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Old 08-13-2005, 10:46 AM   #11
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don't double post use edit

sorry misunderstood
in command prompt typr format A: /s

in XP goto my computer and format A: with the make MS-DOS boot disk option if you get the same error then you've got a dead floppy disk
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Old 08-13-2005, 10:47 AM   #12
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Ok, I'll try it with another floppy.
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Old 08-13-2005, 10:49 AM   #13
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after you've made your DOS floppy copy the 2 .exe files from your active@ killdisk to your floppy and when it has booted type killdisk and then just do a complete format of the hard disk
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Old 08-13-2005, 10:53 AM   #14
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Ok, I got a new disk and this time it said :

Starting...

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The following file is missing or corrupted: COMMAND.COM
Type the name of the Command Interpreter (e.g., C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND.COM)
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try typing A:\command.com
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Old 08-13-2005, 10:55 AM   #16
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It just mirrors whatever I type in to the missing file prompt, including the \command.com
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Old 08-13-2005, 11:00 AM   #17
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ok, you don't seem to be able to get DOS to work ( i dunno why) so try booting your linux disk and doing the partitioning manually

just delete everything with disk druid and then make a swap partition and a linux native partition
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Yea I tried that, the only ones I have to work with at the moment are RH 6.2, Mandrake and Fedora Core 2...which should I do?

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ok, i don't have aim - only got MSN. use mandrake - i can refer to that and when you get to the partitioning bit, delete everything and make your linux partitions
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Ok, thank you, I'll post after I get that going.
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