Restore Grub

Jim Cornette fc-cornette at
Tue Jun 22 03:00:58 UTC 2004

admin at wrote:

> I have a client that develops in both Windows and Linux.  They're 
> using desktops that used to dual boot Windows 2000 and Fedora Core 2.  
> We're about to roll out Windows XP Pro to each of the workstations, 
> and when I tested on one of them today, the Windows XP install wrote 
> over the MBR and now Grub no longer comes up, just boots straight into 
> Windows XP.  I searched the archived and say "grub-install \dev\hda" 
> as a suggestion, but when I boot off the FC2 CD, it doesnt have 
> grub-install anywhere on the CD.  Can someone give me another suggestion?
What you need to do, when booting into recue mode, is to chroot 
/mnt/sysimage to get the environment with the grub-install command. Then 
you should be able to run grub-install /dev/hda. This should undo the XP 


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