Yes, I did remove all the partitions---or rather the graphic installer said it was going to do so on my behalf when I chose the install option: "Remove All Partitions".
However, if it didn't remove all the partitions perhaps that would explain why I get these 2 choices from GNU grub every time I re-start:
Fedora Core 4 2.6.12-1_1398_FC4 and
Fedora Core 4 2.6.11-1_1369_FC4
But, once I choose the higher-numbered one, (which I always have done), how would that impact the "Add/Remove Applications" applet? Or are you addressing the dual choice issue?
The IRLP node in Wagga is run by an Alan Wheaton, http://www.qsl.net/vk2wg
IRLP is used to get global range out of short range VHF radios by VOIP'ing the signal wherever and then retransmitting it from another radio --- it's good for amateurs whose licence only allows operating on the non-long haul propogation frequencies at 30mhz and up (like me).