> The first CD of SUSE doesn't even let me get to a formatting option -
> the installation is aborted beforehand. I'll try the Mandriva or
> Knoppix formatting. Thanks, OA
Some people keep a Mandriva CD1 in their toolbox, just for the diskdrake
Basically, start the Mandriva installation, answer some stupid
questions, select Expert mode and you'll get to diskdrake. Then
partition and format the disk the way you want, continue and abort, then
do whatever you want.