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Old 07-08-2004, 06:25 PM   #1
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getting the box to boot from cd w\out bios.


I need to install windows 98 on my rh7 box. To do that I need to boot from the win cd right? if so, i am not able to get to do that. I went into bios settings, but no boot options exist. any help would be hot
 
Old 07-08-2004, 09:38 PM   #2
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As far as I know, the W98 CD is NOT bootable. You need to get to a windows machine, create a W98 bootdisk (utility is on the CD), and use that to boot.

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Old 07-09-2004, 12:23 AM   #3
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ah. that makes sense. thanks.
 
Old 07-10-2004, 06:54 PM   #4
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okay... turn out it wasnt 98... 95. my bad. so i made a boot disk booted into dos in the floppy... now how would i access the cd? it doesnt have a windows name anymore, since just rh is on the box now. how would i get it to run setup.exe on the cd?
 
Old 07-10-2004, 07:48 PM   #5
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well watch the boot sequence on the boot disk and it tells you what letter its assigning
to the cdrom ... on a typical system it would be the D:\ and quite possibly the E:\ ...
so you would just type D:\setup.exe if it were d:\, etc ...
oh and just for you know, there is 98 cds that are bootable, and not only do they exist
i have made my own ... so it is possible ...
 
Old 07-11-2004, 11:04 AM   #6
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Im not getting any boot sequence on my screen. just the "welcome to windows 95" and all. then the prompt.
 
Old 07-11-2004, 09:50 PM   #7
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oh well if thats all your getting, then your just going to have to examine the files on the
bootdisk, cause there should be some *.bat files that will load mscdex .. its kinda a
mission with a win95 bootdisk, if you can get your hands on a win98 bootdisk, then life
will be much easier ...
if this was windowshelp.org then i would attempt to go into a process of telling you how to
get cdrom functionality with a win95 disk, but i think its rather pointless when you can
just grab a win98 bootdisk, that will do it for you ... worse comes to worse, go to
www.bootdisk.com and grab a copy ...
 
Old 07-11-2004, 11:25 PM   #8
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You can get a Windows 98 disk

All you have to do is go to www.bootdisks.com Then download the Windows 98 SE disk and extract it onto a floppy disk. Then boot up with that floppy and your cd and choose to boot with CD Rom support and Voila. Install.
 
Old 07-11-2004, 11:26 PM   #9
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Correction

www.bootdisk.com
 
Old 07-12-2004, 12:04 AM   #10
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all win9x OS can be loaded via CD or started via floppy. follow the above link to download and make a bootable win9x floppy, and put that in your A: drive then follow the on screen instructions.

if your win9x CD is not bootable, then it is a copy and not an original CD. that or the CD is damaged and thus not reliabable. an other option you have is to creat a win98 or win95 folder, then copy that dir into that folder on your HD. from there you can boot to dos, and install from there.
 
Old 07-12-2004, 11:56 AM   #11
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are you all saying that a win98 bootdisk will work with a 95 cd?
 
Old 07-12-2004, 12:00 PM   #12
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It will work...
 
Old 07-12-2004, 12:25 PM   #13
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alright. got the disk. booted. cd support. got it.
went into the cd. hit setup.

it then says that it needs so and so amount of space on c:

i created c: with the fdisk on the disk with 3 gigs in it. but when i go into c: and hit dir, i get a read error (retry\abort\fail). is this because c: is empty? or is it something else? the partition type maybe? but the fdisk does not list the types...

right now i have the new c: drive and an ext dos drive that i believe is my rh7 swap drive.
this is starting to get wierd in a linux forum... :P

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Old 07-12-2004, 02:07 PM   #14
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After you've create a partition with fdisk, you've to reboot (with the bootdisk you have) then format c:\, for the partition to be accessible
 
  


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