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Resize Win98 partition in VMware

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I have a legacy Win98 box that I need to virtualize.  I've got it successfully P2V'd into VMware Workstation.  The problem is that it's a single hard drive with a 2gb FAT16 partition and a 14GB FAT32 partition.  I've been able to successfully convert the FAT16 to FAT32, however, I'm pulling my hair out trying to resize the partitions.  I need to resize the 2gb partition to 4gb.

I tried using a partition tool in a Win7 VM to resize.  When I boot the Win98 box I just get a blinking cursor.  How do I successfully resize these partitions?  Or, I think I successfully resize the partitions, but messed up my ability to boot.  I tried booting the 98 install CD and getting to a command prompt.   I ran FDISK /mbr.  It didn't do anything....
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