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Old 08-14-2003, 12:22 AM   #1
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frustrated to the point of crying

Ok I'm completely fed up with linux (RH9) I just want to get it off of my computer and put win 98 on, but I have no idea how to do it and I've read all this stuff about deleting the 'nux partitions and running f disk and so on and so forth but I'm more confused then ever. yes I admit to being a noob I don't care just please help me somebody. I put the windows disk in but all I can do is open it up it won't run or anything it says Nautilus has no installed viewer capable of displaying "/mnt/cdrom/setup.exe" .
Please help me I'm so frustrated.
Old 08-14-2003, 12:39 AM   #2
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Reboot with the disk in the drive and your bios set to boot from CD. If that doesn't work, it isn't bootable. So get a boot floppy and boot your system - you may need to find a DOS/Win driver for your CD and edit an autoexec.bat on the floppy to initialize it. Then do 'D:\setup.exe' or whatever.

But, rather than doing that, what's wrong with your RH? Or maybe some other distro would do ya better?
Old 08-14-2003, 01:26 AM   #3
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You should have a windows boot floppy (with fdisk on it), first.

Then you should check your BIOS (hold DEL while rebooting probably) to see if you can boot from CD. If not, get hold of a CD Driver floppy before you go on.

If you have done these things, then put the win98 boot floppy in the drive and reboot. Run fdisk off the floppy to clear all partitions on your hard drive (assuming you don't mind losing any data) and then try putting the CD in and running setup.

Win98 has a very hard time installing on a drive that has had linux on it though (at least in my experience) so be patient. If it doesn't work, just keep trying.

Once you've got it re-installed, I'd go for a dual-boot system Best of both worlds!

Good luck!



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