I found out much too late not to use apt-get to install updates. I deleted all partitions, even went as far as dragging out XP and deleting/formatting HD. There seems to be a hidden partition that I'm not finding & would like to be rid of. I ran into abt the same thing w/Debian before, only it was a boot partition. I thought I used DSL to be rid of it, fdisk didn't work.
How can I un-partition and reinstall?
Update, I just re-formatted drive again, the problem seems to be that there is a locked, hidden partition that grub lives on. I broke out my copy of 98 and fdisked the drive, formatted as boot, then rebooted computer, it tries to start grub.