I think being unable to boot to Windows after Linux install is caused by the mystery area being at the head of the disk, and that's where it keeps loading the Boot-Loader. Or not. chuck
I have an odd problem. About 8Gs of my 40G HDD is missing. I'll break the rules and post a version of this
in Computer Help, but I'm posting here because this problem may be tied in with Knoppix 3.6. I have a dual-boot with 98se and Linux(MDK10.0) which works great. Until recently. I have a second disk(D) with Graphic/Photos only. I discovered I could access it from Linux if I unmounted it. It was while I was trying to find a way to stop having to enter su everytime and unmount D, that I may locked something up. I was investigating Knoppix and also tried while that was booted up. I have tried Fdisk and Format, partitioning and formatting with MaxBlast3, and completely wiping and starting over using MaxBlast and a DoD-grade program(Dban). All work, except only for 32G of the HDD. MaxBlast recognizes all 41.1 Gs of the drive, but won't wipe the 8Gs. After I go through all this(with D drive disconnected), I reload Windows. Everything fine.
I load Linux as usual, and I can no longer boot to windows. I'll look around at FAQs if I can, but I've been working on this for 2 weeks and goinga bit crazy. Thanks in advance for any answers or pointers. chuck