I have magnaged to break my booting system.
I have windows XP installed, on the primary partition on the hard drive on the primary master hd on one IDE channel.
On the primary partition on the hard drive in the slave possition on the same channel, I installed redhat 8.0, with the GRUB boot loader, while the primary master was unplugged. Once redhat was installed, I pluged the other HD back in, and booted into linux a couple of times.
The reason for doing this was to try and keep the everything compleatly separate, and not have to bother with the linux boot loader when booting into xp, and to choose, by switching the boot device in the bios from one hd to another.
The problem is that when i switch the boot order back to boot from the windows XP HD, it comes up with an error;
NTLDR not found, press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart the system.
I presume this means that the windows NT loader is missing.
I have tried repairing the MBR, and boot record, using the winXP recovery options. - no good. I surspect that this maybe something to do with the fact that i now might have two partitions that are set as active boot partitions or something to that effect. Althoguh that does not explain where the NT loader has gone.
Any solutions that will get things working by just switchig the bios boot options, and prefrably dont involve re-installing XP would be appreciated.
(also on a side note does anyone know;
- How can I mount an NTFS partition so i can read it in linux.
- And secondly how can i get my network card not to auto negotiate link speed, and manually set it to 10Mbps and full duplex mode? (also in linux))