Basically my ATA133 controller died (slowly and painfully) so I unplugged those drives and installed Mint (my main OS) on a new SATA 500 Gb disk. Obviously during install it couldn't see my WinXP partition (used for a few proprietary things that I simply can't get working under wine) during install.
Since then I have rescued the (120 Gb) windows partition by using the secondary IDE (ATA33) and then partedmagic to copy it onto the SATA disk. All clear so far?
So now I have a (working) XP primary partition on sda (gparted sees it as /dev/sada1 as its the only primary on there) that wasn't there when mint was installed.
QUESTION 1: is there a program or CLI command sequence that will detect this partition and add it to fstab as a windows partition that will appear on my desktop? If not and I really have to hack fstab with sudo gedit what settings should I use?
QUESTION 2: mintInstall does a search for other OSes and writes them to the grub startup menu. Is there a program or sequence of CLIs that I can run to redo this and detect the new windows partition and add it to the menu? Present GRUB is in the mbr of sda, as you'd expect.