Originally Posted by bsmith
Before you start all over Linux is still there, just the boot loader is gone. Look at FCs documentation on how to reinstall just the boot loader.
Nope, i blew it all away. I first deleted the linux partitions in order to make room for the ghost image i had of the restore partition, as i figured this would make the restore process rather painless. WRONG. the restore partition just didn't work
and was unbootable so far as i could tell. I then booted my lovley pmagic CD again and totally reformatted the drive back to zero
then made a 40gb windows partition and installed winxp and downloaded all the drivers from dell, also making myself a convienent restore CD for future use.
I'm not afraid to install it again, and i will once i familiarize myself a bit more with how those boot loaders work and how to point the windows one to the grub loader.
Redgiki: How much is that S-Video/composite adapter? I'd like to have that. sounds handy.
Thanks all for the great response.