I have messed it up so bad I think I need to start all over...... How can I safely remove the suse10 and safe mode ,keep the XP and start all over? Will the partitions stay after the delete?
As far as starting over - Some folks think along the lines that you can just fix linux without reinstalling. I tend to agree - BUT when I was learning linux, I 'started over' a few times - its a learning process, so don't let someone bust your b@lls about starting over.
I don't understand what you mean by 'remove Suse and safe mode' - "safe mode"????
(if that doesn't NEED to be clarified, don't worry about it - Suse's safe mode?)
When you reinstall Suse, if you like your current partitioning scheme, you don't have to change it, you can just format the existing linux partition(s) ('/' and swap) and reinstall Suse on these existing partitions without deleting or changing the partitions - this will let you keep your XP. Just make sure you have the proper flags on the partitions (like 'bootable', and 'swap') - then if all goes well, when the reinstall reinstalls grub, your boot manager will be back, and you will be back in businness.
Hope that makes scense.