1. Make sure your head is on straight.Quote:>Hi-
> I need to remove linux from one of my machines to install NT 4.0. >Try
>as I might, I cannot "get rid" of the linux bootdisk. FDISK and format
>don't clean the entire drive. There remains approx 1meg that must
>the linux boot info.
2. If you checked #1, and it turned out that it is not, then please
continue with the NT install. (I ran into the same thing a week ago...)
3. Here's what you have to do (seriously). The problem is that
NT is loading linux like it would a virus. You can do one of two
things. Load a Microslush approved virus. Or, repartition the drive.
The trick that I did, is to turn the drive into one partition by doing
a linux format. I just typed the command "mke2fs /dev/hdb" from Linux.
You will receive an error "Are you sure you want to turn that entire
hard drive into one partition?." Just say yes. When it finishes
(should only take a few seconds) turn off linux. Restart the NT
install. When NT finds that there is no partition information on the
drive, it will do a complete repartition, including setting up the boot
sector. This is not the prettiest method. But it works.
If you don't have access to a bootable linux partition or boot disks.
You will have to follow the other guys instructions. Unfortunately (or
fortunately), Microsoft does not consider this to be something their
faithful users would have to do. After dealing with this myself, I made
a zipped image of the new drive to work from (using linux) so that I
wouldn't have to go through it again. On a 1.3 gig drive with an almost
bare NT (server 4.0, with sp 3, video and net drivers) install the file
size was only 134 meg.
Good luck on the other side of the wall.