Restoring the MBR on RHEL/CentOS servers
It happens that the MBR is getting bad (after os updates/power failures,
We can restore it in a few minutes if we have a RHEL/CentOS install CD at hand, or if we have a PXE server nearby.
Boot the system from the install cd,
at the boot prompt choose:
After booting the rescue system, perform the following commands (actually only the chroot and grub-install may be needed, but sometimes the rescue system does not see all devices under the mounted system tree):
chroot /mnt/sysimage mount -t proc proc /proc mount -t sysfs sysfs /sys mount -t tmpfs tmpfs /dev mkdir dev/pts mount -t devpts devpts /dev/pts /sbin/udevstart /sbin/grub-install hd0 quit quit
The system will reboot, and hopefully all will work right away.
If it doesn't - you will need to dig further :)
P.S - Don't sue me if these commands do some nasty things to your server ;)