If I remember correctly it'll prompt you for creating a bootdisk after it finished installing the packages, you can't miss it as long as you're in front of your PC during the installation.
If you're really paranoid about grub taking over your MBR, you don't have to use grub, redhat also comes with lilo. Besides, grub does NOT have to live in the MBR even if you want to use it to dual boot, it will work as long as its on the bootsector of the active partition on the first bootable harddisk, provided that you have a mbr that blindly boots the active partition(eg. what you get after doing "fdisk /mbr" in dos)
I would suggest that if you want to use either grub or lilo as the main bootloader, first make a winxp boot disk. You can make one by doing "format a:" inside a winxp command prompt, then copy boot.ini, ntldr and ntdetect.com into it, note that these files are hidden system files. Alternatively you can use the nt bootloader to load linux, choose to install lilo/grub(grub is recommended) to the bootsector of the partition, be sure to create a bootdisk during installation, boot with the disk, once you're in linux use the dd command to extract the bootsector. For example if its the first partition on secondary master on a standard ide system, you do:
dd if=/dev/hdc1 of=redhat.bin bs=512 count=1
then copy redhat.bin to the drive where your ntldr is, then add:
to your boot.ini, and Bob's your uncle.
Last edited by Demonbane; 10-04-2003 at 06:25 PM.