Hi everybody !
OS: Windows 98 First Edition
Memory: 4GB (2x 2GB - Corsair)
Motherboard: Gigabyte P55A-UD4
Proc: Pentium G6950 @ 2,8GHz
Video: XFX R7750 Core Edition VGA - PCI Express 3.0 - 1GB
IDE: Magnetic 12GB HDD + Optical CD-Drive.
SATA: 1TB HDD + Optical Blu-Ray Drive.
And also :
FDD (yes old Floppy Disk Drive 3"1/2) works fine !
COM1 (inboard 16550 serial port for mice) works fine also !
LPT1 (inboard LPT for parallel printer) works fine and printer well recognized by Win98 as before - whou !
(nothing here as any value of MaxFileCache DON'T works for me...)
So, it is my latest machine on which I would like to install Windows 98 first edition after my older machine from 1998 died.
This is First Edition as many of you use Second Edition or Me ! That's why I wrote that message...
Of course everything works fine in a VM but that's another story ... We all want Win98 be installed without a VM. I need that !
I've just modified System.ini and System.CB (great Usher's idea!) with MaxPhysPage as Microsoft recommended ... I have installed Win98 with no problem and with Usher's idea I can now run some applications in Safe Mode ! But when I run Win98 normally it stopped. Only Safe Mode Works. No "Error Memory - config.sys or autoexec.bat ... - qui applications" message (because of MaxPhysPage mentioned)...
It seems Vcache.vxd Xeno's patch is intended only for Second Edition... Truth ?
I'm sure with only 2GB (not 4GB) it would be easier ... but I don't want to put one again for Windows 8...
I want to be added in the succesfull list of machine running natively Windows 98 in 2014 but for the moment with only Safe Mode working it's only 50% of the job done...
So ? Clues ? Solution ? [Added: With ESDI_506.PDR renamed as ESDIx506.PDR I can reach desktop now in normal mode (not safe-mode) ! :thumbup ]
Alex - Ca/\/al.
Edited by Canal, 14 November 2014 - 11:15 AM.