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E.3. Installing GRUB

If GRUB was not installed during the installation process, it can be installed afterward. Once installed, it automatically becomes the default boot loader.
Before installing GRUB, make sure to use the latest GRUB package available or use the GRUB package from the installation DVD. For instructions on installing packages, refer to the chapter titled Package Management with RPM in the Fedora Deployment Guide.
Once the GRUB package is installed, open a root shell prompt and run the command grub2-install <location>. <location> is the location that the GRUB Stage 1 boot loader should be installed (specifying it is not required on EFI systems). For example, the following command installs GRUB to the MBR of the master IDE device on the primary IDE bus on a BIOS system:
grub2-install /dev/hda
The next time the system boots, the GRUB graphical boot loader menu appears before the kernel loads into memory.


Beginning in Fedora 18, GRUB2 can no longer be installed to a partition.