Quoting Patrick Stack <lists at adeptassociates.net>:
> I've just tried deleting /dev/hda2 with fdisk and rebooting with win cd,
> but no joy.
> It looks like I'll have to get my hands on parted or other such, and
> reformat the whole drive again, and this time put on Window$ first.
Ran into that problem before, if the first harddrive seen on your PC has any
partitions that Windows does not recognise, i.e. anything other than NTFS or FAT
setup will not proceed.
And indeed it is very very annoying. If you have a spare harddrive, connect than
in instead, install windows, reconnect main hdd on in and then image the
partation over to the correct location on your main hdd.
You'll need editbini.exe from the net and a windows 98 or earlier bootdisk to
modify the boot.ini to allow you to boot windows in the new partition if it a
different number on the harddrive than the partition your originall installed
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