I may have accidently put grub in the MBR

leonardevens

New Member
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

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
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.
 
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