|The 'boot with cdrom support' is a menu option on most floppy bootdisks to load dos cdrom drivers. When using FDISK and FORMAT you don't need the cdrom but when doing the install--when booting from floppy bootdisk--you obviously need cdrom support. As already mentioned if your bootdisk isn't giving that option then you need a different one. Or change the boot order and boot from the 98 cd.|
If the 'old' laptop is the one with a gig of ram you'll need to drop that to no more than 512 meg to do the install. Also, how big is the hard drive?