Quote Originally Posted by remmelt View Post
Isn't it easier to do this:

1. Pop in the Live CD, boot from it until you reach the desktop.
2. Open a terminal window or switch to a tty.
3. Type "grub"
4. Type "root (hd0,6)", or whatever your harddisk + boot partition numbers are (my /boot is at /dev/sda7, which translates to hd0,6 for grub).
5. Type "setup (hd0)", ot whatever your harddisk nr is.
6. Quit grub by typing "quit".
7. Reboot.

I may be missing your point though, if so, please forgive me
Thank you.
I accidentally wiped out the MBR, reinstalled Vista and lost GRUB.

I followed remmelt's steps from Damn Small Linux in a pen drive(I didn't have the Ubuntu live cd with me when that happened) and it worked out perfectly. now I have Ubuntu 8.04 running again!