Yesterday, I had to format my C:\ partition so as to reinstall Windows XP.
Berforehand I made a copy of my mbr by following the commands:
1. # dd if=/dev/hdb/ of=backup.mbr bs=512 count=1
So far, so good.
When I finished configuring Windows XP, I decided to recover the MBR records by using the following command:
1. I put Linux Mint Live CD. Accessed my pen drive and copied the backup.mbr file to the desktop.
2. I used the command # dd if=backup.mbr of=/dev/hdb
Then I had my Grub working again.
What happens is that now, when I log into the system, my NTFS partitions don't appear on the Desktop until I mount them.
So, I wonder if anyone could help me making such partitions be mounted as soon as the system starts working.