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Old 06-10-2008, 12:12 AM   #1
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Will cfdisk wipe whole drive, or just partition?

I'm in the process of converting my computer from Windows 95 to a dual boot between Windows 95 and DSL. I've got the DSL live cd running, and am using cfdisk to edit the partitions.

Here's the thing: the drive is already partitioned, on primary and one logical, both FAT. I need to change the second partition to ext file format and change its boot tag to make it bootable. If I change this, will it erase the whole drive, or just that partition?

Old 06-10-2008, 12:51 AM   #2
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If you only tell it to change one partition, then that's what will happen. However, you should always back up anything important, just in case.


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