You have a dual boot system, yes? Win loves to have upper hand upon what’s in a boot sector. Trying to recover from mess on dual booted is pain in…you’ll now it by now, do you :)? Last one i had was tripple boot - xp, win7, linux, to see which one drives blender/gimp the best. It wouldn’t live long for some reason…
Really, only thing coming to mind is boot from either one of os’es cds. If windows manages to recover its part you might loose linux stuff tho. I would have backed out all my data files using live cd, then gone to attempts on recover os.
No idea what could be ramX processes, specific to distro? Which one are you using? And i’ve never saw win complaining on readyboost-something either. To be honest, i’ve not so familiar with latest win features - i pretty much stopped on XP.
EDIT: google brings to mdadm: device /dev/ram8. That says that linux boot thing had been passed and some os startup scripts had been run, however unsuccessfully. Something bad on HD, overwritten, maybe.
If you still want multi-boot, put each os on separate HD, see if your BIOS allows for a boot device choice on F12. That way there never be any chance for one os messing with another’s boot sector things. You could even disconnect that precious one while updating, changing another.
Fedora 15, 32 bit there. Considering 64 bit, since Adobe had announced flash 64 bit for linux recently.