Some unattributed person wrote: >>> Is there a way to somehow get into grub right from the install CD? Tim: >> Yes, but what are you hoping to do? Mark: > I messed up the boot record or something and was hoping to boot into > my system in order to run grub-install. I tried to run it from the > rescue disc, but got an error saying it could not find /usr/sbin/grub > - for whatever weird reason (the file is there). Most likely a chroot issue. I've done that sort of thing before, but I don't recall the steps. It wasn't too hard to work out, and since I don't regularly bugger up a PC, I haven't remembered it. > So I thought I could get into my regular system that way and then run > grub-install. I've done something similar, as well. > Initially, I told the installer to install the boot loader in the > first partition rather than the MBR. After the installation, booting > failed and it dropped me off at the grub prompt. Yes, that's not going to work by default. I think it's only going to work if you have some other bootloader, that you can point to where you've installed GRUB. > Now I have to do something similar, but I can not get into the initial > grub prompt. So I'm trying to get in there again... Well, you can interrupt booting, while the GRUB menu is up, by pressing some hotkeys. I seem to recall that the bootscreen prompts you, but I can't see it now, and I'm not going to reboot in the middle of writing an e-mail to see. You can also type in "grub" into the command line on a running system and do most things in that environment. I think you want to read the grub info file, the man file is rather spare. e.g. info grub There's an on-line version somewhere, which is a lot easier to browse through than "info" files are. -- (Currently running FC4, occasionally trying FC5.) Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored. I read messages from the public lists.