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Old 09-17-2001, 02:56 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Uninstalling Linux 7.0


After installing Linux, if i have to restore the drive partitioned with linux to fat32, how do I do it?
 
Old 09-17-2001, 09:19 AM   #2
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Delete the partition, create a new one, then format it as FAT32.

cheers

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Old 09-20-2001, 02:32 PM   #3
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Sorry for interruption of this topic, but i have the similar problem.

I have two physical drives, primary master (C: , hda) and secondary slave (D: , hdd ). d: was partitioned by linux setup for it's solely use and became / . 7000 mb for Linux Native, 128 mb for swap.

Unfortunately, Linux doesn't load, displays just first letter "L" of "LILO" line. Loading from boot diskette is fine and brings command prompt without any GUI.

But the worst problem now is unability to load Win98 even via startup diskette. It prints VFAT error screen, system halts. I didn't do any partition chacnges to primary master (C:), where Win98 is.

So how can i restore normal booting of Win98?

Thanks,

TripleA
 
Old 09-21-2001, 02:44 AM   #4
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triplea, you should be able to restore win98 by using the msdos command fdisk /mbr. If you have a windows emergency disk or just a bootable msdos disk that has fdisk on it, then just boot up and run that command. You should be able to boot into windows unless something else is wrong. After this, the only way you'll be able to get into linux is the linux boot disk.
 
Old 09-27-2001, 04:16 AM   #5
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How do you actually delete the Linux partition, when FDisk doesnt recognise it?

I have no experience of UNIX/LINUX

steve

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Delete the partition, create a new one, then format it as FAT32.

cheers

Jamie...
 
Old 09-29-2001, 12:46 AM   #6
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depends...

Remove native, swap, and boot partitions used by Linux:


Start the box with the Linux setup floppy disk, type fdisk at the command prompt, and then press enter.

Type p at the prompt, and then press enter to display partition information.

Type d at the prompt, and then press enter. Then, you're prompted for the partition number you want to delete. Type the number for whichever partition you want to delete, and then press ENTER to delete partition. Repeat this step untill you've wiped out the partitions that you want to get rid of.

Type w, and then press enter to write this information to the partition table.

Then, type q at the prompt, and then press enter to quit!

Nothin' to it, eh? Excuse the newbieish instructions, but if you're like me (you probably arent!), you like clarification!

HTH

*****Colonel Panic*****
 
Old 09-29-2001, 12:47 AM   #7
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sorry, excuse the subject. I foregot to change it.

SORRY!

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