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showgo178

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#1 12 years ago

Okay, so I want to put 98 on my comp(For certain games). But my whole drive is NTFS. Its nowhere near full(Like 10%). Is there a way I can re-partition some for FAT32 without a complete wipe?




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#2 12 years ago

Yes. The easiest way for most people is to use FDISK, a utility in Windows. There are many tutorials to be found on this matter by Googling along the lines of 'FDISK partitioning', but I'll mention this particular site:

http://www.onecomputerguy.com/install/fdisk.htm

That should give you some insight into how to partition your disk. However, if you've got a spare hard drive lying around, it will be easier to just plug that in and use Windows 98 on that.




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#3 12 years ago

But will FDISK work if I already have it all partitioned to NTFS?




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#4 12 years ago

Some partition managers--like the one in Windows--can't adjust the partition they're running from. Any Linux LiveCD should allow you to shrink the NTFS partition and then format what's left over as FAT32.

It would be easier to drop in another drive and use a boot disk to boot onto that one, though.