I am trying to to reformat my desktop's primary (windows 98) and secondary (Fedora Core 2) harddrives but unable to remove linux. Intent is to install XP on primary drive and use the secondary drive as a external drive with my laptop.
If I remove the primary hard-drive from the system, I cannot boot off the linux drive. I tried booting with linux rescue cd and windows XP installation disc.... both times I get a blank screen saying "Grub disk error". I did plenty of Google search and everyone suggests going into command prompt and doing fdisk but I cannot get that far either (unless I'm looking into the wrong place in BIOS). I tried to use a boot-disk from www.ultimatebootcd.com
but linux won't read it either.
Since the secondary harddrive (with FC2)won't load without the the primary drive i.e. Windows 98, I am afraid to reformat the primary drive too. To be honest, I am a linux amateur and pretty clueless at this point. I tried everything to my knowledge and failed. Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks.