Posted on 1999-11-03
i plan to reconfigure my pc to win95.
the current condition: 3 partitions, win95, windows(originally OS/2, deleted by OS/2 fdisk, and reformated to windows but not installed operation system),and linux. started by OS/2 boot manager.
my hard drive is only 2 G so i decided it's better to just keep only 1 OS on it.
1. where should i start? use w95 fdisk to reformat the whole disk, then reinstall win95 from scratch? or just use win95 fdisk to delete the OS/2 boot manager strip then make old win95 partition as startable?i don't think w95 fdisk can make any partition startable, it can just mark it active, is active the same as startable?
2.if the latter is ok, how can i extend the win95 to whole disk? i have partition magic, but it has problem to merge the old OS/2 partition with win95.(i guess the MBR is still controled by OS/2 boot manager, and partition magic is not working well with OS/2)
3. if i have to start from scratch, do i need to worry about the MBR get corrupted?(by switch it from OS/2 format to win95 format)