reformatting a disk for windows98

James Takac p3nndrag0n at
Sun Aug 12 22:33:01 UTC 2007

On Monday 13 August 2007 02:21:45 cj wrote:
> 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
> >                     Linda
> try using wine.
> to install wine, type:
> sudo apt-get install wine
> i definately do not recommend installing windows 98 at all. Ubuntu is
> more stable then windows 98 and more secure as well.
> --cj

I agree as well. And the win98 progs should run under wine. Can try and check 
if anyone has tried to run them via and searching 
the database there. Or maybe there are linux equivs of these games?


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