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Romoving Linux Partitions From System

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I have a system in which I had installed Redhat Linux 6.1. I installed it to dual boot btwn Win98 and Linux.  I split the 10GB HDD 50/50. Now I would like to delete all the linux partitions and somehow combine the 50% I used for Linux back with Windows98.  I Now have another system dedicated to Linux OS.

I attemped to use fdisk from the win98 CD to delete the linux partition. it shows up as an extended partition, but when I attempt to delete it it says it has a logical dos drive, so i attempt to delete the logical dos drive and it says there are none. So there is no way for me to even re-fdisk the linux portion of my hardrive to make it another drive under my Win98 OS.  

I also tried the disk druid during the installation process of linux to delete all the partitions, but it won't continue unless I have at least a root partition and enough in the /usr partition to install the basic packages.

If anyone has a solution let me know

thanks
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Question by:118morpheus
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You need to get hold of a redhat 6.0 installation CD. You cannot use fdisk to remove the Linux partition, so you where right to try disk druid, unfortunately, RH6.1 (and 6.2) won't allow you to just remove partitions.

Concerning the free space, You will probably need some 3rd party partition software to do that. fips will split a partition, but as far as i know, it won't patch it together again. I would advise you to rather repartition the whole drive once you have the Linux partition removed.
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Try Partition magic. Install it and run it under Windows98. It allows you to delete/create/move/resize partitions. That should fix the problem.
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by:118morpheus
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Thanks for your answer. I havn't tried it, but it sounds good.  I was able to do it by reinstalling the basic linux package and then using the linux fdisk I was able to delete all partitions and keep my win98 one...
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