I had to reinstall Windows XP this morning (too much virus damage for anything else) on my sister’s pc. She dual boots Feisty and XP so I had to reinstall GRUB as Windows XP wiped out my MBR. I got out my Feisty disc and went through the steps listed here but it seems that way of doing things doesn’t work with Feisty. The machine was croaking with a cryptic “Error 11 : Unrecognized device string” error message. So I booted up instead with a Dapper disc but again, I was frustrated when I tried to do the “setup” part of the process. So I tried a different method… and that worked. These are the commands:
install /boot/grub/stage1 (hd0) /boot/grub/stage2 p /boot/grub/menu.lst
I don’t know why the initial method did not work; no doubt this requires further investigation.
Remember to modify the root (hd0,4) command to suit your setup.