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Re: [vox-tech] Reinstalling GRUB



On Tue, Nov 25, 2003 at 11:05:16AM -0800, Robert G. Scofield wrote:
> Can someone tell me how to reinstall GRUB from the command line?
> 
> I had to reformat my Windows partition and so GRUB got eaten.  I checked 
> various documentation, and even asked SuSE Support how to reinstall GRUB, but 
> no one has given me the answer.  
> 
> There is a simple command for reinstalling LILO.  If I type /usr/sbin/grub I 
> get a GRUB> prompt, but then I don't know what to do next.

There is some way of entering commands at the GRUB commandline that will 
install grub, but I don't know what it is - /usr/sbin/grub is a copy of 
the bootloader itself but I don't know what its capabilities are.

Use the grub-install command which should be in the same directory.

> 
> I finally figured out how to do it with YAST, and so I'm okay.  But I've seen 
> too many GNOME and KDE GUI programs fail, and for something as important as 
> installing a bootloader when Windows is in the neighborhood, I would feel 
> more secure if I could reinstall GRUB from the command line.

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