i've got a pII 450 with a scsi hard drive. i had successfully
installed a dual boot system with windows 2000 and linux. i got tired
of windows 2000, so i wanted to install just linux. i'm installing
from the red hat 7.1 cd's (the same ones i had sucessfully installed
on it already).
the first time, i partitioned the disk with the windows 2000 partition
utility (part of the setup). in installed win2k first, then installed
linux on the other partition and used a boot disk to boot into linux.
now for the process that has caused me a headache for the past three
first, i put in the redhat cd (bootable). as soon as the bios
initializes, i get this message:
so i figure win 2k did something to my hard drive...
i put in an nt4 cd (not sure why i did it)... and it won't boot
then i put in the win2k cd. get to the disk utility part, delete ALL
the partitions, format it in fat32 (only choices were fat32 and ntfs).
then turn the machine off and put the redhat cd back in. same result.
then i go through a whole win 2k install. then when i'm all done, i
reboot and put the redhat cd in. same result!! and i tried it with the
nt cd, just to help convince myself the redhat cd wasn't flawed (i
kept perfect care of it since the first working install, but who
knows...) and it didn't boot either!!!
what the heck did windows 2000 do to my computer? i want it OFF of
please help. i'm losing my mind.