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ukishun
post Jun 13 2003, 08:08 AM
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Okay, I installed RH Linux 7.3 on my HD, dual boot scenario with a pre-existing Win98 SE OS. ( I didn't install the boot loader on the HD, I used a diskette for booting) Now how do I remove all the Linux partitions and convert them to FAT32 for use by Win9x?

Thanks.

(Why would I want to install RH Linux? Coz' it's simply too slow for my 128 MB of RAM to handle...poor RH Linux, I would have kept it if I had more RAM)
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post Jun 13 2003, 03:56 PM
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Depending on how you installed linux there could be several parititons. The swap and if you created a /boot will be small so you might not want to just convert the existing partitions back to FAT32.

You can use windows fdisk to delete non-DOS partitions. Create new ones as you desire and format.

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Boot using the 1st install CD to rescue mode. Use linux fdisk or cfdisk to delete the linux partitions. Create new ones with a windows filesystem type.

Boot back to windows and format partitions.
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post Jun 14 2003, 09:37 PM
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QUOTE (michaelk @ Jun 13 2003, 03:56 PM)
Depending on how you installed linux there could be several parititons. The swap and if you created a /boot will be small so you might not want to just convert the existing partitions back to FAT32.

You can use windows fdisk to delete non-DOS partitions. Create new ones as you desire and format.

or

Boot using the 1st install CD to rescue mode. Use linux fdisk or cfdisk to delete the linux partitions. Create new ones with a windows filesystem type.

Boot back to windows and format partitions.

I can't use the DOS or Win fdisk. for some reason it hangs. (RH Linux rescue mode was telling me something like if it's not in the first 1024 cylinders, it would cause problems with fdisk)

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Boot using the 1st install CD to rescue mode.  Use linux fdisk or cfdisk to delete the linux partitions.  Create new ones with a windows filesystem type. 

Boot back to windows and format partitions.


so I delete the partitions? I used 'l' (the delete partition command within the fdisk), and it asked me which partition to delete. (either parititon 1-4...I don't know which one to delete...@_@ it's installed in /dev/hda7...)

oh well.
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post Jun 14 2003, 10:17 PM
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fdisk commands
m for menu commands
p outputs partition table.

I thought d was for delete
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