apologies if this has been covered before, but I havn't seen it covered so far in the searches i've done.
I have a friend who has an existing dual boot machine with Win2K & RedHat 9. The boot loader is Grub.
For some reason Win2K has gotten itself corrupted and none of the people around here have any idea what's happened (explorer has been corrupted and file associations are kaput).
So the ideal plan is to re-install win2K (or even change to XP pro) in the same windows partition and keep the existing linux partition.
Will the windows installer detect the existing windows partition and install there, and (fingers crossed) will it leave the MBR alone? Even if we selected an upgrade as opposed to an install option? Or will Windows more than likely overwrite the MBR in which case I guess we'd need a linux bootdisk to recreate the linux partition? (i'm pretty sure I saw a thread on doing that).
Any advice greatly appreciated