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Old 07-18-2005, 08:55 PM   #1
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Installing Windows 98 with a Linux OS

Hi all,

Here's my dilema:

Up until today i've had Windows 98 and Linux Redhat installed on my 1st HDD, but today I was forced to format the partition with Windows on (C:\ under Dos)... now i'm in trouble. I need to install Windows '98, but things have got a little more complicated with my Linux installation on
the system. After formating the C:\ I ran Windows setup, but, the program insists on formating my E:\ (linux partition); I am thus, forced to quit the process.

I've also ran Setup.exe from the prompt, where I am instead presented with Scandisk; only, after successfully
checking C:\ and D:\ for errors, it gets to E's 'odd' filing system. If I run scandisk on E:\ and check for errors, things are bound
to screw up.

Any ideas anyone?

I'm going to want to keep the dual boot when all is done too.

Thanks all,

Old 07-18-2005, 09:26 PM   #2
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you can tell setup not to run scandisk with the /is switch ie (d:\win98\setup.exe /is).

not sure what to do with the first case.
Old 07-18-2005, 09:31 PM   #3
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I'll give that a go, but i'm pretty convinced i'll end up at the first scenario... damn Windows, it needn't even concern itself with the E:\.


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