Installing Windows 98 fon VirtualPC from MSDN Premium CDROM #2397

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Edmund Schweppe, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. I'm trying to figure out how to install Win98 on a Virtual PC from Disc 2397
    (Oct 2003) of my MSDN Premium subscription. However, that disc isn't a
    "startup disk", nor does it appear to contain an image of either a startup
    disk or a system floppy disk.

    Since the only two techniques that I found in Virtual PC Help for installing
    guest OSs are (1) using a startup CD and (2) using a system floppy disk, I'm
    feeling a bit lost. Do I have to copy the files from Disc 2397's
    "\ENGLISH\WIN98SE" folder? And if so, where to?

    (Oh, and just for jolly fun, the laptop I'm trying to install on doesn't
    have a floppy drive.)
     
    Edmund Schweppe, Apr 14, 2006
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  2. Edmund Schweppe

    Robert Moir Guest

    May I be of assistance?
    http://robertmoir.com/files/10/virtual_machine_files/entry2044.aspx


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    Blog Site - http://www.robertmoir.com
    Virtual PC 2004 FAQ - http://www.robertmoir.co.uk/win/VirtualPC2004FAQ.html
    I'm always surprised at "professionals" who STILL have to be asked "Have you
    checked (event viewer / syslog)".
     
    Robert Moir, Apr 14, 2006
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  3. Edmund Schweppe

    Steve Jain Guest

    On Fri, 14 Apr 2006 11:58:01 -0700, Edmund Schweppe <Edmund
    You don't need a drive, just a virtual floppy. You can get one for
    Win98 from my website. You can also get a pre-made Win98 VM, just
    install the OS.

    If you do your own, you must
    1. FDISK
    2. FORMAT
    before you can install the OS
     
    Steve Jain, Apr 14, 2006
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  4. Edmund Schweppe, Apr 14, 2006
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  5. Edmund Schweppe

    Robert Moir Guest

    It's popular in a few places. It compresses slightly better than zip files,
    but i wouldn't say it was better, just different.
     
    Robert Moir, Apr 15, 2006
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    Steve Jain Guest

    I think its better, you've got a lot more options. I've been using
    RAR (in the US) for a very, very long time.
     
    Steve Jain, Apr 15, 2006
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    Robert Comer Guest

    I think its better, you've got a lot more options. I've been using
    I second that, it especially works well for larger files.
     
    Robert Comer, Apr 15, 2006
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    Robert Moir Guest

    I kinda have the feeling that winzip has the edge for novice users, it
    really only does one thing and does it well, so no one gets too confused.

    RAR certainly has the edge for 'power user' stuff, just for the amount of
    different compression formats winRAR can address, let alone the rar format
    itself. It's one of the first things I install on every new sys admin
    workstation or server I build.
     
    Robert Moir, Apr 15, 2006
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