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i looked at that wrong the first time, but i think partition
magic hid your ntfs partition when it was moving stuff
then p for print
then t change type
then 1 for the first partition
then 7 for ntfs instead of hidden ntfs
then w for write changes and exit.
i think there's at least a 50% chance that will fix
your xp booting problem.
as a side order, the linux fdisk just makes changes
to the partition table when you change stuff. the windows
fdisk blanks out the first so many sectors of a deleted
partition, or a created one ( i can't remember which, or
both). so a lot of times i can delete a couple of partitions
in linux then put them back later, or swap 2 partitions
places, to fix something, or just for a change, and it works ok. you just need to keep the starting and ending
cylinders and partition types all printed out or written
down, so they don't get lost.
if this doesn't fix your xp booting problem, post the
contents of your boot.ini from the xp drive.
Well I had to reinstall linux, and now I can't get windows to appear in the boot again. I edited lilo.conf and put in
other = /dev/hda1
label = windows
table = /dev/hda
which is what I had before, but it still doesn't work. I've tried all variations I can think of too (other=/dev/hda,table=dev/hda1).
Disk /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/disc: 240 heads, 63 sectors, 10337 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 15120 * 512 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1 2099 9807 58280008+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part2 9808 10337 4006800 f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part3 * 69 2098 15346768+ 83 Linux
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part4 1 68 514048+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part5 9808 10337 4006768+ b Win95 FAT32
Partition table entries are not in disk order