: So whut ur saying is i can just restart my comp with the cd in and it should do it all for me?
: And if win 98SE wont do it would win 2000 Advanced Server do this job beter?
: In other words is there any version of windows that comes with partitioning software like linux does?
hmm ... it's been so long since i installed win98SE that i can't really remember what steps it takes - but it should be able to do fdisk and let you set up partitions (at least, it should be able to set up c:). win2k definitely can do it, although the advanced server is a big, bloated and unsecure beast and if you don't plan on using it as a server you're better off using win2kPro
anyway, if you're off reinstalling windoze better make more than one partition - like 4 or 5. here is an idea:
1 - win partition (primary)
2 - win fat32 partition (in case you install win2k on a ntfs partition; makes transfering files between windows and linux easier since the ntfs support in linux is ok for read, but the write part is usually left out and you might not even have the read one compiler in the kernel - red hat used to leave it out; anyway, for win98SE you can skip this one since you don't have to worry about ntfs)
3 - linux partition, mounted as /
4 - linux swap partition (at most double of your ramsize, especially if you have lots of ram)
5 - linux partition, mounted as /home (if you want to keep your things in case you want to upgrade/change your linux install)
2-5 can be inside an extended partition; use the win2k installer to make them all as fat32 partitions and use the linux installer later on to format them as needed. bear in mind that win2k needs quite a lot of space on the system disk (especially if you're gonna use it and install more software) and the linux / partition might, too.
this is just a suggestion, feel free to experiment on your own