I don't know why anyone thinks they need a win-9x "boot floppy". There is no such thing as a "boot floppy" as far as I'm concerned. If you have access to a win-9x machine, then insert a floppy disk and go "format
/s". You'll have a DOS on a bootable floppy disk.
copy these files to the floppy:
You must find and copy one of these files to the floppy as well:
If you can find all three, then do it.
create an autoexec.bat file on the floppy and put this in it:
SMARTDRV.EXE A- B- C+ /V 4096 4096 /E:8192 /B:8192
MSCDEX.EXE /D:MTMIDE01 /V /S /M:8
create config.sys on the floppy and put this in it:
DEVICE=EMM386.EXE NOEMS D=64 A=15 VERBOSE
rem DEVICEHIGH=CDROM.SYS /D:MSCD001 /DMA
rem DEVICEHIGH=CDTECH.SYS /D:MSCD001 /UDMA2 /V
rem DEVICEHIGH=MTMCDAI.SYS /D:MTMIDE01
Remove the "rem" in front of ONE of the above lines that matches the cd-rom driver that you copied to the floppy.
That's it. Change the computer's boot sequence so that the floppy drive is booted first, and boot from the floppy. Your CD -rom drive should now be accessible as the D drive. So put your win-95 cd in and change to the D drive at the DOS prompt and run setup from the CD.
Alternatively, you could save yourself some time and connect the drive you want to install win-95 on to a running computer as a slave drive, format it on that computer, and copy the win-95 cd to that computer. Then remove the drive and re-connect it back to the installation computer and run setup from the hard drive.
Edited by wsxedcrfv, 02 June 2011 - 07:38 AM.
strikethrough and replace driveletter in order to prevent formatting the system drive.