I was given a computer with Linux installed as the operating system. The hard drive is password protected so I can only get it to boot to the point of it asking for username and password. All I want to do is get rid of the Linux and install this hard drive into my good computer with a fresh load of Win XP. Your help is much appreciated - Thanks
Thanks for the reply - I put the drive in my computer and and booted with a win98 CD and just got stuck when trying to remove partions - does the Win XP CD operate different? I only have the Win98 at home with me , I left the XP at work.
Just tried everything with Win98 cd and no luck - it would never actually see the C drive, just a virtual C ram drive which I could not run FDisk or Format from. Even tried a Compaq Recovery Tools CD I made from my XP computer and that looked like it was going to work then came up with an error message " Not for this type system" or something like that.
This hard drive has nothing on it except the Linux OS - I guess this will have to wait til next week unless you have another idea - Thanks
What's the equivalent of FDISK for Linux ? If that OS is still all right, I don't see reason why you could not start the partitioning tool of Linux, and try to reconfigure that one (although if all is on 1 drive with a working OS, this is what I refer to as the suicide-config ... no options at all when something goes wrong). Maybe next time think about a smart config ? Or you could take your floppy/USB/CD/DVD/BlurRay boot-disk ...
My real computer has XP on it. And I thought of putting the Linux drive into that box as a secondary drive and then running FDISK but I am cocerned that I or it might FDISK my XP drive and that would not be a good thing.
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