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Yes, sorry, it is a little confusing. hda is a 10GB fat32 drive that currently has only Win2K on it. This drive is going to be replaced relatively soon, so I've left it FAT. hdb is a 40GB maxtor. It was about 20GB NTFS and I partitioned off a piece of the remainder for Linux. It's a RH8.0 install, and I just let thei nstall do it's thing with grub, and everything worked great, until I let Windows trash it...
I have another drive that I will be replacing the 10GB with, but I'd rather putter about in this Linux install, learn, and then do a fresh install that would be a little cleaner.
Right so Windows overwrote the MBR.
Use your boot floppy to get into Linux and make a grub floppy. It takes 2 seconds to boot and you don't have the hassle of touching the MBR. You could also do this by messing with the boot.ini in windows but I've never sone it. Look around on the forum to find it.