Simple Partitioning of your Hard Drive Using FDISK

KB ID 0000079 Dtd 09/11/09

Problem

You want to carve up the space on your hard drive.

Solution

Creating a Partition

1. First ensure you have a windows 98SE Bootdisk, you can
download one, CLICK HERE

2. Boot the
PC with your boot disk, ENSURE the boot order is set in
the BIOS to boot from the floppy disk BEFORE the hard
drive

3.To launch
FDISK simply type fdisk {enter} at the command prompt,
when the program launches press the Y key and {enter}
to enable large drive support

4. If its
not allready selected change the choice to [1] Create
DOS Partition or Logical DOS Drive. and {enter}

5. You now
want to create a primary DOS partition press 1 then {enter}

6. FDISK will
do a quick drive check.

7.
You will be asked if you want to use the maximum space
available, as we only want one partition accept the default
of "Y" and press {enter}

8. FDISK will
perform another drive check.

9. Hurrah!
We’re done, Press Esc to exit FDISK then at command line
press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to rebootand the partition is in
place.

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