Originally Posted by Lordshiod
I'm trying to get rid of Fedora and get xp instead, but when I boot from the xp installation cd it says something like "setup is checking your hardware configuration" then goes to blank screen and just hangs.
Very common. Well known for years.
Since you want to get rid of Fedora anyway, then delete its partitions by any means available. Then your XP CD will boot normally into XP Setup, and you can re-install XP. Some ways to delete the Fedora partitions...
- A partition manager on a LiveCD
- fdisk on a LiveCD
- If Fedora 10 still boots and works, its fdisk will allow you delete Fedora's own partitions while it is running. That's right. Nothing seems to happen when you finish the job, but when you reboot they are gone.