some questions, Windows + Linux
I am planning to install Linux Redhat 9 on a laptop machine. And have some questions.
First I want to use the Windows boot manager and not GRUB or LILO or anything else. I found instructions on how to do that here:
Does this work? I will be dual booting with WinXP Home (not Win2000 or XP pro).
Second what if I want to 'uninstall' Linux? Will I be able to simply format the Linux partition back to FAT32? Last time I tried that with a Win98 boot disk and the fdisk tool - it didn't work (it couldn't format the linux partition). Why was that? What should I use instead? Maybe the formatting tools on the redhat cd can do this? Or do I have to use something like Partition Magic.
Re: some questions, Windows + Linux
Well, I don't know if that option works described on the website, I didn't try it ...
Originally Posted by V7iktor
* Uninstall linux is easy, just rm -R / and the "filesystem" is empty from files when done. But the partition still exists.
* As far as I know you'll need to delete the partition and not format it. I think when you open fdisk (from windhooz) it will display a unknown partition or something. Delete the partition then make a new partition format it, if it's bigger than 2024mb it's automatically fat32.
* Correct me if i'm wrong but the command and tool format is only windhooz related ....
Hope this helps,