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Okay, I have an older computer, I think it might have had Win98 in an earlier life (the OS was erased when I got it), 10GB hard drive, not sure how much RAM.
I installed Ubuntu on it awhile back, just burned the iso to a CD, popped the CD in, it installed, no problem. It ran kind of slow though, so I removed some apps I didn't need, then I decided I should just erase Ubuntu and install Xubuntu instead.
I decided to use fdisk to delete the partitions. Now I messed everything up.
I deleted the primary partition, but when I tried to delete the Extended Partition, it says "Cannot delete Extended DOS Partition while logical drives exist." When I try to delete the logical drives, it says "No logical drives defined".
Hoping that deleting one partition would be good enough, I tried booting with the Xubuntu CD. It got to the startup screen okay, but when it tried to load up Xubuntu, I got a bunch of error messages. Now when I try to boot from the Xubuntu or the Ubuntu live CDs, it tries to load, but fails and spits the CD back out.
Since the CD wouldn't boot, I tried SmartBootManager, but all it gives me is "SBMK Bad!"
Bottom Line: I'm stuck with this computer with no OS that refuses to boot from CD-ROM, even though it did before. It will boot from floppy, though. How do I get it to run the Xubuntu LiveCD and install Xubuntu?