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Old 05-05-2004, 05:11 AM   #1
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Question how to format mandrake 9.2 ?




I'm trying to install windows 2000 on my dell dimension 233a for a course and don't know how to successfully format mandrake. The windows 2000 cd i use is machine specific to dell and doesn't recognise the computer as a dell anymore. Is this to do with mandrake 9.2 changing something? Any response would be greatly appreciated, thanks
 
Old 05-05-2004, 05:27 AM   #2
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If you have a bootdisk (floppy) boot from that and issue fdisk /mbr and fdisk and format.

If you don't have one, I normally go to www.putergeek.com - as they have a range of bootdisks.

Check my public bookmarks (see my signature), there are instructions in there from Microsoft on how to remove Linux and reinstall Windows.

BTW - if you don't want to lose Linux altogether you could always dual boot. Just partition your hard drive into 2 empty partitions, install Windows into the first partition and the Linux into the second.
 
Old 05-05-2004, 05:32 AM   #3
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thanks a lot! i will try that out now- much appreciated
 
  


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