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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
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?
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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