|Yeah, but then we'd have to do real work!|
It's some old compaq laptop that moonriver has and I don't recall if we inquired if it had a burner or not. But we haven't gotten to the 98 desktop to do anything anyway. I started out just trying an over-the-top reinstall but moonriver kept installing to a new directory and then when that got straightened out he got SU errors when reinstalling to the old directory. Kind of fixed that by renaming all the .ini files but still seems to lock up on the spash screen.
All that wouldn't be so bad if saving the data wasn't important. Pulling the drive and slaving it to another PC or in an external case doesn't seem to be something he's interested in so I figured just use a new install, locate 98 flash drivers and copy it off that way. Then Derek mentioned the linux cd that had flash drive support and that seemed the way to go. (Seemed like someone early on had suggested linux.)
So I guess we're just waiting for the next step.
Onward to 3XX