Thanks for looking at the results guys! I'll try to answer the questions you raised.
I was pretty sure that it was Linux on sda3, but I can't swear to it. I did this all automatically with the Mint 8 install program back in early January. I think you are right when you say whatever it was, it's corrupted now.
My netbook never had Xandros on it (an older Asus netbook of mine did, however). This netbook came factory installed with Windows XP, and that's it. About 5 days after getting the netbook, I installed Mint 8 via the Live CD (same CD I'm using now) way back in January, and haven't messed with anything since. It worked great until now, and I never had any desire to try another distro. So, the only two OS's that have been on here are WinXP and Mint 8.
I'm all for a Mint reinstall, but I want to preserve the Windows XP partition, so that is where I will need your help. Btw, do you guys think I should move up to Mint 9 now?
The main question I have with that process is how and where do I install it? I tried reinstalling 8 last week, but this is what happened. When I get to the manual partition part of it (if I choose the 'erase and use the entire disk' it would put Mint on the whole drive, and erase Windows which I don't want to do), I'm told the following:
Windows XP Home Edition is on /dev/sda1 using 84gb
They don't say what is on sda4 but it takes up 60.1gb, so I'm guessing that is where Mint is.
Win NT/2000/XP is on sda2, using 4.9 gb. Btw, this 'OS' if that is what it really is, always came up as an option under the grub boot up menu I'd get every time I turned on the computer, but I never chose it as an option, since I never really knew what it was. This just appeared from the moment I installed Mint 8 on the system with the LiveCD.
sda3 is only 39.2 megabytes (not gigabytes), and it doesn't ID that either.
On the next screen, I'm at the 'Prepare partitions' point in the installation, with:
Device Type Mount point Format? Size Used
/dev/sda1 ntfs 90214 MB unknown
/dev/sda4 64535 MB unknown
/dev/sda2 fat32 5247 MB 3767 MB
/dev/sda3 41 MB unknown
And at the bottom of the screen, when I select the /dev/sda line from above, I have 2 options open to me - either 'New Partition Table...' or 'Revert'. When I select either sda1, sda2, sda3, or sda4, the options I get are "Change", "Delete", or "Revert."
This is where I'm frozen like a deer in the headlights! I don't want to do anything that will louse up Windows, so what do I do here?