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linuxnewbie153 07-03-2007 03:58 PM

Old Windows 98 Disk not being recognized when installing XP upgrade - in Ubuntu QEMU
 
I am trying to use the QEMU Windows Emulator in Ubuntu. I finally found my XP Home (upgrade disk) and Windows 98 (OEM) and it starts the install just fine but then when it is verifying that I had a prior Windows OS (98) it says that I have to put in the 98 cd. Then it tells me it can't read it or it isn't a valid Windows disk.

When I tried to just install the 98, it said it needs me to put the 98 boot disk in drive a:. I do not have a floppy drive on my laptop nor do I have an external floppy drive to use.

Is there a way to get the install to look elsewhere, like if I download the boot disk onto my hard drive and mimic an a:? How would I do that in Linux, I'm still pretty new to it but learning a lot as I go.

By far, using it is the best way to learn it :) It is frustrating when crap like this happens though. All I want to do is to be able to convert solely to LInux and the only program preventing this is Toontown and there are no workarounds,. I'm hoping the QEMU is the solution

XavierP 07-03-2007 04:01 PM

Please post your thread in only one forum. Posting a single thread in the most relevant forum will make it easier for members to help you and will keep the discussion in one place. This thread is being closed because it is a duplicate.


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