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HDD partition

I have 2 HDD. My primary master is 4.3 with win98 OS. The second one contains Linux in one of them. The other partition in my second HDD is dos. I want to remove the linux partition and make it dos format.
Can I do it without loosing my second dos partition in my second hdd.
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rayt333Commented:
Not if you use FDISK, If you have partition you may be able to remove the Linus partition and create one without losing the second partition with the DOS on it
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rayt333Commented:
Left part of that out  
Should have said "if you have Partition Magic you may be able to remove ......"
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cumboCommented:
If the Linux partition is an extended
partition you can do it with fdisk without disturbing the primary partition. If it is the primary you can try PM as Ray stated.

Cumbo
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ZerquishCommented:
Okya, Linux partitions are totally not the same as DOS partitions... There is no stuff like "Extended". There is "Data" and there is "Swap". You can't remove it without loosing your second partition with FDISK. You can try with Partition Magic, but I doubt it. But Linux can read/write all partitions (yes, i know... NTFS is still in alpha-stadum...). So if I were you I'd dump all my stuff on an other hard disk and then re-partition the hard drive.
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PraKashAuthor Commented:
Well is partition magic a freeware? Anyway Linux is an extended partition. I do not have a boot sequence in that HDD. So if I use fdisk, should I address it as hd2? I have done this before, and lost the data, and so I do not wish to do this again.
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PraKashAuthor Commented:
Well I tried that before but am left with no HDD at present so am left with no other option other than to remove the Linux without abackup. I know there are 2 partitions, 92 and 93 for Linux and swap. So there is no other way is it?
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3408Commented:
Can you still access your linux? If you can, you can use Linux FDisk of Disk Druid to remove the linux partitions and install new dos partitions.
(you do have to use a linux boot disk)

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PraKashAuthor Commented:
I can make a linux boot disk. But then again will it be successful? Do I need to have a backup still?
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3408Commented:
I think you have a really good change this will work, but 100%. No can't guarantee it.
If you don't have a backup, can't you simulate it at another machine?

3408
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PraKashAuthor Commented:
Well if that is the only option then I will have to go for that then.
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