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Win98 from CD loads config from HD installed Windows

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Try again... zshares is back on. And get the one I uploaded, too, because Filedropper is notorious for keeping files with few downloads for a very short time... :yes:

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Post#21/#24 obtained previously. Zshare still fails... :no:

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Yes please, if you could upload the last working version that would be great! :)

Here :):

http://www2.zshares.net/jna09jvhxiwl

Now it's here, too. :)

BTW, the Win98LiveCDBuilder_109.7z with date inside 2010-01-15, mentioned by jaclaz, I don't have in my archives.

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Is it, perchance, this one? dubbio.gif

Thanks for the uploads. :)

Looking inside the archive I can see it is dated 2010-01-06. I think it must be the last version which uses vdk.exe to build a 15mb super floppy. The version 2010-02-14 uses instead bfi.exe to build a 1.44mb bootable floppy image and bfi.exe is W98 compatible and I'm guessing its version 109 (2010-01-15) that is the first to use bfi.exe and the one that is supposed to work "Out of the box", without having to modifiy the build scripts.

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Apparently "Version=" has absolutely no meaning under the circumstances (script.project)? :unsure: (Managed to get all 4 of them.)

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Apparently "Version=" has absolutely no meaning under the circumstances (script.project)? :unsure: (Managed to get all 4 of them.)

It may have some meaning, as well there may be n versions (possibly Beta's or modified by someone else) with the same file name.

Since a lot of people may have two or more similar BUT different versions, they might have modified the original filename to better distinguish them (or to avoid a new version overwriting the old one, or whatever).

And of course "all 4 of them" since we are talking of a trilogy of five (maybe 6 or more) is a bit "vague" :whistle:.

jaclaz

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Weeellll - those that I "found" on this Topic (AFAICT, but probably not). Don't those scripts "modify" if you select a different option within it? (BTW, I've not "tested" -or- "run" any of the "4" yet.)

To verify those "found" would be to content compare and "hope for the best" for which came first (if it mattered). The "versions" and "count of versions" is getting a bit messy. A -functional- set (one for Win9x, one for WinXP+) would be (IMHO) ideal as a starting point, however at this point it's unknown if at any given time something got "broken" during the course of "fixing". Those dates that have been mentioned are pointless (to me) unless they can identify -why- they are dated as such, since using any of those "services" (for me, anyway) preclude downloading as-is (e.g. date of 7z) with (for example) wget/flashget/etc.

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But the internal dates are preserved in the .zip/.cab/.7z/.rar files, so that, provided they were packed shortly after version creation, the most recent date of all the internal files should be our best guess to the date of the whole package, which cannot possibly, at any rate, have been created before that date. But, of course, it's just an estimate. And mentions to specific files in the original release thread may also help dating things.

So, let me be the one to start the systematic identification, as requested by jaclaz:

The package I uploaded is named: Win98LiveCDBuilder_108.7z and it is 25,359,928 bytes long.

The latest internal date in it, which appears in multiple places, is 2010-jan-06 or, as a string, 20100106.

Its hashes are:

CRC32: 10A9F9E3
MD5: 10F326B03DF2C4108386E8880FA42562
SHA-1: 169BF6380F06FF461092CDC3B3C55F03E34CDA28
SHA-256: CF67E4776115F1FAA7562AF20AC04C65019141BB2970749DE040162E285CFF4F

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Boot to dos, and then run setup with parameters. You can tell it to read a setup.inf file from the c:\ drive or from a floppy. That's how i normally install it.

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Boot to dos, and then run setup with parameters. You can tell it to read a setup.inf file from the c:\ drive or from a floppy. That's how i normally install it.

You normally install Windows 98 to CD? :w00t:

Though the title is NOT clear and StartButton revived this otherwise deemed into oblivion thread, the matter at hand is related to this:

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/140391-windows-98-live-cd-project-update/

one of the possible ways to build a windows 98 "Live CD".

jaclaz

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