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Perhaps you can get GRUB to take by performing the install from within RH 7.3. The documentation in the GRUB Manual gives a few different methods. The simplest would be using grub-install /dev/hda at the command line. You might have to change /dev/hda to meet your drive configuration. By the way, what is your hard drive configuration? This may explain the situation a little better.
I suppose it would be too much to ask if you could use a distro and boot loader from this decade..
Redhat 7.3 came out before Windows 2000. Way before. Even RedHat 9 is old and no longer supported. Is there any particular reason that you are trying to make your life difficult?
I know it's not a server, because you are dual booting. I know you have net access, because you are posting here. So, I'm wondering why aren't you using Fedora Core 3, or RedHat ES, or Whiteboxlinux or the like. Why?
posof, your last post explains a lot. What has most likely happened is that you installed GRUB to the MBR on your second hard drive. When your computer comes up it looks at the MBR on the master drive and never sees the MBR on the slave. One way around this is to switch which drive it boots from in CMOS. This is okay, but my preference would be to install GRUB on the master hard drive.
When you boot from disk and use rescue mode the system you are looking at is actually on a ramdisk. The rescue disk attemps to locate any Linux installs on your hard drives and asks which one is the root partition so it can mount it. If I remember correctly the mount point is something like /mnt/sysimage. At that point you can chroot /mnt/sysimage /bin/bash and look around just as if you started it normally (might be a few kernel differences).
Another question, did you make a boot disk? If so, you should be able to use that to get to your RHL 7.3 install. A boot disk is much easier than the rescue disk.
With all that said, what do you have to do to install GRUB on your first hard drive? I don't know what type of drives these are, but if they are IDE then they will be recognized as /dev/hda and /dev/hdb under Linux. hda being your master and hdb being your slave. Get into linux either by using the boot disk or rescue mode on the install disk. You should then be able to issue the command grub-install /dev/hda to install grub on the master MBR. After that boot up and tell us what happens.
Something may be out of sorts in your configuration. Post you /etc/lilo.conf. Probably a good idea to see what your partition table looks like too. You can use fdisk to display that. What happened to GRUB?