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  1. Skrib; 98lite is used prior to the installation his other product ieremove is used after. Both 98lite and the package at the top use modified setup info files to produce a slimmed down 98. These files are placed in the 98 install folder along with the installation cabs. Neither of these methods remove anything from the installation, when you place a modified resource in the install directory it gets used instead of the original. Modifying or removeing resources in the cab files is much more complex, if you look at one of the windows cabs with a hex editor you'll find in the header a reference to the previous cab and the next cab. If you repack certain cabs it will cause setup to fail because of the lack of this reference. If you use makecab from the cab sdk correctly you can produce cabs that have this in the header but I have not done this myself. Maybe someone else on the board has done this already and could explain the correct method.
  2. Skrib The goal is just a slimmed down install of win98 without IE or the IE core files. This is similar to the commercial product 98Lite, but free. It's accomplished by editing the setup info files to remove what is unwanted from the install. A good starting point would be to download the files listed in the first post. PeteK27 has commented the changes in the info files and it helps to better understand the changes. Also take a look at this thread http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?sho...st=0entry8591 on how to make some changes to setupx.dll.
  3. PeteK27, >Sorry for the delay in responding to your previous posts. Not a problem, Real life has been forcing itself on me since tuesday. Major car problems (2003 Saturn VUE), and oldest son talking to recruiter's haven't left me with much time. Also after working with your inf's I got a few ideas and did some work on my own project. >While they should still work if you manually install the drivers, I took out most of the PnP stuff. Yes, I was able to install the modem, but I always had to install an additional com port to attach the modem to and it stays visible in device manager under the ports section. I think this is just cosmetic, but doesn't look as clean. >Do you think this support needs to be added back in? I think it depends on what kind of response you get to the project, and if anybody else post that they need it. For my own use my modem is always in a linux box that I use to share out the connection, I just pulled it out and put it another box to test Dial-up. So for me it doesn't matter.
  4. PeteK27; Tried to do some testing of Dial-up, but ran into a few problems. I was using an old P200MMX machine with some isapnp cards(sound, modem) neither card detected. I noticed your modified machine.inf has isapnp support removed so I copied the original over it. After the install I found it also needed machine2.inf to fully complete the setup. Both cards were then detected, but the legacy part of the sound card was still not detected. Some software that I've successfuly used after install: Portable Firebird Portable Thunderbird Burn At Once (After Installing ForceASPI17) Office97 Standard 7-zip foobar2000 easyclean Norton Disk Doctor Norton Speedisk Wackget Kerio PF 2.1.5 Liteshell
  5. I've have also been working on something like this for several months, but I'm doing a complete removal of all IE core files. After further testing with a new setup directory it looks like the section in setuppp.inf [help.copy] license.txt Should be changed to; [help.copy] license.txt,lic_help.txt I've also been able to test against an Type 2 product (upgrade cd). The modified setuppp.inf seems to work with Type 1, 2 and 9, but I'll be doing more extensive testing this weekend. As to the question of dial-up networking, It will be a few days before I can test it.
  6. PeteK27; Tried the new setupc.inf, didn't help. I made these edits to setuppp.inf and was able to get setup to run and complete as normal. [data] sys_registry = system.dat user_registry = user.dat minboot = 1500000 minboothost = 1500000 DiskPad = 10:42000000 ; Can list multiple LDIDs and values. AveSystemDat = 2000000 AveUserDat = 200000 ProductType = 9 ;UPI = 24264-XXX-XXXXXXX [DestinationDirs] setup.files.inf = 17 win.copy = 10 help.copy = 18 [BaseWinOptions] infs [infs] CopyFiles = setup.files.inf, win.copy, help.copy [win.copy] pidgen.dll [help.copy] license.txt [setup.files.inf] ;> device driver setup setup.inf,setuppp.inf I'm only familiar with Product Type 1 and 9 but this site http://www.easydesksoftware.com/setuppp.htm says there are types 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, and 9.
  7. PeteK27; Great job! I can see alot of work went into this project. Tested the scripts with cabs from a Product Type 1 disk and a Product Type 9. Product Type 1 went like clockwork. Produced about an 60Mb Windows. Product Type 9 had an error related to license.txt right after first boot. Extracted license.txt into windows\help dir. and pidgen.dll, pidset.exe into windows dir., restarted. Product Key screen flashed briefly and OS shut down. Merged into the registry 5 keys(ProductId, ProductKey, RegisteredOrg., RegisteredOwner and DigitalProductId) setup restarted and completed successfully.
  8. The compressed 98lite install program can run from CD, but must be installed onto the hard disc and the entire win98 directory from the CD must be copied to the same directory. 98lite creates and modifies a number of files in this directory before windows setup is run.
  9. Check this thread for the answer to the office shrink problem. http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showto...7&st=0&p=294844
  10. Almost any unix recovery disk can do this. With a few minutes reading you can use the tar bzip2 method to create your backups with LFN's intact. I've been doing my backups for several years this way. Tom's Root Boot disk is good for a floppy version and the Recovery is possible disk is good for a bootable cdrom.
  11. jack99; Take a look here. https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/ehowes/www/resource6.htm It's called enough is enough.
  12. extract "path to win_14.cab" shlwapi.dll copy to %windir%\system
  13. As I said I'm out of the loop as far as 98lite is concerned.If you think 98lite is the culprit, why not try to restore the IE files? Hope this helps. <{POST_SNAPBACK}> Since 98lite removed the installation of IE5, and I made a clean install of IE6sp1, I fear that putting IE5 back in will mess things up badly. <{POST_SNAPBACK}> Check Mime types entries in the registry. These are for mp3. Export these sections from the registry of one of your working boxes, and import into your 98lite box. [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m3u] @="QCD.playlist" "Content Type"="audio/x-mpegurl" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pls] @="QCD.playlist" "Content Type"="audio/x-scpls" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type\audio/mp3] "Extension"=".mp3" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type\audio/mpg] "Extension"=".mp3" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type\audio/mpeg] "Extension"=".mp3" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type\audio/x-mp3] "Extension"=".mp3" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type\audio/x-mpg] "Extension"=".mp3" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type\audio/x-mpeg] "Extension"=".mp3" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type\audio/m3u] "Extension"=".m3u" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type\audio/x-m3u] "Extension"=".m3u" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type\audio/mpegurl] "Extension"=".m3u" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type\audio/x-mpegurl] "Extension"=".m3u" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type\audio/pls] "Extension"=".pls" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type\audio/scpls] "Extension"=".pls" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type\audio/x-scpls] "Extension"=".pls"
  14. This happens when booting from a boot disk. You have to use the /L and /R switches to tell regedit where the *.dat files are. You need to use the full path with drive letter. Same with the /E switch.
  15. sven Try gaim it has a win32 port. http://gaim.sourceforge.net/