Boot Loader needed for Windows x64 / RHEL 4 WS/ S-ATA Hard Disk
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I have attempted multiple times to use rescue/update/ etc in an attempt to reinstall the bootloaders. During the installation/update process, I get a prompt that no boot-loader exists. After configuring the new bootloader, it goes through the motions, then at the end, it says "no new packages installed; bootloader has not been changed"
For my LapTop, this HD bootloader configuration previously worked flawlessly, however due to the fact that my WorkStation is WNNT formatted, I may need to use a floppy, which is probably safer anyway (if a bit slower) since I can always recopy the disk image if the disk wears out, or use it as a backup if the HD bootloader gets corrupted.
For my Workstation, I MUST have a disk with the drivers nessesary to load a S-ATA hard drive; however for my LapTop, that is not an issue.
You have not indicated which bootloader you are using (OK I'm ignorant, and not sure which bootloader RHEL4 uses by default).
It sounds like what has happened is that your win installs have overwritten your mbr (and wiped out your stage1 bootloader!).
For lilo, you need to issue something like:
For grub, the equivalent could be