I have been installing linux twice (Mdk, Suse) on a XP system and had twice the same pb. I lost visibility on a non bootable partition from windows.
Initial configuration is the following:
1st hd - two partitions, FAT32 and NTFS
2nd hd - one NTFS partition and free space
I let the installer partition the disk for install on the second disk. Once installation is done, everything works fine with linux. But I can't access the NTFS partition on the second disk from windows anymore
XP states that this partition is MBR and needs to be formated
Running cfdisk does not show anything weird. Types seems correct but as far as I can tell.
First time I had the problem, I tried to fix the boot sector with the windows console ... but it ended in a big mess, a reformat and restore of the files
Does anyone have a clue?
Thanks for the help
PS: may be it is more a windows issue but I really want to go for linux - hope this will give me some credit