(...) and I don't know if you understood what went on
... unfortunately too late: i saw there was no option which hdd to choose (there was, but not highlighted and so not clickable) and i didn't get it that the installation was about to format both c:\ and d:\ again - but i'll definitely have a try with your fdisk suggestion later!! at the moment i won't touch anything until the task i was talking about is done. the only system installed is linux lycoris, i used knoppix only from a boot-cd. but i learned: never install a completely new os after not having slept for ages...
knoppix showed c:\ as hda1 and d:\ as hda5 - thank you very much for your explanation! i bookmarked the newbie-site as well as your text and will post the result later. i am going to read faqs all day and night as soon as i get the time - there's an exam on 20th of octobre also but i am quite a nervous guy with my pc not working properly. so i guess i'll have a try fixing before and i am going to update the forum afterwards. (i almost feel a need to excuse for a lot of easy-to-answer-questions...)
at the moment i think i prefer fedora - it was described to me in about the same way you talked about debian...
did you try it?
Hey, I flew from Bergen once, in Flight Simulator though
very well said...
thank you for posting!