RE: [CentOS] Confirming grub installation

Kai Schaetzl maillists at
Tue Jun 10 14:33:29 UTC 2008

Bowie Bailey wrote on Tue, 10 Jun 2008 10:19:34 -0400:

> I'm looking for a way to determine whether grub is installed on a drive
> WITHOUT having to actually attempt to boot from it.  If I redo the
> installation, then I can be sure it's installed, but if it's already
> there, I'd rather leave it alone.  There's no point in messing with it
> if it's already installed.

You could dd the MBR to a file and then examine both. You could diff them, 
I think they should be identical, should they?


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