Re: Losing Linux (Again!)
- To: email@example.com (Kent West)
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- Subject: Re: Losing Linux (Again!)
- From: Jiri Baum <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 01:55:12 +1100 (EST)
- Message-id: <E10BgTQ-00006Xfirstname.lastname@example.org>
- In-reply-to: <email@example.com> from Kent West at "Feb 12, 99 05:22:30 pm"
> Here's what I'd try:
> 1) Boot off a Win98 floppy that has the sys.com (or is it sys.exe?) and
> the fdisk.com (or is it fdisk.exe?) commands on it (or alternatively, you
> can run these commands from the hard drive).
> 2) Run "fdisk /mbr". This will "partition" the master boot record.
> 3) Then run "sys c:". This will copy the system files from the floppy to
> the hard drive.
> 4) Pop out the floppy and reboot. You should be in business.
If that doesn't work, replace step 3 with:
3a) run "fdisk", delete all partitions and create a DOS partition, mark
3b) format c: /s
It is good manners to use the `correct' fdisk to create each partition.
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