Oh jeebus god that was a fun evening. I spent a good 6 straight hours fixing this partition. All hail the fdisk. I will NOT be putting the boot loader into the MBR again. I fished through every old CD-ROM and floppy all the way back I've used striaght to 1993 and it was the RedHat boot disk that saved me. Now I have to decide how to get this boot loader to work. We'll see if I turn right around and turn my MBR to crap again. I was thiiis close to reinstalling xp.
And if I could just get one of these for the next time I get so pissed off, my chi would return ever so much more quickly.