I recently attempted to install SuSE Linux 6.1 on my system, following
instructions for setting up a dual boot configuration using LILO. It
work. When I tried to boot with my Windows 98 boot floppy, I got
Drive" messages for all my Windows drives.
Thinking that Linux had hosed all my partition tables, I used my Maxtor
EZ-Bios setup disk to recover my boot track and C: partition table.
Only problem is . . . I forgot that I had converted my C drive to FAT32.
When I recovered a FAT16 partition table over the top of it, it screwed
poor thing up so bad that now even the Microhouse partitioning software
came with the Maxtor drive refuses to recognize it. I can't even
and start from scratch. And of course Linux is gone now too.
The saddest part is . . . if I had read my Maxtor instructions closely,
would have seen where it says to hold down the Ctrl key when the EZ-Bios
message first appears before attempting to boot from a floppy, because
boot from floppy the normal way the EZ-Bios drivers don't load and you
see your drive. So there was really nothing wrong with my Windows
All my files are still there, I can see them with Norton Disk Doctor,
don't see any way of ever recovering that primary partition and 32 bit
I think I'll just go fall on my sword. sigh.