|How big is the drive? FDISK and FORMAT are for a fat32 partitioned drive. XP doesn't like fat32 partitions larger than 32 gig. I can't remember if it will go ahead and install on a pre-existing fat32 partition larger than 32 gig but I know it won't allow you to create one that's larger than that.|
As far as creating a bootable cd, check my # 123 here:
which adds to OtheHill's link to my previous posting.
You'll need to use windows 98 system files and not XP since FDISK isn't compatible with XP. And you'll want to use the updated FDISK:
which is basically the windows ME version.
Of course you don't need to do all that just to install XP--just boot up with the XP cd. But if you're doing it your way just to try it then you'll need to do it the way I mentioned in the above link.
You're not really green until you're soylent green.