How to restore Grub on RHEL6




Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 – How to restore Grub.
Also works on CentOS 6 and Oracle Linux 6.

1. Boot from RHEL6 DVD.
2. Select “Rescue installed system“.
3. Choose -> Language, Keyboard, and Rescue Method. Select “Local CD\DVD” for the Rescue Method.
4. Setup Networking -> Yes or No, doesn’t matter for restoring Grub.
5. Next on the “Rescue Screen”, select Continue and OK twice.
6. Next on the “First Aid Kit quickstart menu“, select “shell Start shell“.
The prompt will start:
Starting shell…
bash-4.1#
7. Type: “chroot /mnt/sysimage
8. Type: “cd /boot/grub
9. Type: “fdisk -l” to see where hd0.
10. Restore Grub, type: “grub-install /dev/sda1
If No error, it should display:
# this device map was generated by anaconda
(hd0) /dev/sda


Published by

Ferdy Mañago

Portland, Oregon