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Old 01-21-2004, 06:42 PM   #1
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How to use my win4lin?

I installed win4lin from rpm, and the service is runing.
I am using
loadwindwosCD fromdir /mnt/win_f/win98se
and using img as boot disk
I paste it below:

[root@localhost dipdns]# loadwindowsCD fromdir /tx/win98se
Checking the system.

A Windows boot floppy is needed to complete the load of
of Windows.

The Windows boot floppy must match the version of Windows
you are loading.

You can use a real floppy or image file of such a floppy.

Do you have an appropriate real Windows boot floppy now ? (y/n/q) n
Do you have an appropriate image file now ? (y/n/q) y
Enter the filename of the boot floppy image: /tx/dl/win4lin/win98se.img
Is /tx/dl/win4lin/win98se.img correct? (y/n/q) y
Copying the Windows files.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++++++
Set locale info for current system.
Pre-Installation Phase: Installing minimal DOS system...
Installing DOS system files.
Configuring DOS image files.
BIOS V2.09 Copyright 1984, 1985 Award Software Inc.
Quadtel Expanded Memory Manager Copyright(c) 1989, 1990 Quadtel Corp.
All Rights Reserved
Making MDA Image.
MERGE_NL: dos: ERROR: Win4Lin drivers are not loaded or
not available for use. Cannot run DOS or Windows.
Either Win4Lin is not fully installed on your system, or the
drivers cannot load, or too many simultaneous users.
WARNING: MDA image was not made.
WARNING: No image files were made.
WARNING: Images creation failed.
ERROR: Failed to make all DOS image files.
Installation of DOS partialy failed.
Error: Minimal automatic pre-installation of DOS7 failed.

What's wrong with it??????

kernel 2.6.0, MDK 9.2
Old 01-22-2004, 08:24 AM   #2
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Which version of win4lin are you using? Saw this on the NetTraverse website:

NOTE: If you are planning to use a 2.6 kernel, you must be running Win4Lin 5.1.10/WTS 2.5.10 or higher. Win4Lin 3.0, 4.0, and NSSE 1.1/WTS 2.0 are NOT compatible with Linux 2.6. If you have Win4Lin 5.0 or WTS 2.5, make sure you update to the latest version, using the graphical installer. The Win4Lin 5.0 version from the boxed CDROM will not work with kernel 2.6 - be sure to update to the latest using the graphical installer. Also, you must apply the mki-adapter26*.patch file. For 2.4 kernels, continue using mki-adapter.patch.
Old 01-22-2004, 07:50 PM   #3
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I am using 5.5.2c-d
and linux 2.6
What can I do?
When I am using thegraphical installer, It said that "xterm" no find.
But I have already installed xterm.


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