Blank HDD - the shop actually used FreeDos to test the HDD
& gave a leaflet on how to Erase that & install W7.
But- that didn't happen
so into the DvD drive went a Puppy4 cd & thus create four new partitions & erase the FreeDos
and then:- the Mepis11 onto sda3 & /home on sda6
followed by Mint10 onto sda1 & /home onto sda6
with sda4 in reserve, for future use.