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I installed Fedora Core 2 (64Bit Version) on a system with Win XP Pro. After I rebooted I got a "GRUB Harddisk Error". I fixed the MBR with "fdisk /mbr" (because I needed my WinXP System). What can I do to boot Linux now (if it worked with a bootdisk, that would be fine as well)?
I have two Samsung HDDs (160 GB and 120 GB) and I tried both, to install Linux on HDD1 and on HDD2. I also tried SUSE 9.1, but I got the same error. Both HDDs seem to be physically okay (that's at least what several HDD-check-tools tell me) and I tried the installation several times.
Difficult to say what the problem is with the info you've given. Post your /etc/fstab and /boot/grub/grub.conf. That might help.
Also, read section 2.7 of the Red Hat Reference Manual on grub configuration.
You might also try googling up a copy of 'Zen and the Art of Using Grub'.
The most common problem I've seen setting up grub is that folks point grub to the /boot directory instead of /, the root of the file system. Grub wants to know first, where the root of the filesystem is, then second, where /boot/grub is.
You can boot the system with the installation disk in rescue mode. You may want to try this procedure: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...04#post1174104
to write grub back to the MBR. (But if you still get errors, you will have to run Windows fdisk /mbr again.)
When in rescue mode, it's possible to get some files off your Linux partitions and on to a floppy. Do you know how to do this, or do you need help on that?
@MartinN: I tried you hint and did the following:
I changed to /mnt/sysimage/sbin and gave the command grub-install /dev/hda. The answer was "/sbin/grub: Not found" (probably because it is in /mnt/sysimage/sbin, not in /sbin, right?).