I tried to install Mandrake Linux 10.1 atop a Windows XP pro PC. The whole installation process ran smoothly, until I restarted the computer after the setup was complete. It started printing out "L 99 99 99..." etc. etc. I found out it was because of a problem with the MBR, so I went into the Windows XP recovery console and typed the following:
That got me to boot into Windows XP fine, but now Windows won't detect one of the hard drives (the slave drive). I have two hard drives; an 80 gb one (the primary one; where Windows is installed), and a 200 gb one (the slave). The 200 gb hard drive has a 30 gb partition for Mandrake. Windows doesn't detect the entire 200 gb hard drive. Partition Magic reports some error and won't even open. Computer management in Windows XP's control panel says the entire hard drive is unallocated. Also I tried to run undelete w/ Partition Magic's rescue disks, but it doesn't even detect any partitions on the hard drive and won't recover anything.
Normally, I would just reformat the entire drive and try reinstalling Linux, but I have a bunch of stuff on that hard drive. Any ideas?