boot sector issues WinXP/Mandrake 10
This is a copy of a post I left in another forum, so it is a little out of context, but has all of the essential info....
I have been wrestling with my first dual obbt setup WinXP and Mandrake 10. Each time I set it up, I think the bootsector corrupts, but I don't know.... I'm a newbie!
OK.. I got IBM's disk utility.. wiped the bootsector clean (as well as the rest of the disk).. reinstalled Windows, used the Linux partition manager to make room for linux on the same drive... 45GB for WinXP, 35GB for Linux and 530MB for a swap drive.... I configured the boot loader to see Windows at hda1 and Linux at hda5 (as the partition named itself) The swap drive is there too....
I can boot to Linux just fone... still getting a blinking cursor instead of windows.
Can I rebuild the bootloader at this point? Am I missing something obvious? WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?
can someone answer me that?