View Full Version : Format linux installed harddisk - how to ?

03-08-2004, 06:30 PM
I installed Redhat 6.2 on a hardrive & now want to clear it off /aka format it to install win 98 instead.

I booted up with a win98 boot disk but could not run format or fdisk command on C: as it is recognized as.

So how do I go about it ?

03-09-2004, 06:24 AM
Boot up with your windows 98 boot disk, type fdisk and delete the non-dos partitions. Created a new partition and run format C:

03-09-2004, 08:49 AM
I'm not sure how well that works. I know fdisk from MSDOS has trouble recongnizing partitions of different types. I'm not sure it will be able to delete those partitions. Here's a different solution. Use your Red Hat linux install disk. Boot up to the partition portion of it and go in and delete all the partitions. Then save the partition table. Then go back into the Windows 98 set and go from there.

03-10-2004, 12:37 AM
For ethical reasons, I can't help here....


03-10-2004, 05:27 AM
Found 2 articles from M$ , will try & see if it works - they say that fdisk can do it.. their real unethical , they never teach how to format XP & install linux. :P