I was trying to create a new partition using a tool, and apparently i deleted the one with ubuntu on it.
No, what i meant is that even when the bios is configured to fdd or cd drive first, it still comes up with the error. In order to boot from them, i discovered that i have to unplug my hard drive, then reconnect it after the cd has loaded.
UPDATE: i can now get into ubuntu live, but, i cant do the "sudo lilo -M /dev/sda mbr " method because it cannot connect to my wireless router. I have also tried fixing it using the window XP repair console, and it said that it created a new mbr, but it has not.