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I recently got a used Dell Inspiron 7500 laptop that has GRUB installed with Win98 and Red Hat Linux partitions/boots on one HD. I want to get rid of Linux, it's disk partition, and Grub so that I just have one full partition of Win98 ( I have another laptop with Linux only so don't rib me for going Win98). Ideally I don't want to re-install Win98 but will if I have too. I don't have any the Red hat install/setup CD's What is the best way to do this? Thanks....

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    I recently got a used Dell Inspiron 7500 laptop that has
    GRUB installed with Win98 and Red Hat Linux partitions/boots on one HD.
    I want to get rid of Linux, it's disk partition, and Grub so
    that I just have one full partition of Win98 ( I have another
    laptop with Linux only so don't rib me for going Win98).
    Ideally I don't want to re-install Win98 but will if I have too.
    I don't have any the Red hat install/setup CD's

    What is the best way to do this?

    Thanks.
    nearly Guest

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    On 4 Dec 2003 10:10:36 -0800, com (nearly blind) wrote:
     

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    mjt Guest

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    nearly blind wrote: 

    The easiest way is to use recent version of Partition Magic (6.0 - 8.0) to

    1) Delete all the aportition except the Win98 partition
    2) Move and expand the Win98 partion to fill the entire disk.
    3) Set it active.

    To just remove GRUB, use a Windows boot floppy and

    fdisk /mbr

    /dan

    Daniel Guest

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    nearly blind wrote: 

    New RedHat CDs ?

    Here are pointers to mirror (download) sites.

    http://wwww.futuredesktop.org/how2burn.html#mirrors

    Section "Installation of some major Linux systems"


    All the best

    // os moma
    http://wwww.futuredesktop.org





    osmoma Guest

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    osmoma wrote: 
    >
    >
    > New RedHat CDs ?
    >
    > Here are pointers to mirror (download) sites.
    >
    > http://wwww.futuredesktop.org/how2burn.html#mirrors
    >
    > Section "Installation of some major Linux systems"
    >
    >
    > All the best
    >
    > // os moma
    > http://wwww.futuredesktop.org
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >[/ref]

    Try this link instead

    http://www.futuredesktop.org/how2burn.html#mirrors

    -;)


    osmoma Guest

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    "nearly blind" <com> wrote in message
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    The best way to do it ?


    move the win98 partition to be at the start of the disk,

    expand it to fill the disk.

    rewrite the MBR ("fdisk /mbr" does this )



    Leon. Guest

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    "Leon." <net> wrote in message
    news:rivernet.com.au... 
    >
    >
    > The best way to do it ?
    >
    >
    > move the win98 partition to be at the start of the disk,
    >
    > expand it to fill the disk.
    >
    > rewrite the MBR ("fdisk /mbr" does this )[/ref]

    Umm. Partition Manager *will* misnumber your partitions in many such cases.
    If you had a "/boot" as your first partition, Windows as your second
    partition, and "/" as your third partition and try this stunt, Partition
    Manager will proceed to move "partition 2" to the beginning of your disk,
    and create any new partition as "partition 1" even if it's later on the
    disk. Stupid, but true, and it confuses the hell out of some installation
    tools.


    Nico Guest

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