1. Reinstalling grub from the installation cds may help.
select update option during installation rather than a new
installation. select grub to be the boot loader and from packages
select any one kernel package and start installation. It has worked for
2. Otherwise following text is there in my grub.conf file
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this
# NOTICE: You do not have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /, eg.
# root (hd0,1)
# kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda2
# initrd /boot/initrd-version.img
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-8)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=LABEL=/
title Windows XP
3. A hard learnt lesson : ALWAYS MAKE A COPY OF IMPORTANT FILES BEFORE