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Old 10-18-2001, 07:57 PM   #1
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How to format my linux drive back to fat32


how do i format all these linux partitions on my drive and get fat32 back
 
Old 10-18-2001, 08:40 PM   #2
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use fdisk, and you can fdisk /mbr to get rid of the boot loader if you have one... then you can boot using a windows disk of your choice and format from there.
 
Old 10-18-2001, 10:42 PM   #3
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once when I was attempting this I ran into problems with windows fdisk not recognising the linux partitions. So I would reccomend booting into linux (with a boot disk if you already killed lilo) and using linux's fdisk to remove all linux partitions, then reboot into win and setup the new fat partition and format

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Old 10-19-2001, 09:59 AM   #4
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i tried to use fdisk it does not work it say's incorect dos version and i tried to boot from a win98 disk nothing i have no computer till i can figure out how to remove this darn linux partition using 19GIG of my drive
 
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If you can get your hands on a copy of partition magic it will do what you want.
 
Old 10-19-2001, 10:42 AM   #6
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i tried to use fdisk it does not work it say's incorect dos version and i tried to boot from a win98 disk nothing i have no computer till i can figure out how to remove this darn linux partition using 19GIG of my drive
boot using a linux install disk and use either fdisk there or maybe diskdruid or something to repartition your drive.. then after writing the partitions reboot and then try using your dos or win disk...
 
  


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