: I need to reformat the DOS partition because of FAT problems
: (and prob. take off another chunk for another second Linux
: partition while doing so).
: What's the best (read: SAFEST) way of going about this, without
: affecting the existing Linux partition? Either from DOS or from
: Linux -- though I doubt the latter is an option.
If there is no data on the DOS drive that you want to keep then use your
DOS system diskette with fdisk and format on it. Boot of the floppie, use
fdisk to delete the DOS partion and the create two new partitions(one for
DOS and the other for Linux). Reboot on to the floppie again and use
format to make a FAT FS on the new DOS partition. You then in install
your DOS onto the drive again and Linux onto you second partion.
You could use fips or Partion Magic to resize you DOS partion without
loosing you current DOS files.
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