I'm getting ready to install linux on my primary PC which is already set up with Win98 on a 10.8 GB Hard drive. When I installed, I used Western Digital's EZ-Drive software to recognize the full drive. Using this utility, I divided my drive into a primary FAT32 and an extended partition (about 4 GB) I never used the extended partition (saving it for Linux) I'm going to use Partition Magic to delete the ext. FAT32 part. (PM can see the WD overlay software from EZ drive). I'm going to install linux and place LILO on the MBR of the drive, with the default to Windows on bootup ( I share this machine with my wife and kids who only use Windows)
Here's the question..
If I decide to remove linux at some point (make drive space, whatever), how do I remove LILO from the MBR, short of fdisk? Should I use a 3rd party boot manager instead (Boot Magic or system commander)?? I think I know the answer will be to delete the WIN 98 partition and reinstall if I don't use the boot manager, but that's not much fun.. (I'll back up anyway) Thanks in advance.