Begin by reclaiming the disc space for use by linux setup.
Go into fdisk and change that partition's type to linux (83):
partition number: x
Then reformat the partition using the filesystem of your choice:
# mkfs -t ext2 /dev/hdax
If you must have ME, then your on your own.
Use a win bootdiskQuote:> Hi!
> I have SuSE 7.3 and WIN ME on my comp, but ME crashed and nothing works
> anymore, except linux. Even recovery fails.
> The partition seems to be defect. How can I format/delete/whatever it from
> linux so that I can reinstall win?
THIS WILL DELETE ALL PARTITIONS AND
WIPE THE DRIVE CLEAN!!!!
!!!!YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!!
To remove all partitions and wipe the drive clean.
cat /dev/zero >/dev/hdX # hdX = hda, hda1, etc ...
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I created a Linux native partition by using the Linux fdisk.
The partition was positioned in the middle of DOS partitions and
numbered as the last one (say, dev/hda12).
I typed in "d" and gave the number to delete this partition and
exited the fdisk by typing in "w". However, the partition table was
not updated. Even after rebooting, it kept reappeared.
If anyone out there had and resolved this disappointing problem,
I would appreciate your help.