (as root user) Grub find /boot/grub/stage1 root (hd1,7) setup (hd1,7) as the root partition is on sdb8. This did not work. I also tried grub-install /dev/sdb8 Any ideas?