Can I change existing DOS partition to Linus native?

I've got a second hard drive with 10 partitions of approximately 2 gigs each. Can I change one of these partitions to Linux native and install Linux there?  Do I use DOS fdisk to delete the partition first, and then Linux fdisk to create the Linux partition?  What do I need to be careful about? Thanks
dfrancoAsked:
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laeuchliConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Yes, you can change on of these partions to linux. As long as you know that Everything on it will be deleted you don't have to be carfull. Just use the linux fdisk or whatever other partion tool that comes with you linux and change the partions type to ext2. However, you might want to use fips, to resize one of your partions into 2, on 1960mb, and the other 40mb. That way you can change the smaller one into a linux swap partion.
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dfrancoAuthor Commented:
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dfrancoAuthor Commented:
Thanks. Just what I needed to know.
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