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Old 02-21-2004, 07:30 PM   #1
seanz6688
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Exclamation is this possible??????


im going to install SuSE linux 9.0 FTP tonight probably. if i do this and SuSE messes up my computer royally and something doesnt work is there a way i can stick in my reformatting discs and put in windows and bring by computer back to running under windows? ... in simpler terms if i put linux in and then i try to put windows back in by putting in the discs that i reformat my pc with will it bring windows back and get rid of linux?
 
Old 02-21-2004, 07:39 PM   #2
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Yes it will.
 
Old 02-21-2004, 07:42 PM   #3
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woot looks like ill be installing linux tonight.
 
Old 02-22-2004, 03:03 AM   #4
Robert52
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May I humbly offer a debug script to remove non DOS partitions? This is what I use when I botch a Linux install or get tired of what's on my hard drive and I want to get rid of everything on the drive, including partition info that fdisk can't seem to remove. I know of no other way to make the drive more blank. (except to expose it to a strong magnetic field) Here it is:

Boot with a windoze 98 boot disk.
type the following lines and hit enter after each one.
debug
f 200 l1000 0
a cs:100
mov ax,301
mov bx,200
mov cx,1
mov dx,80
int 13
int 20
(just hit enter once now)
g

it should say "program terminated normally". Just reboot and run fdisk and format and install any darn thing you want.

Hugs and kisses,
Robert
 
Old 02-22-2004, 03:06 AM   #5
Robert52
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Sorry for the simple text, look closely at the first line of commands, it is phonetically: ef space two hundred space el onethousand space zero (enter).
 
  


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