Dual Boot OK - windows partition BAD - linux OK !!
I stumbled across a very weird partition problem (from my experience this is top 5).
Here's the situation: I have dual boot with Ubuntu and Windows 2000.
Everything worked OK until I reinstalled Windows. Dual boot does not seem to be harmed as I can boot on both just fine (grub)
I did a format on C: (primary) and reinstalled windows and they went fine until I tried accessing my other HDs to get the rest of programs/data installed again.
There's two physical disks and one of them has the problem.
Before doing any work on Windows I downladed nvidia system drivers from linux (as I hadn't setup windows yet) and saved them on a FAT32 partition. (I don't know if that started anything, don't think so, but just mentioning it anyway).
When I tried installing them I get an error message, some weird thing that the installation is corrupt or something, don't remember exactly and from there on I knew there was trouble ahead.
When trying to browse the files on that partition I could see that some dirs where corrupt with the "usual" weird names on the folders, unrecognisable characters and all that. But not all were "corrupt", some were still ok.
Now I boot into linux and surprise! Everything seems fine, dirs are there, folders perfect!
My guess is that some partition information is corrupt but I can't understand the magical way in which linux-Ubuntu sees them fine.
Is there some way I can pass the partition information that linux reads to windows?
I don't want to do it through windows as that is probably much more trouble unless someone knows a method for that. Unfortunately windows is where I am good at so I need help with doing it from linux.