Well, last night my mom was working on our home pc in windows (duel booting linux and windows) and she says it froze in the middle of printing something. She restarted it and it went into linux (does automatically, as it is first choice in grub).
So I attempted to restart in windows again and to my utter shock, in grub, there was no "Windows" option.
Linux version is Freespie 2.0.0.
Windows is Microsoft Windows (without SP2...tried to install it but took forever, not normal i think).
Some info according to GNOME Partition Editor in Linux:
Win: 25.4GB with 18.6GB used. NTFS and on partition /dev/hda1 Mounted on /mnt/winxp
another partition for files (not Win or Linux): 25.4GB with 18.1GB used. NTFS and on partition /dev/hda5 Mounted on /mnt/dos
Linux: 19.4GB with 2.4GB used. reiserf and on partition /dev/hda8
I went to "Diagnostics" and it says:
...$LogFile indicated unclean shutdown (0,0)
Failed to mount 'dev/hda5': Operation not supported
Mount is denied because NTFS logfile is unclean...
Then says to
1. boot windows and shut it down cleanly (CANT!!!)
2. if you have a removable device, then in taskbar...'Safely Remove Hardware'...blah blah blah
3. Run ntfsfix version 1.31.1 on Linux
4. Mount the NTFS volume with the 'ro' option in read-only mode
I tried #3 and it says everything went well...then tried booting to Windows and nothing in grub (UGH!)
I tried #4 and did the following:
sudo mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/winxp -t ntfs -r
sudo mount /dev/hda5 /mnt/dos -t ntfs -r
I could view the /mnt but both /mnt/winxp and /mnt/dos were locked and couldn't open.
I tried rebooting again and still no Windows in grub
I tried changing /mnt/winxp permissions
sudo chmod 777 /mnt/winxp
chmod: changing permissions of '/mnt/winxp': Read-only file system
Nothing changed. Could view /mnt/winxp in shell though
Browsed the internet and found out how to view /mnt/winxp as root:
go to "Run command" (or alt-F2)
kdesc -c konqueror file:///etc/httpd/
I could view /mnt/dos and /mnt/winxp but still no booting in windows
I went back into "Diagnostics" and it said to use ntfs-3g and to force mount the drive
I already had ntfs-3g installed and so I tried it. In /mnt/dos it worked (could view files) but nothing in /mnt/winxp
Sooooo.....what else should I do. I've tried mounting and still can't boot windows.