I got a dualboot setup whit windows 2000 and slackware 9
yesterday windows 2000 suddenly failed to boot. It appeared the partitiontable was erased.(how? dunno
I put the disk in another windows 2000 computer, and indeed the disk showed up as empty in the disk manager.
Norton Disk Doctor could restore the partitiontable, but it was defenilty not the right one(i suddenly had 6 partitions instead of 3...)
After poking around whit many other disk doctors, warriors and whatever I was about to give up.
As a last resort, i put the disk back in my computer, and booted slackware, to see if I could get something done there.
To my biggest suprise slackware just mounted the disk as it always did, and i could access all my files, like nothing ever happend.
running fdisk from slackware to show the partitiontable also shows a serious damaged partitiontable.
So now I wonder, How could this be? How can linux read this disk without having a valid partitiontable?
(PS. I have saved all my data from this disk, and Windows 2000 is reinstalling right now. so no real problems anymore