Re: A fine mess... Partition help.
I do not think that you are going to have any luck booting to MS without doing something about its boot loader;
I do not think that bit about grub being installed on sda1 is not right, I think. Don't chain load or boot to MS so I am not sure.
=> Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in
partition #7 for /boot/grub.
sda1: __________________________________________________ _______________________
File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Grub 2
Boot sector info: Grub 2 is installed in the boot sector of sda1 and
looks at sector 172308579 of the same hard drive for
core.img, but core.img can not be found at this
location. No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System: Windows XP
Boot files/dirs: /boot.ini /ntldr /NTDETECT.COM
I hope I am wrong.
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