seaweed

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  1. Only for the record: I use a MBO Gigabyte GA-945GCM-S2L, and neither Gigabyte nor Intel, the chipset manufacturer, provide any drivers at all for Windows 98. In spite of that I installed Windows 98 thanks to the tutorials of cannie as a second OS (the comp has 1 GB memory), but only for cloning and maintenance purposes of XP. Even so the experience pays. HTH. PS: The links for the tutorials are: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=118623 http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=129983
  2. Wow! I'll try all that. Thank you very much, dencorso.
  3. Your video problems may be solved by using Bearwindows free Universal VESA/VBE Video Display Driver. Read also this thread for more on it: Asus Eee PC and Windows 9x. Your sata problems require RLoew's (beta) SATA.INF... It's not free, but IMHO it's worth the cost. For more about it, check his site. Good luck! I've used Bearwindows free with excellent results. I found it here. I wonder if it could be possible to find also a valid USB driver for a Gigabyte motherboard. Thanks.
  4. AFAIK it can only be used if you run Windows 98 from a HD to repair another HD, but never if you only have a single HD. If you try it under dualboot and two XP primary partitions, as explained in this tutorial, Windows 98 doesn't work any more as soon as you convert to NTFS any of both XP units.
  5. As I said in a previous post, I have installed Windows 98 doubleboot having a Gigabyte 945GCM-S2L motherboard. Sound, video, USB and net cards are embedded into it and there are no traces of Windows 98 drivers at all in the manufacturer's install CD. Nevertheless I installed the universal video driver which I found in a post of this forum and it works perfect, and that's why I dare to ask, could it be possible to find any other drivers for network, USB or sound? Thanks.
  6. Sure . See if reading "between the lines" of these: http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=19663 http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?...ic=8233&hl= is enough to get you started. It might be advisable to start a new thread for this specific topic (and post here a reference to it). jaclaz Wow! There's a lot of information upon there! I'll try to "digest" it... Thanks, jaclaz!
  7. I've copied Windows XP into drive K using Windows 98 to do the changes offline, and I'm trying to find out what comes next. May I have your advice? Thanks.
  8. In the Nienhuis page there is a procedure for "Changing Win2K's system (boot) drive letter" which IMHO could also be used as a way for cloning XP. Even when it is considerably more difficult to implement it than the simple change of active partition, it would eventually be useful i.e to allow booting the second XP unit from the same doubleboot screen without changing the active partition. It would be interesting to know if anybody has already done it.
  9. I forgot to say that I'm using a motherboard Gigabyte 945GCM-S2L, no drivers at all for Windows 98 but the video generic one that I found in this forum. I use Windows 98 only for maintenance, backup, cloning etc. I always used XP and keep using it as before, but I feel much better being "out of the trap".
  10. If you use an ATA HD it is easy. For SATA you may find also a solution in the precedent post of dencorso. In my own experience I installed it recently after a failure in my SATA HD. I felt tired of reinstalls and replaced it by a new ATA HD. I had no problems at all with the install process, and after it I used the video generic driver mentioned in the first post of this thread with excellent results. I use Windows 98 on doubleboot, only for disk and XP maintenance purposes. I find it great because, even when I keep using XP as I always did, the maintenance operations are done in a much easier and faster way from outside. And having a "second chance" cloned XP to override inmediately any OS failure means a complementary solution, fast and secure. I found the way to do it here: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=118623
  11. I didn't notice it. Well, it was my fault: this is a good way. BTW there's another tutorial which was very useful to me and IMHO it deserves to be included in that "brick road" to avoid being lost: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=118623
  12. It is also important that Windows 98 users know that they have the possibility of installing it using memory up to 4 GB. After a 5 pages search in this thread I've found it here: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showto...mp;#entry858978 IMHO tutorials and information should be kept at easy reach for any forum visitor.
  13. Thank you for your answer, rloew, and thank you for your excellent work giving this opportunity to all us who know the real value of Windows 98!
  14. I'm considering the convenience of increasing memory to 2GB. Is rloew's patch enough for it or it is needed to do anything more? Thanks! BTW I wonder why this thread is not placed as important so that it may be found easily by any visitor of this forum. I had difficulties to reach it because it was 5 pages behind the current one. IMHO this is one of the most relevant things in this forum looking towards the future use of Windows 98.
  15. @BenoitRen "most people don't even know what an operating system is." You are totally right.