Originally posted by flower.Hercules
Correction: Redhat does has a recovery mode, there are discussions all over this forum about using it, no need to duplicate what the search function will return. Good luck! A GRUB Boot CD is an incredible tool to have when you get your boot working.
I'll have to agree to that.
But since this thread is already active I guess I'll add to the redundancy.
What you need to do is install GRUB -- GRand Unified Bootloader. There are many ways to do this like using a GRUB Boot CD or a live CD
However you have one more way out :
Boot from your first RedHat Linux CD (the same version which you've installed and not any other)
It'll ask you what to do like
a) To install or upgrade in text mode press linux text hit enter
b) To install or upgrade in Graphical mode hit enter etc........,
Instead of all this type "linux rescue" (without the quotes) and hit enter. By doing this you will enter the rescue mode. You'll be prompted to select your language and keyboard type. Then It'll ask if you wanted to open the network interfaces on this system. Select no here.
It will then search for any existing Linux OS' on the system and mount them under /mnt/sysimage. You'll then be provided with a shell and the system will reboot after you exit out of the shell.
When you enter the shell do this :
chroot /mnt/sysimage (hit enter)
grub-install /dev/hda (hit enter)
Here I assume your hardisk has been recognized as /dev/hda. If you are not sure type fdisk -l to find out what your hardisk is.
Try this out and tell us what happened. If you want some more explanations we'll be glad to be of service.
Hope this helps !