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How do I prepare a hard drive that has been used for Windows 98 for use with Linux?
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If you don't care anymore about the data on your hard drive, you could use fdisk to delete your partition.

Another possibility, when you have a original bootable cd, is to boot from this cd and use the partition tool that is delivered with your linux.  In your manual there should be a description how using it.

Most Linux CD's come with a partitioning tool that partitions your HDD to use a Linux O/S.  Make sure the partition starts at the 1024th sector or before or it won't be bootable.

When I installed Linux, I used partition magic 4.0 because it is much easier to use.

If you do not have a bootable CD, and install boot disk is avaiable (I don't know the url but I can send you a copy if you need one)

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