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    Question win98 re-install


    i just found out that its possible 2 dual boot a pc. i already installed ubuntu, how do i put win98 back in if my cd drive says unable to mount?? my pc boots cdrom 1st but it still loads ubuntu...i want windows cause i eventually want xp so i can use my zune. windows is also easier to accept hardware,,my cdrom & usb's worked fine, but wen i partitioned & installed linux, it cant find my dvdrom, i cant install the software for my wifi usb stick that's linux compatible;therefore not detecting my wireless di-624 by dlink..

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    ok when the cd for widows 98 starts up it says:

    Microsoft Windows 98 CD-ROM Startup Menu
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    ______________________________________

    1. Boot from Hard Disk
    2. Boot from CD-ROM

    Enter a choice: _ "

    pick 2
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    and then on the second menu it says:

    "Microsoft Windows 98 Startup Menu
    _______________________________
    _______________________________

    1. Start Windows 98 Setup from CD-ROM.
    2. Start computer with CD-ROM support.
    3. Start computer without CD-ROM support.

    Enter a choice: _"

    enter 1

    this should get you to setup
    if you have any other problems post them i'm some what of a windows 98 expert
    i hope this helps

    P.s. You should partition your drive before you start the windows 98 disk cant partition it.
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    how do i partition??

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    its a little tricky to setup dual boot when one installs Windows after Linux. Windows should be installed first.
    you have fresh install of Ubuntu . i suggest you to delete Linux Partitions, install Windows, create free space and re-install Ubuntu. Ubuntu installer will setup dual boot itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper View Post
    its a little tricky to setup dual boot when one installs Windows after Linux. Windows should be installed first.
    you have fresh install of Ubuntu . i suggest you to delete Linux Partitions, install Windows, create free space and re-install Ubuntu. Ubuntu installer will setup dual boot itself.
    damn im confused...i still dont kno how 2 partition

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    For working with or deleting partitions, I recommend the Gparted LiveCD:

    GParted -- LiveCD

    It's a small download/burn, it's easy to use, and there is very good documentation on their website.
    oz

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    ok, download the iso file & it will boot wit pc,ok,,but then wat?? will it just say linux somewhere & then i just delete it?? or do i gotta find it sumwhere?? also, can i just hook my hdd up 2 another pc and partition thru winxp???cuz i have no blanks rite now..

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    so i got 2 hdd's, both fat32. but wen i put my win98 disc in it says it cant install cause no hard drive (but it is[2]) or because they need a special device driver,,,then i decided since that didnt work (afta hours or partitioning & formatting,on another pc [& tested working]) i wud put Ubuntu back on 1st,,,then after installation & resizing my partition, it asks 2 restart, then i click it & wen my pc reboots, it says no operating system found!!! i installed 2wice from my live cd...can nebody help????

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    boot up from LiveCD, Open Terminal and execute this
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    post output here.
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