Thanks for the quick reply! I did indeed find out about the intall-cd ->linux rescue->shell->chroot->grub-install bit. I think it would have been a real benefit for Redhat to have included that as one of the install options ("Bootloader recovery" if it detects an existing linux partition, and an unsupported bootloader) to ease pain of newbies (especially since they want converts that potentially have never seen a command prompt).
Truth is, if you haven't done it before, the Redhat install makes it very hard to do it...it lets you select JUST the bootloader to be installed(select upgrade as install type and don't install any packages), then right after it says "file copy complete" it shows a dialog to the effect: "No kernel modules modified not installing bootloader" heheh.
That final check should really have just been removed, and let the bootloader install!!!.
Many people wanting to just switch from windows to linux (redhat being one of the more popular distributions) will probably get stuck at the "what happened to my linux boot option?" problem, after having installed windows over top of it. They will then stick the Redhat CD in, and do one of two things...
1: linux rescue - this is going to have a high dead end rate. Many wont know what to do, and just give up and assume linux sux.
2: reinstall - after the first couple of times I imagine most people will get tired and give up. Err... look at Windows users!
I know I sound stupid, but I am still upset it took me almost 2hrs to figure it out LOL!