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Zed
10-19-2000, 07:42 AM
I am not sure if the title is accurate, but basically what i want to do is to revert all my linux partitions back into the format that msdos and windows can use...FAT32? not sure...but all i know is that microsoft cannot read linux formatted partitions, and i want to format my entire disk back into the way it was before linux was installed. thanks

Mark B
10-19-2000, 09:26 AM
Just boot from a DOS floppy, run FDISK and choose option 3 to delete a parition and then option 4 to delete a Non-DOS partition. You will then need to create a new DOS partition and once this is done just reboot and format it.

Mark

der King Mongo
10-19-2000, 10:18 PM
In my own experience, you can't use DOS-based apps to remove the Linux partitions. You'll need the setup utility or whatever you used to create the Linux partitions to remove them. Just delete the Linux partitions, then do the boot with DOS diskette, etc.

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Mark B
10-20-2000, 12:21 PM
MS Windows 98 version of FDISK.EXE dated 04-23-99 will allow the removal of a non-DOS partition.

Mark

Daniel J Matthews
11-14-2000, 02:01 PM
you cant do it from Linux

sorry to tell you this

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