Since last time I lost my Grub, I did not have time to fix it. So today when I got up, I finally decided to solve this problem.

After ten minutes or so, I found it quite simple:

1. Find the partition information by using paragone patition manager. Mine is like:

* Other Dell Utility
C NTFS Windows XP
D FAT32 FAT System
G NTFS Windows Vista
* Linux Ext3
* (Linux Swap)
E FAT32 FAT System
F FAT32 FAT System
* Other
* Other

2. Put in the Fedora Core 5 DVD, restart with a CDROM supported mode. After some basic configurations, see a #sh prompt. Type in sh# grub we will get grub>

3. grub> root (hd0 , then press <tab>, the screen will show like:

1 unknown type unknown partition type
2 unknown type unknown partition type
4 FAT FAT32
5 unknown type unknown partition type
6 exfnt Linux
7 unknown type unknown partition type
8 FAT FAT32
9 FAT FAT32

It cannot show NTFS types for XP and Vista because Fedora Core 5 does not know this Windows partition type. So we may guess according to the results we got from step 1. Then we get the actual table is:

1 Dell Utility
2 Windows XP
4 FAT
5 Windows Vista
6 Linux Extension
7 Linux Swap
8 FAT
9 FAT

Then the task becomes very simple.

4. grub> root (hd0, 6) -> grub> setup (hd0) -> Restart the system then.

5. Done! First menu is Grub, when we choose Windows, it will show boot menu of Vista and XP.

Reference

1. Hot to Fix Grub with the Boot Disk [EB/OL].
2. Install XP+Mac+Vista+Linux within One Hard Disk [EB/OL].

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