for a couple of hours i have been backuping my data, just to discover that i totally forgot about a problem i've had before: trying to install w98b the program stops telling me that the "boot sector of the first hdd" cannot be written on. well, that's how it looks like on my 40gb-hdd:
dev/hda1 => linux-swap, 1gb
dev/hda2 => reiserfs, 27gb
dev/hda3 => windows c, 2gb (fat32)
dev/hda4 => windows d, 8gb (fat32)
using qtparted in knoppix 3.6 i tried to rearrange the hdd, hoping to be able to turn hda3 in hda1. unfortunately, there's always only one single action i can do, even after running the changes. so it seems impossible to use this program...?
is it possible to "reset" the whole hdd to a "status stoneage" and start knoppix on my usb-stick or the ram, to so design the hdd after my preferences? i could then install w98b and open suse with probably no big problems*
anyway, i would be very grateful for any advice or links to important faqs. i have been reading a lot but due to my newbie-status (still) i only understand halv of it, optimistical ratio.
i am not going to proceed today, feels like the day is spoiled but i still have a chance to do something with it.
best regards & thanks
p.s.: if of any matter, my pc-spec:
Mainboard: ELITEGROUP K7VTA3 5.0, Athlon/Duron, Socket A, UDMA/133, KT333, 3x DDR, Sound, USB 2.0
CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2100+, 1733MHz, Box
RAM: DDR-RAM 512MB PC333 CL2.5 Infineon
Graphics: PNY Verto GeForce4 Ti4200-8X 64MB DDR TV-Out Retail AGP8X
Tower: ATX Midi Tower-208AB3 blau 300W/CE/PFC
CDRW: LG GCE-8481B-R 48x24x48, Retail
HDD: 40GB Western Digital WD400EB
Networkcard: 10/100MBit TX Realtek-Chip 8139C WOL Retail