November 2nd, 2003, 01:40 PM
instaling windows 98se over linuxcaldera 1.4?how?
i dont know in which forum to put the questions regarding software/os questions so here is my problem:
have an old pc to play around and i installed linux caldera 2.4 on it works ok didnt managed to mount cd and floppy as didnt have time to read the instructions.Was happy to install the system without any help.
Now i want to install windows 98se on it.For some reason i can not.I try to boot from cd but nothing happens it bypsass it and go to lilo.
I tried do it from floppy with system disk 98 se and everything is going fine until its starts with messages i am missing some files .How it can be have system disk just made on the other pc?
if i go to fdisk what i have to do next?
its old pc with 48mg memory on it and is just for learning(think intel mmx200)
November 2nd, 2003, 01:48 PM
You probably should erase the MBR by using fdisk /mbr from a dos disk. I am curious about this statement:
What do you mean you just made the system disk on the other pc?? This boot floppy, is it to boot into Win98? It sounds more like you need a CD option on the floppy so that you can run the CD (your machine is probably too old to have an option to boot from floppy). Bootdisk.com will probably have a boot disk that will help you.
How it can be have system disk just made on the other pc?
November 2nd, 2003, 01:56 PM
sry i have a boot floopy98se (system disk was wrong expression)
November 2nd, 2003, 02:09 PM
IIRC, that disk is to boot into Win98 when you have problems with the system. Are there options to boot with CDRom with this disk? (I'm old and I can't remember)
November 2nd, 2003, 02:40 PM
The Win98se boot floppy should have everything you need (assuming
you also have the install CD for windows). It has a cdrom driver so you can
access the CD from the DOS prompt. Just go to D: or E:, whichever is the CDROM,
and run SETUP.EXE
If the installation gives you any grief about the non DOS partition,
you may need to go back to the DOS prompt and run FDISK.EXE
manually, but it shouldn't be necessary. There may be extremely rare
situations, where you have, an unusual partitioning scheme, that FDISK.EXE
may refuse to delete a linux partition. In that case you'd have to boot
into linux and delete the partitions from there.
I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.
November 2nd, 2003, 03:19 PM
Or get delpart.exe.
One of my old favs..