After replacing a F12 system with a F16 system on my laptop dual booted with Windows XP, the Grub2 installation failed.
When trying to install Grub 2 manually when booted into F16 Live CD I get the following error:
[root@localhost /]# grub2-install --no-floppy --recheck /dev/sda
/sbin/grub2-setup: warn: Your embedding area is unusually small. core.img won't fit in it..
/sbin/grub2-setup: warn: Embedding is not possible. GRUB can only be installed in this setup by using blocklists. However, blocklists are UNRELIABLE and their use is discouraged..
/sbin/grub2-setup: error: will not proceed with blocklists.
[root@localhost /]# fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders, total 234441648 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00007192
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 63 81915434 40957686 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2 * 81915904 82939903 512000 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 82939904 234440703 75750400 8e Linux LVM
How can I get Grub2 to install? What is the problem here?
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