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« on: February 04, 2005, 07:41:12 PM »
Anyone know windows's default partition names? I got my win98 machine dual boot with red hat9 and want to delete red hat, but can't remember what partitions it used.

...corse i supppose the first few would be windows :?
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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2005, 08:39:42 PM »
What are the partitions on the drive?
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2005, 09:06:22 PM »
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PARTION   STATUS         TYPE              MB          SYSTEM
1            A           PRI-DOS       3679         FAT32 L
2                         NON-DOS      102           Linux N
3                         NON-DOS       2141         Linux N
4                         EXT-DOS        251          Extended



--the extended detial says it contains a 251MB Linux S logical drive.

I assume to get rid of linux, I delete partitions 2&3, but what about 4?

I used Fdisk to find out this much, the instillation cd of redhat9 for dummies did all this for me :D
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2005, 10:56:31 PM »
I'm pretty sure EXT-DOS is created when using dual partitioning starting with a windows based system. I think there is a way to combine it into PRI-DOS, but I'm not sure how. I'd leave it there for now.

Here is some info I found on EXT-DOS
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Windows 95 OEM Service Release 2 and Windows 98
Windows 95 OEM Service Release 2 (OSR2) and Windows 98 support two new partition types (0B and 0C) to support the FAT32 file system. For additional information about FAT32, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
ARTICLE ID: 154997
TITLE : Description of the FAT32 File System

The partition types supported by OSR2 and Windows 98 are as follows:
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   Partition  Fdisk                                          Starting in
   Type       Reports      Size                  FAT Type    version
   ---------------------------------------------------------------------
   01         PRI DOS      0-15 MB               12-Bit      MS-DOS 2.0
   04         PRI DOS      16-32 MB              16-Bit      MS-DOS 3.0
   05         EXT DOS      0-2 GB                n/a         MS-DOS 3.3
   06         PRI DOS      32 MB-2 GB            16-bit      MS-DOS 4.0
   0E         PRI DOS      32 MB-2 GB            16-bit      Windows 95
   0F         EXT DOS      0-2 GB                n/a         Windows 95
   0B         PRI DOS      512 MB - 2 terabytes  32-bit      OSR2
   0C         EXT DOS      512 MB - 2 terabytes  32-bit      OSR2

Types 0E, 0F, and 0C require extended Int13 support.




Hope this helps.
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