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Repartitioning back to DOS

by kelmstrom / January 1, 2005 5:51 AM PST

I installed Fedora on my secondary hard drive, and now need to uninstall and turn the drive back into a dos drive to use with W98.

Since dos no longer recognizes the drive, how do I repartition and reformat?

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All too easy.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 2, 2005 1:19 AM PST

Make a dos boot disk by running win98se from www.bootdisk.com then add DELPART.EXE to said disk. Boot that, use DELPART to remove which partition you wish, use FDISK to create the new partition and then use FORMAT to prepare it.

Done in one diskette.

Bob

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not tooooo easy!
by kelmstrom / January 2, 2005 6:26 AM PST
In reply to: All too easy.

Hello,

Thank you for your response. Once I deleted the linux partition, fdisk doesn't find it. What am I doing wrong?

Kathy

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Yes, that's right.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 2, 2005 7:37 AM PST
In reply to: not tooooo easy!

After you delete it, you use FDISK to create a new one...

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DOH!
by kelmstrom / January 3, 2005 5:13 AM PST
In reply to: Yes, that's right.

I get it now.

Thank you very much for your help.

Kathy

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