Can't access HDD through fdisk
Okay Slack community... I need your help!
I just installed Fedora Core 5 over the top of Windows XP. My plan was to reinstall Windows XP with the remaining free space. Well I'm in quite a pickle!
When I try to boot my Windows XP install cd, I see the "Hit any key to boot from this cd..." message but when I click on it, I just get a black screen and nothing else. I first thought it was a bad disc, even though I just took it out of the package for the first time. So I tried it with a different copy of Windows XP and got the same results. Keep in mind that before I started the Fedora Core 5 install, I tried to boot the Windows XP disc and it worked just fine, going to the blue screen, copying setup files.
What's really weird, is that I popped in my trusty Slackware 10.2 disc and punched in "fdisk /dev/sda" and got "Unable to read /dev/sda". Just for giggles, I typed in "fdisk /dev/hda", even though I know it's an SCSI HDD since that's how I just installed Fedora on it, but then it says something about improper permissions and I'll be unable to write the partition table. When i hit "p", there's no existing table but it says that this drive has 668mb? I only have one hard-drive and it's 250gb.
Anyone have any ideas on how I could at least wipe my hard-drive and start over?