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Old 09-16-2003, 05:13 PM   #1
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Is there a way to set a partition as active in the linux version of fdisk like in the windows version. i need to re-install windows on this laptop but the partition isn't recognized - windows fdisk does not show it as active but locks after doing anything so changes made aren't saved. if you know a way or another program that can set the partition as active please let me know
 
Old 09-16-2003, 05:23 PM   #2
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Not sure but cfdisk and parted may be of help. try to google them. I do know that reinstalling windows whole trying to save linux is difficult at best maybe impossible, but again I never did it.
 
Old 09-16-2003, 05:28 PM   #3
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i'm not trying to save linux - linux is already gone completely and i have a fat32 partition for 98 but it will not set active in windows fdisk is the only problem. will try cfdisk.
 
Old 09-16-2003, 05:32 PM   #4
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win98 will format and set active for you. Just fdisk the whole thing to free space and pop in your cd.
 
Old 09-16-2003, 05:35 PM   #5
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win98 fdisk locks up though, have tried several floppies but after i make any changes i can't do anything else and have to reboot to get out and of course no changes are saved.
 
Old 09-16-2003, 07:28 PM   #6
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if you load your slackware disk you can use fdisk from there.
 
  


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