Yeah, that would work. Really I'm just saying to get it to boot at all and see if there is anything obviously wrong on the hard drive.
What's the specs on this machine, anyway? Recent or fairly old?
While booted at the livecd, I would open up your grub configuration file and see what the grub command is to boot the linux kernel and try that at the grub prompt (grub>).
While you have the system up, might as well run fsck anyway as you mentioned. It might be a filesystem error. What's the partitioning scheme like?
Anyway, now I'm just grasping for straws. Someone who has experience with RH/grub specifically should really comment on this.
EDIT: I would use RH's support, since that's what you are paying for. It must be a fairly old install though if you're running RHEL 2. They're on version 5 now it seems.
Last edited by halborr; 04-27-2010 at 05:54 PM.