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Newbie Uninstalling Linux 6.1

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recently, a friend gave me a computer with linux suse 6.1 on it.  i know _*absolutely nothing*_ about linux, how it works or any commands, and i'd like to remove it all and put on MS-DOS instead, to setup windows 95 later.  the computer has nothing but linux on it and is a 486/66

thanks a ton, d'niJaguar
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Ok, make a dos boot disk, (if you can't make one, I can get you one) and type fdisk. You can delete linux partions and create dos partions with it. Then type fdisk /mbr
Then you have to load the cdrom drivers and goto the cd dir by typing x: where x is the name of the cd drive. Then type setup. If you don't have any cd drivers, you might need to buy win98, as that comes with cd drivers. If you need any more help or clearifcation just post.
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thanks for the reply, but i still need a little more help.

1.  i have another computer with win95 on it.  i've made a "rescue disk" for windows on that machine, will this work as a DOS boot floppy?

2.  the CDROM works under linux, is there any way to get CD drivers from it, and use them to set up the CD in DOS?

and to clarify...
when i boot to DOS, the ONLY command i execute is:  fdisk/mbr, right? i don't do anything else with it?

thanks a lot, i asked a lot here, so i'll try to raise the points for you.

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no, you can't get the cd drivers from linux :-(. The win disk will do nicly for a boot disk, and before you do fdisk /mbr, you need to type fdisk, and delete all the linux partions, and maybe make a dos partion. The program explains itself pretty well.
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thanks for the help, i'll try that...
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