LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 09-25-2005, 11:38 AM   #1
boris the pict
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
need to uninstall debian and install win 95 pls help!


Hi,

due to work considerations i'm having to change back from debian to windows. how ever as my laptop will only handle 95 it won't boot from cd.

the laptop is with out a floppy drive so i can create a boot disk to start from there.

how can i remove debian sarge off my laptop (sob) and replace it with win95 (grinding of teeth)?

help much appreciated.

boris
 
Old 09-25-2005, 12:03 PM   #2
shamrock_uk
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Distribution: Debian 3.1, Ubuntu Breezy, Ubuntu Dapper
Posts: 30

Rep: Reputation: 15
The simplest way (assuming you've backed up any linux content you need to keep) would be to download Tom's Rescue Boot Disk, boot from floppy and use fdisk to delete your Linux partition. Then recreate a FAT one for Win95.

You will also need a boot disk that will boot you into DOS to kickstart your windows installation, pick that up from http://www.bootdisk.com Make sure the disk has CD drivers on it...

You may find that the Windows boot disk could do the first job for you, but Tom's rescue disk is a dead handy thing to have around anyway...

Last edited by shamrock_uk; 09-25-2005 at 12:05 PM.
 
Old 09-25-2005, 12:08 PM   #3
boris the pict
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
cheers for the help but one problem the laptop dosent have a floppy drive just cd and usb, saddly no external floppy as yet.

any suggestions?

boris
 
Old 09-25-2005, 12:15 PM   #4
jon_k
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Distribution: Mepis Linux 2004
Posts: 547

Rep: Reputation: 30
Quote:
Originally posted by boris the pict
cheers for the help but one problem the laptop dosent have a floppy drive just cd and usb, saddly no external floppy as yet.

any suggestions?

boris
95 Didn't support booting from CDrom did it? I know 98 did.
 
Old 09-25-2005, 12:23 PM   #5
boris the pict
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
no you had install it at a dos prompt.

how can i do this (install win95) in debian?

then if i manage to install win95 could i put the required data to completly remove debian on a usb stick?

cheers boris
 
Old 09-25-2005, 01:30 PM   #6
dudeman41465
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Location: Kentucky
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 794

Rep: Reputation: 56
You can download a Windows ME startup disk at http://filebox.vt.edu/r/rywilson/RCC/bootmec.exe. This is what I use to install older versions of Windows. Just download the thing to make an ME startup disk, then boot from the floppy, with your Windows CD in place. When prompted tell the computer to start with CD-ROM. Then at your A prompt type "fdisk" and it will put you into a text based partition manager. Just delete all of you Linux partitions and then create one Logical DOS partition and make it as big as your entire hard drive. Then you may exit, and restart the computer. Boot from the floppy again and again tell it to start with CD-ROM support. At your A prompt type "format C:". This will format your newly created Windows partition using the FAT32 file system. At the end of the boot sequence it will assign your CD-ROM drive a letter and tell you what it is. Most commonly it is D. Then switch it to a D prompt by typing "D:" and pressing enter. Then just type setup and press enter.

Last edited by dudeman41465; 09-25-2005 at 01:33 PM.
 
Old 09-26-2005, 01:47 PM   #7
shamrock_uk
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Distribution: Debian 3.1, Ubuntu Breezy, Ubuntu Dapper
Posts: 30

Rep: Reputation: 15
You can boot some Linux distros off USB pen drives, perhaps you could find a boot disk for Win95 that also works like that?

What about a network card, can you do a network install of Win95? Beg borrow or steal an external floppy drive?
 
Old 09-26-2005, 01:53 PM   #8
jmr71769
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: East Coast, USA
Distribution: Gentoo, Debian, Slack, FreeBSD
Posts: 82

Rep: Reputation: 15
Dude, Win95?

...
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
can't install or uninstall debian pkg wooshyFox Linux - Newbie 2 02-22-2005 04:06 PM
uninstall linux/install win xp ayaman Linux - Newbie 8 09-11-2004 01:34 PM
pls pls pls help me ! i'm tired with httpd config on fedora apache 2.0.48 AngelOfTheDamn Fedora 0 01-24-2004 05:12 PM
debian install from win/hdd bxb32001 Linux - Software 2 05-24-2001 06:51 AM
debian install from hdd/win partition bxb32001 Linux - Newbie 0 05-24-2001 06:05 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:17 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration