Bit of a tangle - living proof "when you make something foolproof they will come up with a newer and better fool".
XP ended, wanted to keep old laptop running while thinking over replacement. Got Puppy on DVD, and installed it in the same partition as windows XP which (I thought) was an option.
(I thought) I'd done a full install. But Puppy boots only from the DVD, so maybe it didn't. Worst, it won't connect to internet over wireless router, nor see my Windows files. Which are the only two things I really want
I've tried the internet configure dialogues a lot, no luck
There's only one partition showing and its already mounted.
Back in XP it does still connect to internet.
XP Disk Manager identifies only one partition.
All up I thought I'd reverse out, remove linux Puppy completely and re-install with Mint and properly partition first.
Most forum answers on how to get rid of Linux are either about removing programs, or say to delete the partition its on, but Disk Mgr says there is only one.
So, lots of hows:
How do I find what kind of Puppy install I actually did?
Second how do I get rid of it. Does it matter (will Mint just overwrite so no bother)?
Lastly, can I leave it up to Mint to do all the partitioning on install? If not,what format (NTFS or fat 32)does Mint prefer, and if its Fat32, can I still access my NTFS files from the XP partition?