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Old 04-08-2004, 06:44 AM   #1
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How to install Grub bootloader to MBR from command line

I've copied my Fedora installation to another hard drive, which does not have a bootloader installed (yet). Everything is setup and functioning correctly, I can boot using a floppy just fine. My question is, how do I now install grub to the master boot record?

Back in the Good Old Days using LILO, I'd just boot from a floppy and then run /sbin/lilo in a situation like this. What's the equivalent of that when using grub?

'man grub' does not seem to address this; I'm obviously missing something obvious...

Thanks in advance...
Old 04-08-2004, 06:57 AM   #2
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Try 'grub-install /dev/hda'
Old 04-08-2004, 02:17 PM   #3
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Interestingly enough, there's a great description in the Gentoo Installation Handbook.


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