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i just uninstalled linux from my system using fdisk. i rebooted my system and then used fdisk to view my partition information. there is now only one primary partition like i wanted, but the usage is only 88% where it used to be 100%. what happened to that other 12% and how do i get it back?
ok. i had win95 and linux installed. win95 was installed on the first partition and linux on the second. i used DOS fdisk to delete the linux partition. Then to see if the deletion went ok, i rebooted and ran DOS fdisk. i saw the percentages by using the view partition table in fdisk. before i installed linux i viewed the partition table and saw that the only partition usage was 100% but now it is down to 88%.
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Your question is not very clear, please explain further:

- Which operating systems did you have (including Linux) and how were they distributed in your hard disk (partition table)?
- How do you see this 88% or 100% usage?
- Which fdisk did you use ( DOS/W95 or Linux or other)?
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Dos does not see all ther partitions.  You can use a diskmanager provided by the disk manufacturer for best results or use Fdisk from your windows95 setup disk to completely wipe the drive.
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