|The bios in one computer may be seeing the drive differently than in the other. Sometimes that causes the boot sector to be in a different place so that it won't boot up on one of the computers. I asked for fdisk, option 4, results in order to compare the total disk space and total partition space. Any difference between the two may indicate the drive is being seen differently. But since there's no floppy drive or cdrom I guess you can't do that.|
To avoid the problem of the boot sector being in the wrong place it's best to partition (fdisk) the drive on the computer on which it is to be used. But again, no floppy or cdrom.
Since it's the cmos ID of the drive that determines its partition you need to make sure the drive is seen the same way in both computer. Unfortunately even an AUTO setting may vary between two computers. So you may have to manually enter the cylinders, heads and sector (C/H/S) info for the drive into cmos. If those are the same for both computers then you should be able to partition it on either one.
Once you get it partitioned correctly, do the format c:/s to make it bootable. Then, as name says, create a win98 directory on the drive and copy the contents from the win98 folder on the cd into it. Then put it back in the laptop, boot it up and at the c:\> type c:\win98\setup and enter to start the installation.
If you get a memory error you'll need to create a config.sys file with a line that loads himem.sys. I'm not sure if the setup process will need it or not. If you get that error post back and we'll tell you how to do it.