reformatting a disk for windows98
haniganwork at earthlik.net
Sun Aug 12 12:04:03 UTC 2007
On Sat, 2007-08-11 at 21:08 -0700, Brian Beattie wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-08-11 at 22:44 -0500, Linda Hanigan wrote:
> > I have an unused computer setting around that has unbuntu installed on
> > the hard drive. I replaced it with a newer and faster computer. My son
> > really wants to play his sisters old win98 games. Since I still have a
> > Win 98 CD for the computer I thought about reinstalling win 98 on it for
> > him. Does anybody know what I have to do to reformat the drive as a
> > vfat?
> > I assume boot from cd and run
> > mkfs.vat /dev/hda
> If you wipe out the partition table Win98 will install itself.
> dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda count=100 will zero out hte first 100 blocks
> of the disk which should do it.
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Thanks that worked perfect.
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