Regain GRUB boot manager

I had XP / United linux in a dual boot.   I reinstalled the XP now I no longer have GRUP boot manager.  If i go to reinstall linux again i see i have the option of booting the current system.  Is there a way I can just boot the system and get GRUB back?
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You will need a linux boot disk or rescue disk to boot into linux again ... once you boot into linux, you can install/configure grub to get dual booting
exactly, boot up from install CD/rescue disk and mount and chroot to your Linux installation then execute grub and do:
root (hdx,y)
setup (hdx)
Then you are ready to reboot.
Boot with the working boot floppy and type grub-install /dev/hda.

This will install grub on your Master Boot Record that XP overwrote.

if you don't have the boot disk find one here
depending on your version of linux, boot into rescue mode and run grub-install (Located in /sbin or your root drive)... this will read your grub.conf and apply to the MBR... probably best to chroot into the /mnt/sysimage directory (Where rescue will mount your volumes)... then run the command...


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