: : : this is only the case if you are using the same HD and the NT/2k/XP line. If both OSes are on a seperate HD there shouldn't be a problem...and there is no problem if you're using any Win9x like Win95/98/ME. I've been told that the grub boot loader now works with 2k/XP but I haven't tried it first hand.
: : Yep, I meant if both partitions were on the same HD but I didn't specify that so thanks for clarifying.
: : Grub does work for XP. I installed XP over my 98 install with RH on the same disk. After the XP intstall, I was able to reconfigure grub.conf for the boot loader to ask which OS to boot to.
: : I haven't tried it with 2K but am hoping to find out soon but it should work fine with 2K since grub works with XP.
: I'm guessing you repartitioned in a nondestructive way, I believe mandrake can do that. However, I suspect you did not scandisk and defrag the windows drive before stealing some disk space from it, and now it's a bit upset, and the bootloader can't even find the windows kernel.
I'm not sure if this reply is to me but I'll comment anyway:
When I first installed everything, I partitioned using fips(I think this is the name, it's close anyway) and created a Windows FAT32 and a Linux ext3.
Since this time, I reinstalled Windows changing from 98 to XP. The linux partition is still there but when XP booted, it would only boot to XP. The MBR was overwritten where grub was.
This is where I booted to linux using rescue disk bootup and reconfigured grub.conf.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.