Dual Boot DIlemma - Windows Hard Drive DIed
Here is the deal:
*3 hard drives on an HPT370 Controller
*Hard drives 1 and 2 set up for RAID 0
*Hard drive 3 is on RAID controller but not part of any RAID array
*MBR on HD1 + HD2 ( remember they are RAID'ed) loads Lilo and all other OS's are loaded from there
*DOS Partiion created by Windows XP for booting purposes reside on HD1 and HD2. It know Windows XP is loaded from HD3 and loaded it successfully before Hard Drive 3 died.
*Mandrake Linux 9.0 (modified to have HPT370 driver in the kernel ,
boots from HD1 and HD2 which it sees as /dev/sda
*Windows XP resided on HD3 which was formatted FAT32 an seen be Linux to be /dev/sdb1 on device /dev/sdb.
As you may have gathers, Hard Drive 3 died a horrible death and now I want to put another hard drive in its place and load WIndows XP back on it _without_ losing access to Linux.. Since the boot process actually start on the RAID array, I am wondering if
1) I can just install Windows XP onto the replacement drive and it won't mess with the MBR since the DOS partition is still intact
2) There is a step by step method I can get my hands on to tell me how to get restore the MBR to its glorious working self in case Windows does throw a wrench into the works.
I _do_ have a Linux boot disk with the same kernel image as the Mandrake installation on the RAID set, so I think it will be sufficient if the solution requires that funcitonality.
Thank you advance.