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    Easy way to fix bootloader?

    Well, somehow grub completely lost the entry for fedora (core 6). I attempted to use the disk to install it, but apparently began to "upgrade" my entire system. So, I will now be reinstalling anyway, since i do not know what happened with that "upgrade," but what is the real way to fix this in the future?

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    I believe if you already had 6 installed, the "upgrade" option would not hurt anything and would have repaired grub. and besides, If you think you are in for a reinstall, you have nothing to lose by trying. It will (should) go really fast as it's not going to find anything to upgrade (except grub).

    EDIT: I don't know the real method to fix it. Seve has posted it many times in the past, but my brain is like a cullender lately.. If I remember I'll get back to you (It is rattling around in there somewhere).
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    Hello:
    If grub fails to install then boot from your FC install disc and select F5 and type linux rescue
    follow along until the last prompt #
    then type
    chroot /mnt/sysimage
    then fdisk -l
    to check where you want grub installed
    then
    grub-install --recheck /dev/hXx

    where /dev/hXx is the drive you want grub installed to
    reboot and you should be good to go

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    Speak of the devil...
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    Quote Originally Posted by u-noneinc-s
    Speak of the devil...
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    Yikes .... that is scary

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