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Old 08-13-2003, 11:25 PM   #1
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Exclamation partitioning and installing win 98 AFTER RH9 is installed?:S

Ok... I realize that I've done this backwards, but I have to admit I really don't know what I'm doing so, if someone could help me I'd be really greatful. I want to partition my drive and put windows 98 on it, because I'm having a hard time with 'nux and can't figure out how to do anything:S but I don't want to give up on it yet. I realize it'd be a lot of explaining, but if someone could PLEASE tell me either how to uninstall RH9 or how to partition my drive and put 98 on it?
Old 08-14-2003, 01:36 AM   #2
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there are a couple other threads in this same forum where you can find some advice on this....

when in doubt, I go to and type in my question, I usually find that someone else has had the same problem already...

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when you install win98, sometimes it wants to take up the whole disk, thanks to windows and their proprietary scheme. but be sure to make a boot disk for linux before you install windows.

put floppy in a drive and type:

uname -r

this will tell you the kernel version you are running.

then type

mkbootdisk versiongivenbyunamecommand

this way if you install windows and it doesn't try to format whole drive and take over, you can still boot linux. once you do this and if it works reply here and i will try to help you make it dual boot. or just stick floppy in to boot redhat. also, make a boot disk for windows. so if we mess up trying to dual boot, you can stick windows boot disk in and at A: prompt type:

fdisk /mbr

to rewrite your windows master boot record. and that way you will still have floppy to boot linux and we can try to fix the dual boot again. i make mistakes sometimes, but have done what you are looking for. just like to have backup plan in case something goes wrong. good luck.


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