Safe removal of Debian Sarge
Hope you can help me here. A while ago, after great difficulty, I installed Debian Sarge into an empty 6 Gig partition on my 'C' drive. After a lot a work, I got it up on the screen running but was disappointed with it, so I've hardly used it since. Now, I want to use the partition for something else, namely a extra copy of XP (yes, I know some people won't be happy to hear that but I use both Linux and Windows) but when I go to delete the partition from the XP boot-up disk I'm warned that this is the 'active' partition and that after removal, booting from the hard drive might not be possible unless XP is fully installed.
Here's my dilemia, I need to remove Sarge but Partition Magic can't do it beacuse it's the 'active' partition and I'm worried that if the install of the extra XP goes wrong I'll be left with an unbootable PC. I do have my Linux bootloader copied onto a floppy for emergencies and that floppy still works but I'd really apppreciate some advice before I go ahead. For the record, I want an extra XP as my USB devices are conflicting with each other in the current XP install making it difficult to add additional devices, most importantly, a Walkman-Phone I've just bought, so I want a 'bare-bones' version to use for that purpose, plus it would be handy to have.
Can anyone help me out?
PS: Anyone know when installing XP, do you get to choose the file type? That is, NTFS or FAT32?