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Old 12-19-2004, 09:08 PM   #1
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Hello,
Im am 14 and i installed Debian Linux In my old ibm laptop think pad.
I went to Install windows again and i wasent thinking that windows couldent Format Linux! I can install Linux but not windows. Everytime i delete the partion and reformat it it freezes on 8 and stopes I tryed Reformating with Windows 2000, and Me Also I cannot uses no floppy disk causes the laptop is old and dose not have a floppy drive.I am not sure but if i can run Fdisk will that work? See I tryed to put win98Se Boot disk to run Fdisk on a cd But wasent bootable. Please Help lol

Your Freind
Deanznet Aka Flashmaster
 
Old 12-19-2004, 09:49 PM   #2
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I know your only 14 but dang, actually pay attention in english class and learn some spelling and grammer.

If the cd isn't bootable and you don't have access to a floppy drive, well... Your screwed and not getting windows back on it. If it has usb you can get/borrow someones usb floppy drive but most likely the computer won't be able to boot from that either.

Since the windows 2000 cd apparantly was bootable(?) you could try running fdisk in that and deleting everything. Then shut it all down and start the setup over again so its got a blank hard drive to work with.
 
Old 12-19-2004, 10:05 PM   #3
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The Only Problem is How do i run Fdisk am i just going to type
C:/ fdisk
and it should work? causes all the commands i get dont have fdisk just delete and formate and they dont work.
 
Old 12-20-2004, 01:27 AM   #4
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Download a win 98 boot disk on a floppy

http://www.bootdisk.com/

run it and will install it to a floppy if you have a windows machine to get it with, boot to that and will get a dos prompt

And it's grammar I believe
 
Old 12-20-2004, 11:21 AM   #5
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I dont have a floppy drive

I dont have a floppy drive just a cd rom drive
i tryed to make the win 98 boot disk into a bootable cd rom but dident work so what now i wanna get windows back on it????
 
Old 12-21-2004, 01:55 PM   #6
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try a bootable partitioner, like bootIt NG www.terabyteunlimited.com. That way you can wipe the hard drive, and then re-install
 
Old 12-21-2004, 02:45 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by Caeda
I know your[1] only 14 but dang, actually pay attention in english class and learn some spelling and [2]grammer.

[1] *you're
[2] *grammar

Why pick on others, when your spelling/grammar really isn't all that hot either?

Cheers
 
Old 12-21-2004, 04:02 PM   #8
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microsoft/linux Idea

microsoft/linux good idea! one probelm how? is it bootable so i can pop the cd in and boot up with it? or do i have to install to a desktop? causes i cannot get on anything but linux and i am not so sure how to uses linux so please replay
 
Old 12-21-2004, 08:06 PM   #9
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It's bootable, however, it asks everytime you boot it up to install it on the harddrive, I alway say no, but if you want to go ahead. Wiping the hard drive with this utility takes, a while so be warned. Sorry to hear you're leaving linux, I personally have both linux and windows installed on my laptop. I also use debian, if you have a large enought harddrive, when you get windows, re-installed, think about dual booting. It's a great way to learn linux without losing windows.

Oh, and by the way, I'm 16, so it's not impossible to do.
 
Old 12-21-2004, 08:10 PM   #10
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Thanks

Can you just tell me how to boot it and tell me what files i need? please lol me stupied

thanks
And i will go back to linux just need windows on the laptop for a new years party
 
Old 12-21-2004, 08:20 PM   #11
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first of all, can you burn CDs under Debian?

go to http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/purchase.html and click the button in the upper left hand corner, that says "DOWNLOAD" it will download a zip folder, unzip it, burn the iso image to a cd, reboot and it should work
 
Old 12-21-2004, 08:25 PM   #12
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Thats it? Easy as that?> I was going to burn the cd under windows xp and than boot it in my laptop.... you got an email i can contact u instead of using this fourm such as hotmail, aim, yahoo
 
Old 12-21-2004, 08:32 PM   #13
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I download it and ran the boot.exe i dident change the option besides to make the iso it made it but not to a cd now what do i do i have the iso.......
 
Old 12-21-2004, 08:33 PM   #14
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yeah, easy as that. mandebian@gmail.com if you really want to, but if we use the forum it allows for other people to see the results, so that if other people have the same trouble, they can search and find the answer
 
Old 12-21-2004, 08:36 PM   #15
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yes thats true but its a faster way of contacting you lol
 
  


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