Situation: eCS 1.2 is installed. There's more than one partition, but no CD-drive. Try to pretend that, after preparations, only the HD works,
Is there an easy way to "FORMAT C:" and continue with an install of eCS?
"Easy" excludes a network install, or a install using some USB drive. Just formatting and a restore won't do, because restored files may contain corrupted files. As such the system still sort of works, so it is possible to copy an eCS install CD from USB to D: and use D: instead of S:.
No other solutions, please. The hardware (IDE controller) may be broken too and the disk was too large, for example, so installing a working desktop CD drive isn't a guaranteed alternative for an "easy" attempt. I hope that there's some eCS install phase which can be started after the original format of the original install.
Again, it has to be easy, and basicly HD-only. Like unzipping an XCOPY'ed install CD to D:, FORMAT C: (or a full DELTREE *), and execute D:\OS2IMGS\DISK1\INSTALL.CMD to continue a regular eCS install after formatting C:.