It's a long sad story. The short version is this.
I have two HDDs on my machine, I had WinXP Pro on C: and installed Redhat Linux 9 on the other HDD. Installation went fine and the bootloader Grub got installed in the C: drive.
When I booted, Grub would refuse to do anything. I could boot into Linux using the bootfloppy I created during installation.
After a day, I figured out that my bios wasn't setup right. I fixed that and Grub ran fine giving me the option to goto XP.
However, it would not load instead demand that I insert the installation CD so it could "repair install". I should have done that.
Instead I went to the recovery console and did "fixmbr". Now it acted as if it was booting but instead gave me a blank screen with a mouse pointer. Did not help. Did "fixboot".. No help...
Now it gives me a BSOD with the error that the drive is unmountable or something like that.
I tried repair install mode but now it says that it cannot understand the partition type..
Am I screwed? Looks like all of my data is gone is partition table is messed up.. How do I restore it so it works? All the recovery stuff out there require dos or windows.. I only have linux running now.
Any info would greatly be appreciated, thanks.