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I installed Mandrake 8.1 about a year ago and don't exactly know what I did. I think that I first partitioned the hard drive using a utility tool called "f..something?" instead of using Partition Magic because it was free and Partition Magic was'nt. The directions said to defrag first. I made a Linux and a Dos partition and am using a boot option to go to Windows 98 or Linux. Now my question......How do I uninstall Linux and recover the Linux partition to Dos, without reformatting and loosing everything? If you can walk me through this, you will be a GOD in my book!
Make a win98 bootdisk.
Use the Linux fdisk utility to delete the linux partitions.
Set comp to boot from floppy,put win98 bootdisk in and start comp.At the dos prompt type fdisk/mbr and press enter.
There,now I have to go shower
I can't use my mouse in Linux. Can you tell me how to get to the Linux fdisk utility? I should be able to take it from there. Again, i appreciate the help. I want to start all over trying Mandrake 9.0.
Hmm.... I may be doing a few things wrong. I get to the linux prompt ok then It says to enter a root password. I enter what I thought was the password but it doesn't accept it. so I enter a login and then the same password and it accepts it, But. I think that it logs me in as a user instead of into the root? So when I type fdisk, it says invalid command or soething like that. Any advice for me ?