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DOS boot floppy with FDISK to remove any existing partitions

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I wish to install Solaris 9 on an X86 laptop. I have XP already installed on it that I wish to wipe. I am informed I need to do this with a DOS boot floppy with FDISK to remove any existing partitions. Haven't got one of these so how do I go about doing it? I have a copy of Partition Magic so does that contain it? I DON'T want to dual boot btw. A full explanation or a point to a relevant website would be appreciated please.

As a secondary question do Sun still sell Solaris 9 bundled with oracle software?

Thanks.
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I should think that the Solaris disk partitioning step during install will allow you to blow away XP and any other hidden M$ partitions. The issue is that most modern Windoze products have disk management tools that either won't show youthe entire partition table or won't let you blow away parts of it.

If you want to use DOS diskettes, download a copy of FREEDOS and use it. But I think the Solaris install will let you do it, just be sure to customize the disk space allocation.
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Actually used XP disk partitioning step but same idea so I'll give u the points.
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Glad its working.
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