If there's a FAQ for this, please link. If not...
I installed MandrakeLinux v10.1 Official on a separate brand new hard drive as a dual-boot system with an existing XP system on my original drive.
Dual boot goes fine, but getting a fully-functioning v10.1/O has been way more of a nosebleed than I care to deal with right now, so I want to just back away and return to my pre-existing XP system and maybe try Linux again when I have more time and knowledgeable help.
I don't want to lose my existing XP system, or I'm dead in the water!
OK, so stay with me here:
I can just remove the Linux drive and reformat it later for something else, but then I can't boot XP. I have to remove LILO.
I've read that I must restore the MBR in XP, but I am not clear if this will endanger my system or not. I also see that the recommended way is to boot to a Win98 floppy and run fdisk /mbr but I am not clear if this applies to XP as well.
So...how can I just make this Mandrake installation go away like it never happened and go back to the way things were two days ago?
Thanks for any help on this!