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need help reformatting hd

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by daveyp225, Sep 30, 2003.

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  1. daveyp225

    daveyp225 Thread Starter

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    Hey, no one is alive in the linux section so i'm lookin for help here..
    (Moderators-remove if i'm violating a rule)
    I am trying to reformat the hd, but am using linux redhat9. I want to get rid of that and install win98 again.
    Is there any way to access DOS from linux, or was that wiped out? Linux is just a real bother to me..
    Any help is appreciated. Thanks a lot.
     
  2. NiteHawk

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    Start by getting a Windows 98 SE boot disk from here:

    http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm

    d/l the Windows 98 SE OEM file, save it to your HD. Note the location. Then put a clean floppy in the floppy drive and double click the downloaded file to have it CREATE the bootdisk.

    For a little reading on the subject of Fdisk and formatting a HD, go here

    http://fdisk.radified.com/

    Depending on the size of your HD, plan out the number of partitions and their size in advance.
     
  3. daveyp225

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    thanks much--evertyhing went well

    i appreciate all the help
     
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