I'm unfamiliar with Fedora.......however; if you boot up with the W98 bootdisk and at the A: prompt, type
FDISK /STATUS and press enter, please let us know what is showing.
Formatting the harddrive doesn't get rid of extra partitions...it only 'cleans/erases' the partition you use the Format command on, such as Format C:/S
If you use the FDISK command and then choose "Display Partitioning", it will tell you the size of each of the partitions you have created (when you used Partition Magic). So let us know what that also says and the order it says it.....such as
NON-MSDOS Partition XXXX bytes
C: (A) XXXX bytes
C: (A) xxxx bytes
NON-MSDOS Partition xxxx bytes
What you appear to be looking to do is have a 'dual boot' situation where you can either boot to Fedora or boot to W98, and you aren't getting the screen to do that because you used the FDISK /MBR command which I think wipes out the dual boot option in the boot.ini file in C:
That doesn't necessarily mean that Fedora isn't still installed......it just means that you aren't getting the option to boot to it.
Once we have your information, we'll see what we can do to help fix it.
Tony, First of all I have to thank you for your advise that I read in another thread regarding how to use FDISK AND DELPART.exe and the command FormatC /S. Now may be I can resume how I try to reinstall Win98SE in my Dell.
Originally I have Win98SE installed. As my daughter has to experience Linux system, so I use Partition Magic to partition the hard disk and install Fedora C2. Meantime, with 64Mo Ram, I delete Win98SE, too slow to have two systems on. I have now added 256Mo Ram and decided to reinstall Win 98SE. There began the problems until I read your above thread. I also use the command FDISK /MBR, I think it is useful to delete Fedora's GRUB. Correct me if I am wrong.
I successfully reinstall Win98SE using the whole hard disk space. Then I use Partition Magic to partition the hard disk to install immediately Fedora. Finally Fedora is installed but I cannot boot into Win98 although I have configure in the Grub. I just get the command prompt C:.As my daughter needs to run Karel++ under Windows, so I decided to format the whole disk again and reinstall Win98. But to my surprise besides the non dos partitions (I guess that they are of Fedora), there is a 600 Mo Ext dos that I cannot delete. So now I have a hard disk C less 600 Mo. My question is what is this Ext dos. (I have consulted Microsoft page but I cannot figure out ).
I am sorry to be so confused but I am working on this installation since a week and turning around. Please guide me how to install Win98 and then Fedora.