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Remove Linux Partition Without Using Linux


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#1 frogster

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 04:40 PM

Hi,

I use Windows 98SE. I had also installed RedHat Linux as well after partitioning my hard drive. I would now like to completely remove linux from my hard drive AND do a complete reinstall of Windows 98SE (it has become very buggy). I therefore backed up all my important files and created a Windows 98 boot disk. I also have my Windows 98SE recovery CD.

I tried a complete reinstall of Windows 98SE using the "reformat hard drive" option. It reinstalled Windows properly but it did not remove the linux partition. Searching the Web, I found a method to remove the linux partition which requires the Linux installation CD which I unfortunately no longer have.

Is there a way to do this without using Linux?

Thanks,
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Posted 06 February 2006 - 06:50 PM

Yes, there is. Once your computer has booted with the w98 boot disk, type "FDISK" (with no quotes, of course); and choose the proper option from the list to remove a partition, then; choose the option to remove a non-DOS partition, and you are done. Create and activate a new partition before exiting fdisk and don't forget to restart the system so the changes take effect. After restarting, format the partition created and re-install Windows.

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 09:41 AM

Thank you! It worked.

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 12:47 PM

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Good! Glad to be helpful.




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