eeepc booting troubles
>On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 3:24 AM, Daniel Dalton <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>I've got myself into quite a bit of trouble.
>Problem: My system no longer can boot windows and if I try booting
>debian it gives errors regarding the root file system.
>Here is what I did:
>I booted windows for the first time with no problems, so then booted a
>livecd off my usb drive and did resizing with gparted.
>I resized the sda1 partition, the one in which windows resides on. I
>think it may have said resize and move, this may be where the problem
>lies. I'm totally blind so going off what a sighted person tells
>me. Apparently it said something like resize and move.
Hi Daniel.* As long as your c: drive is still in tact, you can boot the machine from a Windows installation cd (Dell Windows XP cd's work well as an example).* After Windows loads it's files and you are presented with a blue screen with typically 3 options, at the bottom of the screen is a message like "R=Repair".* After pressing "R", Windows will scan your hard drive for any existing installations.* After that you'll get to a black screen with white text listing existing installations.* If that works, select that installation at the prompt, then run two commands: "fixmbr" and "fixboot c:".* This will rebuild the MBR and make your c: drive bootable.
Something like this ought to work for you as long as your Windows installation is still in tact.
Also cfdisk from a live Ubuntu CD has saved me in the past by recreating the partition table.