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Old 07-29-2003, 10:13 PM   #16
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try booting off your linux install cd
 
Old 07-29-2003, 10:23 PM   #17
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For your last question: Just choose "boot off CD". If you have some problems, pls refer to the below. That may help. Good luck.

I just don't understand why you refuse to use linux to do the job. Many distributions allow you to do that job without actually installing them. But Gentoo is the best on doing this i think. (I reorganized my partition tables using Gentoo Installation disk)

And my second choice will be the windows bootdisk. Just find any windows machine available and create a boot floppy there. I don't use windows 98 for a long time so plz forgive if I make any mistakes. You can create your boot floppy from "Control Panel" > "Install/Remove Programs" > "Create boot disk". I am not sure if this is what it really is but it is something like this. Boot with the floppy, you can do it with or without CD-ROM support. Then type "format c:" on the comman prompt and u r done! (supposed you only have one partition)
 
Old 07-30-2003, 02:54 AM   #18
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Originally posted by v3rb0
hmm.. boot from windows bootable floppy (or what was their oficial name, i dunno) and do `format C:`
as far i know window has no such uninstall feature..
is that wut format c does is just delete everything?
 
Old 07-30-2003, 03:39 PM   #19
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thats about the extent of it
actually its deleted as far as your eye notices ;-)
 
Old 07-30-2003, 08:32 PM   #20
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it says c is currently using other programs where it can't format, how do i shut off all programs?

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Old 07-31-2003, 12:07 AM   #21
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well if you used an actual win98 bootdisk i am going to tell you that that error is impossible...you must be trying to format from within windows itself, which is not allowed nor possible.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 12:13 AM   #22
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it's ok i restared into ms-dos and everything worked out, only problem now is getting SuSE to install...

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Old 07-31-2003, 05:41 AM   #23
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Hey Dude,

Did you change from crumb to newmodel15 in the middle of the thread?

What would that problem be? You left out the details. If they gave you a SuSe CD when you (or crumb) bought the computer, just stick that in your CD-ROM (or whatever you have) and boot the machine. I'm sure if you follow the instructions after that, you'll do fine

If you don't have a SuSe CD, go here and get what you need:
http://www.suse.com/us/private/download/index.html
There will also be installation instructions there, and you may want to print them so you can have a ready walkthrough.

This should get you started, but then, I am a and I've never installed SuSe. Debian is very easy to install, if you want to try it. There's a verbose walkthrough which will give you every little detail.

 
Old 07-31-2003, 06:43 PM   #24
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NO...
I did not change my handle, chinaman.
I dont know what newmodel is doing.

I have finally taken of pesky windows off of my computer...
THANK YOU EVERYBODY!!

To some of the other people who don't know how I did it here is what you do to summarize those replies...
-=Dont put any CD-ROM or floppy into computer=-
>>First you put your computer to SAFE MODE (hold CTRL on start-up)
>>Then choose to go to DOS promt... I think its the 5th choice
>>Later you type: "format c:" (without the quotation marks)
and then wait and $windows$ will absolutely be off
of your computer
-=Please dont do this if you dont know what formatting does to your computer=-

Last edited by crumb; 07-31-2003 at 06:51 PM.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 08:32 PM   #25
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It sure can be pesky when something you don't want on your computer won't come off.

Sorry I thought you had changed your handle. His questions just fit right into your thread. MasterC rebuked me for hijacking threads - maybe newmodel15 just accidentally hijacked yours

What will you do with your C>:\ partition now that you've removed Windoze? By the way, send an email to rebates@billgates.worldsrichestman.M$.com and he will gladly refund your original purchase price of Windoze Unless you got it the way most people where I live get Windoze (in China, copyright means "the right to copy"). Nobody pays for M$ software, but they all use it I know that really pleases Mr. Gates

What distribution of Linux will you install on your comp now? Did the store include a CD with the computer, or will you have to download one? Let us know about your "life after Windoze."
 
Old 07-31-2003, 08:49 PM   #26
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he he....don't you mean Massa Gates
...I'll be sure to emailing him.

When I bought my computer it did come furnished with a copy of ThizLinux. So, after I formatted my computer, which took out $windows$, I tried to install ThizLinux but it did not work (I created a new thread asking this question in Linux-Hardware). When it goes into the installation process it tells me to insert the ThizLinux CD BUT its already inside the drive!! I think I'll try to get myself a copy of KNOPPIX and see if that works.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 09:03 PM   #27
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K. Thanks for replying. I'll visit your new thread and watch and learn from your progress!

 
  


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