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Linux MBR on NTFS = BAD!

By user4342
Dec 27, 2004
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  1. Hi ppl,
    An accident hapenned to me... I installed Mandrake 10.1 on my disk
    but I accidentely located the bootloader (grub) on my windows (ntfs)
    partition [not c(hda1), but d(hda4)]. Since that time it's not
    accesible anymore. Any tips how to get it back working ? Thank you !

    Btw: Partition Magic reports that my inaccesible disk is now "Type 07"
    instead of "NTFS".
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    NTFS has a backup of filesystem metadata some quarter way into the disk. Windows disk check should be able to fix it (or any other disk recovery software). You can use the recovery console from your Windows XP CD.
  3. user4342

    user4342 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    NTFS disk:
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    xxxNTFS xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx disk read error occurred
    NTLDR is missing NTLDR is compressed Press
    Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    disk data


    My disk:
    ~~~~~~~
    xx GRUB xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    xxGRUB Geom Hard Disk Read ErrorxDR is compr
    ressed xx Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart xxxx

    disk data


    --------------------------------------------
    So the problem is what to put there for 'x'
    The other working NTFS partitions i tried
    are different in those x. I don't know what
    data they represent, so the problem is that
    a clean format can probably only tell me what
    to put there... ;-)
  4. user4342

    user4342 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'm glad to say - problem solved ;)
    Thanks everyone who read my thread and
    tried to help me... Thank you again !
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