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You should be able to re-install just grub or grub2 and get it working. Perform a web search for "freebsd reinstall grub" and evaluate which problem/solution options look best to you. Don't embark on something you question, or don't understand well enough to grasp the idea of what it's intention is.
I just have no real experience with that distro. But to me, grub2 is newer, you can boot off of a CD or thumbstick, and install grub2 on the hard drive. What I'd do is see about the configuration files you have which can identify the distribution, however grub is also capable of scanning and locating distributions for you so that it will create it's own config.
I have no problem with Fedora Grub, it is not able to boot FreeBSD right now, but it does not matter, I can read ufs partition at least and boot the other OSs, Grub2 automatically recognizes them (Win, Linux), but not BSD OS (and nor Solaris, AIX, I think).
For booting FreeBSD, I change the boot drive in the BIOS, but now I can't any more boot it at all without the boot loader.
Yes, one solution can be in installing Grub2 in FreeBSD, but the command to do it is not easier than re-installing the simple Boot Loader, that's why I asked how to do it.