+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    5
    #1

    Default Help with Red Hat

    I installed red hat and now I can't install 98 back on my computer. I have tryed to fdisk it and format it. Can anyone help?
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  2. SS -->
  3. Grumpy old bugger RussS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Hamilton - New Zealand
    Posts
    2,109
    #2
    fdisk ... you will need to delete the non DOS partition before you can start your rebuild. I have however had one or two occasions that I needed something other than the windows fdisk to clear a drive of Linux - mostly I use System Commander for that.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  4. Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    2
    #3

    Default install win 98

    Okay,

    Duel boots are very tricky. This may be the wrong forum for you as well. Try linuxiso.org to get expert help. Windows likes to be on disk 0 of the primary partition. Windows 2000/xp has a boot.ini file that can be modified to allow a more harmonious exsistance with the compitition.

    I recommend a redhat 9.0/fedora core distro to start on. Partition the drive so that your primary partition is broken up between boot, / , and linux swap. The second partiton should be a secondary formated with the command: mkfs -t msdos /hda4Now install redhat as normal be careful to configure Grub bootloader option as Grub will be responsible for boot strapping windows and linux. Lastly boot win98 via boot disk or whatever and be sure to exacute the install script from the correct partition.

    I screwed up the first few times, but you'll get it eventually. Now I use Linux exclusively. Spend time in forums it's a wealth of information.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  5. Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Vancouver, WA
    Posts
    161

    Certifications
    A+, Network+, Studying for 70-270
    #4
    WestSeattle! I love it! There is someone on this forum that is actually from my area!
    Reply With Quote Quote  

+ Reply to Thread

Social Networking & Bookmarks