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southernbornga

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Im trying to install windows on my computer but linux is not letting me reformat Im trying to get a startup disk from windows but cant seem to find a way to do that can any one tell me how I can get a startup disk "floppy" from windows :tazz: :)
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If you are booting from the WIndoze disk then Linux is not running at all, so it is not preventing you from doing anything.

If you have a non-Windoze partition, then the install process has problems with the other partitions. You can use fdisk to remove the partitions (boot from CDROM or floppy) and then continue with the install. You can also use Knoppix or DSL OS and boot from a CD to remove the partitions (various programs, including fdisk (different), qtparted, sfdisk, etc.).

How are you trying to install? Are you booting from a CD?
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well I have a disk for xp and but i cant get it to boot from the cd so I've been trying to get a windows start up disk which i think I've figured out how to get I went to the A:/ drive and made a msdos startup disk i hope thats what i need
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Do you have the CD listed as a boot device in the bios? Is it before the hard drive?

When you try to boot from the CD, does it do anything or just ignore it? If it does not try to access it, then it might be a bios setting which you need to change.
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I've got the boot order right and all the cables and jumpers are set right it just wont boot so im trying to make a start up diskette im just hoping that it will work unfortunetly my pc is not here with me so im hoping thats all i need
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Im trying to install windows on my computer but linux is not letting me reformat Im trying to get a startup disk from windows but cant seem to find a way to do that can any one tell me how I can get a startup disk "floppy" from windows :tazz: :)


you are mad to install windows it sucks linux is much better
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not really it depends on the user, if you are a gamer or do alot of media work windows is more appropriate.
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