To answer your questions, yes it is possible to delete your linux partition on your first hd without disturbing your XP. Yes you can set windows to be the "default" boot. The easiest way would be to delete the partition that linux is on and then reinstall to the new hd. Then when you boot up your new installation of linux you will need to go into
boot/grub/menu.lst and change the default boot os.
I forgot to add that you will not be able to boot XP after you delete the partition untill you reinstall linux or repair the MBR with a XP disk.
Last edited by Larry Webb; 04-11-2008 at 05:25 AM.