Hey people.. how'z it goin'?
I have a quite weird problem (at least to me). I had a dual-boot on my system: WinXP and Red Hat. I had installed Red Hat 7.2 on a partition on my hd. Recently, I thought I wanted to try Mandrake 8.1, so I downloaded the distro from the net and put it on my FAT partition. And then I started to install it. Since I thought I wanted to make a sorta clean install, I tried to re-format my linux partition. Using Diskdrake, I cleared up the linux partiton and I was then asked to reboot. Unfortunately, once rebooted, Mandrake (installation) reported that I had free spaces through the entire disk (What??? I was so shocked!). That was very weird to me. I only deleted my linux partition and reformatted that partition, not the entire disk. With hope, I quitted the installation and inserted a Win 98 SE cd into my cdrom to get into DOS. Luckily, when I typed "dir", it showed me that I still have my old files in FAT partition. So I thought I didn't lose my stuff yet. So in order to boot into windows using NT loader I gotta clear up my MBR. So I did "fdisk /mbr" and restarted my system. I thought everything was back to normal. From that moment I hated Mandrake. So I downloaded Red Hat 7.2 again and tried to install it. Unfortunately, Red Hat (installation) complained that I didn't have a recognizable hard drive. That was so weird because it never happened before.
Anybody .... please guide me how to correct the problem. I want to install Red Hat back...
Thanks in advance.