How to reinstall GRUB?

Ow Mun Heng ow.mun.heng at
Fri May 7 07:04:42 UTC 2004

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Okay.... This should be what you do.. 
Boot using the FC1 Disc 1 CD. Type in "Linux rescue" at the boot prompt
after that, it should tell you that your FC1 partition is mounted at X
so.. just  "chroot /mnt/sysimage"
then grub-install --root-directory=/dev/hdaX (X is depending on where is
your / partition)
or if you have a separate /boot partition, should be something like
grub-install --root-directory=/boot  /dev/hdaX
Try that.. 
-----Original Message-----
From: Vikas.Bhasin at
[mailto:Vikas.Bhasin at]
Sent: Friday, May 07, 2004 2:55 PM
To: fedora-list at
Subject: How to reinstall GRUB?

Hi All, 

I just installed windows XP on my laptop which already had windows and
Fedora C1 installed. As a result MBR was overwritten. I tried reinstalling
GRUB but booting from FC1 CD1 under rescue mode but it couldn't find any
linux partitions on my machine. 
How can i get GRUB back in my MBR? 

many thanks 

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