I'm very close to doing the re-format before I freshly partition and reinstall Windows 98, with the addition of Mandrake Linux 9.2.
I just need to make sure I haven't got anything wrong with the process, so I'd appreciate it if you guys could check it over.
*Format C: from DOS prompt
*Reboot with a FDISK boot disk in the floppy drive
*Will I need to delete the existing C: partition here?
*Partition (10GB C: (Win98), 15 GB Extended Logical 1 (Documents and such), 15GB left over
*Install Win98 (hoping it goes into C: :P)
*Reboot from DVD drive with the Mandrake install CD in the drive
*Go through Mandrake install
One thing I'd like to ask: I'm looking for the best performance from my relatively old PC after this, and so it makes sense to put the FAT32 documents partition at the end of the drive, yes? Thing is, how do I achieve this when I have to do the FAT32 partitioning before the Linux install? Can the Mandrake installer create the extra FAT32 partition when it creates its own Ext2 (or whichever) partitions?