Win98 on Virtual PC

April 7, 2009 at 15:18:29
Specs: Windows 98SE, Celeron667Mhz, 42 RAM
Hi,

I'm trying to install 98SE on MS Virtual PC 2004 SP1.
The message i get is:
"Reboot and Select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected boot device"
I've select right boot device and my 98 disc is in there.
How can i tell the virtual machine to run the setup from my disc.


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#1
April 7, 2009 at 15:21:17
What is your host OS?

I don't know what "42 RAM" is, but it doesn't sound like enough to run much of anything.


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#2
April 7, 2009 at 15:36:05
Host OS is Win 2000 Pro with SP4.
Sorry, the host OS has 785 MB RAM. It's my virtual os that has 42 MB ram.

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#3
April 7, 2009 at 15:54:37
You need an OS install CD that is bootable, and the Win98SE disc isn't..

By the way, even if it was bootable it wouldn't install. Win98SE had to be installed from a running Win98FE system.

Also, if you use an upgrade CD, you will need proof of ownership of an earlier windows, the same as if you were doing a normal install.


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#4
April 7, 2009 at 19:56:49
If the cd isn't bootable (it may or may not be) then get boot disks with cd support for Win98.

You don't have to make a floppy. Just use the floppy image as boot device. Also use CD or image of CD for install.

If it asks for a prior CD you may have to find or borrow a cd to get it to work.

I have seen many Win98SE disks that were bootable and were not upgrade cd's. Seems to me there were three versions of SE.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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#5
April 7, 2009 at 20:55:20
Ok jefro,

I'm a a bit of a newbie.
So can you explain how to "get boot disks with cd support for Win98". and how to "use the floppy image as boot device" or whatever i need to do to get 98 to install.

Thanks


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#6
April 7, 2009 at 21:26:23
Is this the same problem you just posted about in the 98 forum:

http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

You may want to check back there.


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#7
April 8, 2009 at 13:24:37
Okay i captured the 98Se boot disk image and it worked great. But now what do i need to type to run setup?

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#8
April 8, 2009 at 14:06:03
use dos command to change directory to the CD-ROM. In this case it ought to be cd d:

Then run setup or view dir to see.

Be sure you attach cd or cd image so the VM knows there is a CD real or image.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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#9
April 8, 2009 at 14:53:16
I've figured it out & made it into 98 setup.
Thanks everybody!

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