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Grub usually thinks MBR os /dev/hda1
For that, your hard disk has to be the primary master.
Make sure it is the Primary Master.
Now, boot with the Disk 1 of FC3 and in the boot prompt, type "linux resuce"
Choose no to the network stuff.
In the shell prompt that appears, type "chroot /mnt/sysimage"
and then, "grub-install /dev/hda"
I have had the same problem with SuSE 9.2 on hda5 and swap on hda6. Win2K is on hda1, and the hardware is ASUS K8V... MBoard and cpu AMD-64. Several reinstalls produced a varying faulty grub behavior. One time, there was a grub prompt; another time the stage 2 message came up and <crash>. Another time Grub announced but immediately got lost. In each case I could, from the installation DVD, "boot the installed system" and behavior was then normal. (A second similar system contains the 32 bit version dual booted with SuSe 9.2 on hdb. It provides my definition of normal.)
I have made a set of rescue floppies (instructions on DVD 1 and CD 1) They do the same as the DVD/CD, but much slower.
I made a grub boot floppy. Issuing commands appropriately failed to produce a successful boot.
In this system /mnt is empty. What is 'sysimage' a directory, a file, or a link?