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BeatZero

Windows 98 Live Cd Project (Update)

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you can set the source directory to anywhere, providd it has the win98 subfolder. Personally, I put it in the winbuilder directory

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@betaluva

Beatzero, how did you go with windows95live ?

is indeed possible to create Windows 95 LiveCD, based on this project, but will not know if compatibility, stability ... hardware detection

Currently I have tested the "KERNELEX" to the project, and had good results, only tested with Firefox 3.5.7, and work fine.

But I found some disadvantages (for Win98LiveCD projet only) require a lot of dependencies, leaving the image with approximately 100MB

Another plan I have, add support for multimedia, I made some of experiments, but with little success, there is often the unfortunate error "MMSYSTEM002" This is a classic error in win98 :realmad:

Finally, the ideas keep coming to mind :angel , but I not have free time to develop :unsure:

@kamahl

you can set the source directory to anywhere, providd it has the win98 subfolder. Personally, I put it in the winbuilder directory

good tip, thank's :thumbup

BeatZero

Edited by BeatZero

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If this helps...

Make sure you get the proper letter for the WinME setup CD-ROM [in this case X].

Make sure the 2nd line below is run only from native DOS, before Windows UI loads.

EXTRACT/Y X:\WIN9X\PRECOPY1.CAB /L %winbootdir%\SYSTEM KOMMCTRL.DLL

IF EXIST %winbootdir%\SYSTEM\KOMMCTRL.DLL REN %winbootdir%\SYSTEM\KOMMCTRL.DLL COMMCTRL.DLL

EXTRACT.EXE must be present somewhere in the path [otherwise must specify full path = driveletter:\directoryname ] for this to work.

Edit

FYI...

If you run commands that involve windir/winbootdir variables from native DOS, you must use %winbootdir% variable, because in native DOS %windir% doesn't work.

HTH

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Posted here:

http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#98LC

and here:

http://www.mdgx.com/upd98me.php

and file mirrored here:

http://www.mdgx.com/spx/98LIVECD.7Z

* Unofficial Windows 98 SE Live CD (98LIVECD) creates bootable Win98 SE CD image (ISO) based on Mindows + WinBuilder:

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=140391

98LIVECD [24 MB, multilanguage, free]:

http://www.mdgx.com/spx/98LIVECD.7Z

Mirror:

http://win98livecd.winbuilder.net/

Requires Windows 98 SE Setup CD-ROM CAB files!

Requires Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 2008 or 7 to build + create ISO!

Mindows (free):

http://www.winimize.com/

WinBuilder (freeware):

http://www.winbuilder.net/

HTH

P.S.:

Your thread has been "stickified" for posterity [look under "Enhancements, Replacements + Transformation Packs" section]:

http://www.msfn.org/board/important-sticki...ics-t95815.html

Keep up the good work. :thumbup

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Update 28/01/2010

Download: http://win98livecd.winbuilder.net/

-Added some files from Unofficial SP2 (USER, GDI and others..)

-New script - Eset NOD32 2.7 trial

-New script - Lavalys Everest Ultimate v 5.30 trial

-Fixed VDK erros

-Fixed a lot file depencies (ask for "Insert CD ROM Windows 98 Second Edition")

NOD32 Running on Win98LiveCD

nod32.jpg

Everest running on Win98LiveCD

evereste.jpg

PS: The new scripts does not contain any files or parts attached to the package Win98LiveCdBuider, you need internet connection to download packages from the author site and Winbuilder add them to the project.

BeatZero

Edited by BeatZero

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Posted here:

http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#98LC

and here:

http://www.mdgx.com/upd98me.php#012910

and file mirrored here:

http://www.mdgx.com/spx/98LIVECD.7Z

* Unofficial Windows 98 SE Live CD (98LIVECD) creates bootable Win98 SE CD-ROM image (ISO) based on Mindows + WinBuilder:

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=140391

98LIVECD [24.5 MB, multilanguage, free]:

http://www.mdgx.com/spx/98LIVECD.7Z

Mirror:

http://win98livecd.winbuilder.net/

Requires:

- Windows 98 SE Setup CD-ROM CAB files!

- Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 2008 or 7 to build + create ISO!

- WinBuilder tool (freeware):

http://www.winbuilder.net/

Reference: Mindows (free):

http://www.winimize.com/

HTH

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If I may make a suggestion...

You could add a small free ISO burning command line tool that works from within Win9x/ME, so one doesn't need to have another NTx based OS [2000/XP/2003/etc], only to do just that.

Options I know of...

1. Malek Tips:

http://www.malektips.com/xp_dos_0029.html

This requires to d/l the free Win2003 RK Tools package and extract cdburn.exe , which may or may not work from a 9x OS [DOS box]:

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=4544

[if any1 can test cdburn.exe with Win98/98SE/ME, pls post here results. Tx. ;)]

2. mkisofs [free GPL]:

http://freshmeat.net/projects/mkisofs/

And I'm sure there are more similar free tools out there.

As a bonus, this is a small free tool that creates bootable CD-ROMs from the DOS command line [adds BOOT.BIN to the root directory of the CD ISO]:

Bart's Bootable CD-ROM:

http://www.nu2.nu/bootcd/

Same, I have not tested this tool with Win98/ME.

Almost forgot...

* ImgBurn v2.5.0.0 32-bit CD/DVD/HD-DVD/Blu-Ray burning tool for Windows 9x/NT4/2000/ME/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7 creates/erases/(re)writes to CD-R(W)/DVD-R(W)/HD-DVD/Blu-Ray drives, creates/extracts to/writes from ISO CD/DVD/HD-DVD/Blu-Ray images, supports all popular standards and most CD/DVD/HD-DVD/Blu-Ray drives, includes command line parameters for unattended burn from batch files, highly customizable:

http://www.imgburn.com/

Direct download [2.06 MB, freeware]:

http://www.imgburn.com/?act=download

* InfraRecorder 32-bit for Windows 9x/2000/ME/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7 creates/erases/(re)writes to CD-R(W)/DVD-R(W)/HD-DVD/Blu-Ray drives, creates/extracts to/writes from ISO CD/DVD/HD-DVD/Blu-Ray dual-layer images, supports all popular standards and most CD/DVD/HD-DVD/Blu-Ray drives, saves audio tracks to WAV, WMA, OGG + MP3, highly customizable (free GPL):

http://infrarecorder.sourceforge.net/

- InfraRecorder 0.46.2 Unicode for Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7 [3.23 MB]:

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/infrarecorder/ir0462.exe

- InfraRecorder 0.45 ANSI for Windows 9x/ME [2.95 MB]:

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/infrare.../ir045_ansi.exe

HTH

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someone suggests a good antivirus for Windows 98?

I prefer "Common Sense", but I'm sure some people would prefer one with more aggressive scanning :P

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I got a question in running your script and it stops accidentally.

Run - Processed section [Clean] in file: [%BaseDir%\Projects\WIN98LIVECD\Finish\1 Create Image\01-SuperFloppy Image.Script]

ExtractFile - [WIN98.IMG] to: [%BaseDir%\Temp\WIN98\]

FileCopy - Copied [%BaseDir%\Projects\Win98LiveCD\Programs\Settings\*.reg] to: [%BaseDir%\APP_TMP\]

ShellExecute: [Hide] using: [%BaseDir%\Projects\Tools\uumerge.exe] with parameters: [ -merge -nice "%BaseDir%\APP_TMP\*.reg" "%BaseDir%\Target\WIN98LIVECD\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SET.REG"]

"Compressing WINDOWS Folder..."

ShellExecute: [Hide] using: [%BaseDir%\Projects\Tools\7za.exe] with parameters: [a "%BaseDir%\Work\WIN98\Windows.7z" -y "%BaseDir%\Target\WIN98LIVECD\WINDOWS\"]

ShellExecute: [Hide] using: [%BaseDir%\Projects\Tools\7za.exe] with parameters: [a "%BaseDir%\Work\WIN98\Windows.7z" -y "%BaseDir%\Target\WIN98LIVECD\*.*"]

ShellExecute: [Hide] using: [%BaseDir%\Projects\Tools\7za.exe] with parameters: [a "%BaseDir%\Work\WIN98\Windows.7z" -y "%BaseDir%\Target\WIN98LIVECD\Programas\"]

ShellExecute: [Hide] using: [cmd.exe] with parameters: [/c ""%BaseDir%\Projects\Tools\VDK\VDK.EXE" OPEN * "%BaseDir%\Temp\WIN98\WIN98.IMG" /L:M /RW""]

FileCopy - Failed to copy [%BaseDir%\Work\*.*] to: [M:\]: The directory name is invalid.

Halt

Attached please find the log file.

How can I complete this project? Thanks in advance.

log.html

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@gothku

This is because the virtual drive "M:\" was not loaded, "VDK.EXE".

-check the letter "M'' is available on your system, if not, change to another letter in the "Finish\1 Create Image\01-SuperFloppy Image.Script.

try restarting your computer ...

I also noticed that other projects based on that use WinBuilder vdk.exe, this can cause

I now run this project on another XP machine ....

'm here and I look forward feedback

BeatZero

Edited by BeatZero

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Run - Processed section [Clean] in file: [%BaseDir%\Projects\WIN98LIVECD\Finish\1 Create Image\01-SuperFloppy Image.Script]

ExtractFile - [WIN98.IMG] to: [%BaseDir%\Temp\WIN98\]

FileCopy - Copied [%BaseDir%\Projects\Win98LiveCD\Programs\Settings\*.reg] to: [%BaseDir%\APP_TMP\]

ShellExecute: [Hide] using: [%BaseDir%\Projects\Tools\uumerge.exe] with parameters: [ -merge -nice "%BaseDir%\APP_TMP\*.reg" "%BaseDir%\Target\WIN98LIVECD\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SET.REG"]

"Compressing WINDOWS Folder..."

ShellExecute: [Hide] using: [%BaseDir%\Projects\Tools\7za.exe] with parameters: [a "%BaseDir%\Work\WIN98\Windows.7z" -y "%BaseDir%\Target\WIN98LIVECD\WINDOWS\"]

ShellExecute: [Hide] using: [%BaseDir%\Projects\Tools\7za.exe] with parameters: [a "%BaseDir%\Work\WIN98\Windows.7z" -y "%BaseDir%\Target\WIN98LIVECD\*.*"]

ShellExecute: [Hide] using: [%BaseDir%\Projects\Tools\7za.exe] with parameters: [a "%BaseDir%\Work\WIN98\Windows.7z" -y "%BaseDir%\Target\WIN98LIVECD\Programas\"]

ShellExecute: [Hide] using: [cmd.exe] with parameters: [/c ""%BaseDir%\Projects\Tools\VDK\VDK.EXE" OPEN * "%BaseDir%\Temp\WIN98\WIN98.IMG" /L:O /RW""]

FileCopy - Failed to copy [%BaseDir%\Work\*.*] to: [O:\]: The directory name is invalid.

Halt

I changed to another drive name O but it still fails.

Log is attached.

I only have harddisk C: and D: and CD drive at E:

So it should be possible to simulate O: or M: by vdk, right?

Or is it possible to untick the box for finish/1 Create image and complete the job manually? So how can I do it manually?

Thank you.

Added that I boot a quite clean XP SP3 to do this operation.

I do it a folder called "1"

I open cmd prompt.

C:\1\projects\Tools\Vdk>vdk.exe open C:\1\Temp\Win98\WIN98.IMG /L:O /R

Virtual Disk Driver for Windows version 3.1

http://chitchat.at.infoseek.co.jp/vmware/

Invalid target disk number 'C:\1\Temp\Win98\WIN98.IMG' is specified.

What does it mean?

log.html

Edited by gothku

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The compilation is ok after following your script. Thanks.

I see the welcome screen and then a lot of extracting Windows/... blah blah blah and the welcome screen shows again.

But finally I reached a black screen in QEMU when using MobaLiveCD but not to Windows 98 desktop.

It seems stopped.

How come?

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