I successfully installed fedora 12 the other day, got it up and running fine. Yesterday I installed windows 7 on my second partition on the drive (dumbest thing ever, I know). What I forgot is that windows can't handle not being in control, and that it would replace my bootloader (grub). "No problem" I thought. I booted a live usb that had grub-install on it (which has worked for me in the past). The drive which needs grub on it is /dev/sda, sda1 being the partition with /boot on it.
So I do the following in the live usb:
mount /dev/sda1 /media/fedora
grub-install --root-directory=/media/fedora /dev/sda
But after a few seconds I get an error message saying that "stage1 not read correctly". When I go into the drive I can see that there is a file /media/fedora/boot/grub/stage1, and the device.map which grub creates appears to be correct (/dev/sda corresponds to hd0). Going into the grub terminal and running "root (hd0,0)" then "setup" gives a similar result (complains about not being able to find stage1).
On another forum someone mentioned tyring "depmod" before installing grub, but that didn't work for me. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what might be wrong and how I could fix it?