I'm running Linux and Win3.1 on another machine. Linux works fine, but this
morning, Windoze went nuts and started creating hundreds of strangely, even
illegally named files before crashing completely. DOS still works, but since
it refuses to delete most of the strange files, chances of getting Windoze
back easily look a little bleak. I'm hoping that if I run format c: that
will get rid of everything on the DOS partition. I suspect, though, that it
will probably go on and wipe out Linux, too, although I have some faint hope
because DOS only thinks it has 500 MB and doesn't seem to know about the
other 5 1/2 gigs where Linux lives. Anyway, does anybody know:
a. if "format c:" will kill linux partitions, too?
b. a sneaky and easy alternative way around this problem???
Thanks in advance.