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Re: Reinstalling grub?

>Knute Johnson wrote:
>>> How about giving Super Grub a try.  It can be found here:
>>> http://adrian15.raulete.net/grub/tiki-index.php
>>> Looks like a good answer for all of us that are having problems with
>>> windows and Linux dual booting.
>>> Peter
>> Thanks Peter, I'll take a look.
>If you haven't got that problem resolved yet, I have the following 
>printed and taped inside my Windows/FC5 box. This worked on an old 
>system with 2 IDE drives. It also works on a newer system with 3 SCSI 
>and no IDE drives. Hope this helps.
>Recovery from a screwed MBR (Install GRUB)
>1. Boot with a rescue CD
>    Go through the obligatory BS; network not needed
>2. Once rescue finds Linux, hit OK. Do NOT do the chroot.
>         Run grub. Then, from the grub> prompt:
>    a. If /boot is an integral part of the / partition:
>       grub> find /boot/grub/stage1
>                          -or-
>    b. If /boot is in a separate partition:
>       grub> find /grub/stage1
>                    -in either case-
>    Grub answers with drive and partition: (hd1,0)
>3. Set the root for grub:
>    grub> root (hd1,0) (or whatever returned above)
>4. Write the MBR on the 1st drive
>    grub> setup (hd0)
>    (grub will print a bunch of crap, double-checking, and install itself.)
>5. Remove the rescue CD and reboot.


Is there a step missing?  That all works but it still boots WinXP not 


Knute Johnson
Molon Labe...

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