Well... It happend yesterday. I happily installed a new software package called "Wine" on my Mandriva Linux computer. (I do not use Windows at all) It is a program that lets you use Windows applications in Linux. I installed a game which automatically switches to fullscreen when started. That is what it did but it didn't seem to be running correctly. So I used different key-combinations to switch back to the desktop. Didn't work, so I physically turned off my computer. I turned it back on and it just gave me this message: GRUB Hard Disk error
-- White on black.
In BIOS I tried different boot orders, tried to boot from my installation CD, but there was one problem: My installation disc is a DVD and the DVD drive was not listed in BIOS. Consequentely, I couldn't boot from my DVD. What can I do about this now?
I googled the message "GRUB Hard Disk error" a little, but most of the cases I found were not similar to mine or the posters were Linux-freaks (which I am not, I am a newcomer when it comes to Linux) who used vocabulary that I was not familiar with. I figured that most of these cases were related to having Linux and Windows XP on one computer. I don't; I only have Linux.
So, again, what can I do?
All I need is some instructions in plain English... Please... I appreciate any help in advance.