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XP in first partition.
Installed FC8 in second partition with GRUB in /dev/sda2.
As expected, I can't boot into Linux. But I tried taking first 512 bytes and putting those in boot.ini. That doesn't work.
Is there a way I can boot into linux rescue mode and install GRUB in MBR? I can take it from there.
I your case there is no need to go to rescue mode.
first type grub on command prompt then you will enter in grub menu. Type rest two commands and exit.
This will write grub on MBR.
But i am not sure whether it will work for dual boot. If it doesn't replace Grub on MBR with Windows bootstrap loader on MBR.
If you have the Fedora dvd or rescue cd (its small and can be downloaded from any Fedora mirror), you can boot from that and enter "linux rescue" at the boot prompt. The live cd will boot and then you will be asked for details about your / (root) partition. Enter that information and when you see a shell prompt enter
If the commands were successful, reboot the system.