Ahh! Curse the Universe!
It started trying to install StarOffice in Linux. Whoops, out of diskspace. Oh, well, let's make a Linux partition from the massive one that I never use. HPFS is readonly.
Now I have a mess of partitions I can't use, the Gnome panel is dead, and my mind is going.
My only choice is to use the QuickRestore CD that came with the computer to wipe everything and install Windows95. Nooo! AND I'll lose ALL my work! I'll have to upload it somehow, but since my panel is dead, I can't access the Internet.