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A day or so I installed mandrake 10.1 believing I was installing it as part of a dual boot system with Win ME. UH-OH!! Appareently that did not happen, and the FAT32 file system is GONE! I can only start Mandrake from the HDD. I can launch the Win ME start-up disk from the Floppy drive, but when I attempt to run FDISK the machine just locks up.
I HAVE A 20 GIG HDD THAT ISN'T MUCH MORE THAN A PAPER WEIGHT.
How do I get rid of Mandrake and get back to basics?
Thanks Crashed_Again. Actually at this poing, I'm wishing I had written Bill Gates a letter of thanks for all the great years I have enjoyed with Windows. The letter before ux in Linux shouldn't be 'n', but a letter a little farther down the alphabet.
I haven't tried to set it up from the win ME CD. I usually format the HDD first, then install ME. I can try from the CD, but at this point I'm not encouraged. Don't think the HDD has bit the dust because it will still rom Mandrake.
Thanks to the brilliance of enemorales, Mandrale is gone, the entire HDD is once again a big fat beautiful FAT32 HDD, and is formatting as we speak. I will work at learning how to boot Knoppix from the HDD when I get Win ME reinstalled.