f*cking Windows. I was looking around at the new BackTrack4 Beta liveDVD. Knowing my luck with upgrades, (I usually end up shotgunning sharks.) I decided to hold off doing anything tricky until I did a full backup. I changed nothing. I didn't even f*ck with the mounts in Backtrack. I boot back into windows to run the backup... and it shows "This partition is not bootable!" Cue swearing, and images of beating down Bill Gates with a macbook. So, going back into backtrack, it looks like windows has not just lost my boot partition, but _completely_ clusterfcked the partition and FS. So, I'm hoping there's no hardware damage, and going to rebake vista. With a damned Linux partition.
Incidentally, I was looking at modding one of my 2GB sdcards to be a bootable linux drive. Most card readers are technically USB devices, and I've got a usb dongle that'll turn any sd card into a jumpdrive. I waited, because I didn't want to mistype a command and hose the drive. It's like putting something somewhere specifically safe so it won't get lost... and it up and disappears with no-one touching it. So, I'm gonna do that first.