Originally Posted by fbt
Generally Microsoft Windows does not recognize Linux partitions, unless you formatted it to NTSF.
NTFS is not a Linux partition, although it is read/write-able in Linux. So's FAT and it's variants. Linux partitions
(actually partition types are something different - what you are implying here are file systems) are generally those that support hard/soft links, device nodes and the like. There are plenty of those, and widespread are ext2/3/4, reiserfs, xfs...
OP You can just simply install grub on the MBR, and put an entry in grub.cfg that points to the windows bootloader on the boot partition like so:
You can even type the above commands directly at the grub prompt and make your system boot.