This will probably strike most of you as an idiotic newbie question, but how can this be? I deleted nearly every file on hdb (my old windows 98 fat32 drive) yesterday, from the K file manager. I even emptied the trash bin in KDE.
Today I realized, after hours of troubleshooting my Linux unfriendly 3com Etherlink III ISA card, that the ONLY way to get Linux to recognize the bloody thing is to disable pnp and set the output media using a DOS program! So there I was, thinking I had to reinstall MSWIN just to change these settings on the NIC, and when I set the old drive to master and reboot, WINDOWS IS STILL THERE. So is all the other junk I DELETED from the fat32 drive.
What's going on?!?! Can Linux not write to a FAT32 drive? Is the stuff still there simply because I deleted it in Linux but never overwrote the space with new files?
I'd love to hear the story behind this one...