Recommendations about installing win98 MSI Wind
Posted 24 July 2009 - 06:12 PM
Posted 24 July 2009 - 07:20 PM
Posted 17 August 2009 - 02:44 PM
I'm not understanding some of the steps in that thread. For example, it says "make a folder called Windows" but doesn't say where. On the hard drive?
Also, I've never used a floppy disk to install Windows 98 before... only a CD. Is that weird?
Posted 17 August 2009 - 07:57 PM
0) set the boot order to 1: FDD 2: HDD
1) create a DOS bootable floppy and add EDIT.COM to it.
1) make your HDD bootable in DOS
2) copy the win 98 install to a directory named, say, INSTALL (I do it on a second partition, too)
3) create the C:\windows dir at the root of the HDD partition you're installing win 98 to. It'll become %windir%.
4) boot the HDD and start the install by running setup.exe from C:\INSTALL
5) get a USB FDD, insert the floppy on it, and connect it only after you've already booted from the HDD, and before
Now setup will got to the 1st reboot, but when it reboots it'll end on the floppy.
Then you run EDIT.COM and create the special dummy system.ini.
Then you remove the floppy and reboot from the HDD, setup resumes and you insert the floppy back.
Setup reaches the 2nd reboot and ends up on the floppy.
Now you correct the MaxFileCache and MaxPhysPage again, now in the real system.ini created by setup.
Then you remove the floppy and reboot from the HDD, setup resumes and you remove the USB HDD.
Setup finishes and the system reboots in Win 98.
There you are... This covers steps 1-4 of cannies tutorial, adapted for your case, but do read cannies steps 1-4 again, after reading this post, and I hope then you'll find they make sense (bear in mind it's been some time since I've last done this and I'm writing from my recollections, so some small detail may be missing).
PS: I, personally favor using MaxFileCache=393216, instead of MaxFileCache=524288.
In any case the values for MaxFileCache and MaxPhysPage you use here are for the purpose of installation only, they may and should be tunned after the system is installed and booting reliably. But that's a subject to be discussed only when you actually have the system installed and booting reliably, right?
Posted 11 October 2009 - 12:20 PM
Posted 03 December 2009 - 09:26 AM
So you guys can close this topic if you wish.