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Recently, I was re-installing slackware 9.1, and had that on three partitions on my HD (/boot, swap, and /)
There was a bunch of free space on my HD, and I tried to install win XP on the empty space. It gave me an error, saying that it couldn't create a partition there, because there were already four partitions, even though there were only three, and a logical partition that took up the space I wanted XP to use...
So, I tried to delete the partition, to see if that would fix the problem. It didn't, so I exited out of the XP setup, and tried to get back to linux, but it gave me a kernel panic, saying that no initrdisk could be found... I have no uidea what went wrong, but I would very much like to be able to boot my linux system, because I had my entire hard drive backed up on my mail server, which I sadly, stupidly downloaded before I broke the system, so it's all still in e-mail format...
So, two questions: first of all, is there a way to access my system from outside, in such a way that I can run programs that are already installed (i.e. send my mail back to the server through Kmail)?
Secondly, failing option one, if I can move the contents of my ~/Mail folder to Windows, is there a way to save it in such a way that it is accessible? (Read the e-mails that I am asuming are stored within?) If I did, could I then transfer ther whole ~/Mail folder to another installation, and just open it, while preserving the mail?