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Installing 98SE in Virtual PC 07 SOLVED


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I am planing on installing 98SE on Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 My friend has given me his 98SE cd (I am currently using 98FE). I have created a 98SE Boot Floppy, but I have never had to install windows using it! When I insert my 98 FE disk it automatically allows me to boot to CD SETUP but 98SE dose not (im assuming that means I ether have a bad disk or have to use the floppy). I am ether looking for a 98SE setup totural or some one who can explain it to me thanks Im so excited can't wait to start using 98 SE!!!

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Either you haven't linked the physical CD-ROM into the VM (do that and reboot the VM), or you need a boot floppy (i.e. the disk is an upgrade), and you need to link the floppy drive to the VM when you use it and reboot the VM.

Hope that helps.

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OK I have a new issue i have just learned he gave me a Spanish copy i have been guessing at what is telling me but im clueless but i am gessing that the picture below is saying something bad? any help...

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that is what i figured im going to hop on my ebay account and just get an english copy of 98SE

For when I do get my I want the Virtual PC to have the followinng Setings

1.) 98SE Boot Floppy

2.) 98SE CD Rom

Then I want to boot into MSDOS

and enter in the following to setup 98:

"E:" (my cd drive)

cd win98

setup.exe

(I think that is what I want not great with dos lol)

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OK coupla things you are missing:

#1 boot and when you get to a:\ type in fdisk

#2 check and delete all partitions on the drive, then make a new base partition and set it as an "Active" partition.

#3 reboot

#4 type format c: (Whatever your actual drive letter is.)

#5 then you type "cd e:" (this changes your dir to the cd drive.)

#6 type setup...

Here is an ebay link to a 15 dollar 98 setup disk and boot disk sealed...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Windows-98SE-with-Boot...A1%7C240%3A1318

Just search ebay for "Windows 98se" there are tons of them...

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think i found out why it freezes I had one of my friends read another message I got when I tried to run it off of 95 he said something about this cd not being an upgrade cd I tried formating the drive but still nothing so I will wait for my CD to arrive within the next week or so :)

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Are you booting off of the CD or are you booting off of a floppy disk image?

Floppy disk images shouldn't even know what type of CD it is. I'd link you to a website with working 98SE floppy boot disks, but I'm not sure if that's against the rules. Better safe than sorry.

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Are you booting off of the CD or are you booting off of a floppy disk image?

Floppy disk images shouldn't even know what type of CD it is. I'd link you to a website with working 98SE floppy boot disks, but I'm not sure if that's against the rules. Better safe than sorry.

I start with the floppy boot I have already ran Fdisk then I set partition 1 to active then I changed to the cd drive from the floppy and booted setup.exe from the cd it started I got into the main setup page It said I had to get the upgrade cd. Not sure what elce to do its a blank 8gig HD formated in Fat

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It's probably an OEM CD - those don't (directly) allow a partition to be FDISk'ed then Formatted (FORMAT x: /S). It will show as a System already being on the partition and will disallow installation. You must have also formatted...

Either -

1 - boot from floppy and Fdisk/Delete the partition, reboot and then install or

2 - boot from floppy and "Format x: /Q" to remove system files and then install

HTH

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I will give it a try later tonight when I get home

*UPDATE*

I was using the wrong boot floppy

I am no longer doing it in Virtual PC (setup freezes)

Only got 1 problem the hard drive i am trying to use has 1bad cluster & for some odd resion it thinks im using NTFS not sure why yet (i have formatted several times with Fdisk & Parted Magic Linux to FAT :S ) but I think if I get a different HD I can get it going :-)

*UPDATE of the last update*

I did it the site were I got the floppy boot disk was bad FDISK.exe was corrupt and could not format the drive correctly so I used my 98SE disk to format the drive then I exited setup Put the floppy in my PC and the 98SE cd booted to setup no errors it work on virtual pc and a real tower! thanks guys.

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