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I did all the 6 steps in that answer GNU GRUB version 1.99-21ubuntu3, DOES NOT WORK!

$ sudo fdisk -l
/dev/sda2 *   3074048  159037439  77981696  7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda3   159037440  312578047  76770304  7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

Disk /dev/sdb: 8011 MB, 8011120640 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 973 cylinders, total 15646720 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: 0xc3072e18

   Device Boot  Start  End       Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   *   8064   15646719  7819328  b   W95 FAT32

$ sudo mount /dev/sda3 /home/ubuntu/temp

$ sudo grub-install --root-directory=/home/ubuntu/temp /dev/sda3
grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of /cow.
/usr/sbin/grub-bios-setup: warning: File system `ntfs' doesn't support embedding.
/usr/sbin/grub-bios-setup: warning: Embedding is not possible.  GRUB can only be installed in this setup by using blocklists.  However, blocklists are UNRELIABLE and their use is discouraged..
/usr/sbin/grub-bios-setup: error: will not proceed with blocklists.

so what next ?

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It looks like you have copied & pasted the commands without reading. I bet /dev/sda5 is not your root filesystem. Please, paste the whole output of fdisk -l. Thanks! –  Andrea Corbellini Jan 10 '13 at 18:39
This is exactly the problem! :-) Please, post the output of sudo fdisk -l (or re-read the other answer more carefully). –  Andrea Corbellini Jan 10 '13 at 18:45
I posted my fdisk -l thanks for your help Andrea Corbellini –  Dog Jan 10 '13 at 19:55
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