I may have accidently put grub in the MBR

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I have a new machine with two disks, Windows 7 on the first. I am in the process of installing Fedora 14. on the second drive. But I think I may have mistakenly set it up to put the first part of grub in the MBR of the first disk.

I want to put grub in the /boot partition of the second drive and use Easy BCD to set up Windows 7's boot loader to do the dual booting.

So I would have to rerun grub install to put grub in the right place under Linux, and then fix the Windows MBR and use Easy BCD. Can I fix the MBR using Easy BCD or some other simple program, or do I need to use a recovery CD for Windows?

I've done this before, but I don't want to have to reconstruct it all. So if you can point me in the right direction, it would be helpful.

By the way, if I made the mistake described, it went right past me, as the installation program didn't make it clear what was happening.
 

Terry60

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#2
If you can get into Windows (via grub if necessary), you can use EasyBCD to put the Vista/7 bootloader back in control ("Bootloader Setup" > "Install Vista/7 bootloader to the MBR")
http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/Recovering+the+Vista+Bootloader+with+EasyBCD.
If you can't manage to get into any version of Windows
http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/Recovering+the+Vista+Bootloader+from+the+DVD.
You can download a copy of the W7 repair disc from here
http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windows-7-system-repair-discs/
or quicker still, make your own while W7 is still working.
Control Panel > Backup and Restore > Create a System Repair Disc.