You didn't give much explaination of the problem other than "can't get it to boot". Do you get to your boot loader (grub)? Does Linux start booting and it fails? Does it say there is nothing to boot from after the BIOS? Or, does it just sit there after the BIOS posts?Originally Posted by blkwrx
Double check that you set the correct partion types with fdisk and that you made one of the partitions bootable. Make sure you actually installed grub (instead of merely configuring it). Is your conf file correct? If you can boot into grub try hitting 'e' to edit the entry and then 'e' on each line and use TAB to ensure that you are hitting the right drives and paths.
Good luck, try to give some more clues.