issue installing win98 se

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by EdUarDo, Jan 23, 2005.

  1. EdUarDo

    EdUarDo Guest

    Yes, NT-based OSes only though. 9x OSes require an fdisked and
    Oh sh*t! Ok, then I will boot with a Win98 floppy.
    EdUarDo, Jan 26, 2005
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  2. That is not true with off the shelf copies of Win95 and Win98. They cannot
    see the cd drive until you boot with a boot floppy that has a cd driver on
    it. Then you fdisk the hard drive, reboot with the floppy, format the hard
    drive, and then run Setup from the cd. As a rule, only versions of Windows
    after that come on a bootable cd.
    Colin Barnhorst, Jan 26, 2005
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  3. Make sure it is a Win98 setup floppy. If you need one, download one from Double click on its icon and it will ask for a blank floppy
    in A: and then make the disk.
    Colin Barnhorst, Jan 26, 2005
  4. I'm going to renew this item for further discussion, but it appears the
    discussion never really addressed the issue.

    I agree with Paul, the issue got off track. I'm having the same problem,
    albeit with a different executable program.

    VirtualPC is installed on a PII/450 w/384MB RAM. I've created a guest w/64MB
    RAM to install a copy of NT4 Server. I've created a VHD, formatted with DOS
    v6.21 to be bootable, and installed the i386 folder from the NT4 Server

    The OS boots perfectly, so this entirely discounts an issue with available
    memory on the host.

    Once the OS boots (MSDOS v6.21), using HIMEM and EMM386, there is over 600K
    of available Conventional Memory.

    When attempting to run WINNT.EXE, which is a 16-bit executable designed for
    installing Windows NT on DOS or Windows 9x systems, I get the DOS message:

    "Program too big to fit in memory."

    It also occurred trying to extract files from NT Service Pack 6a from the
    physical DVD drive.

    This has been occuring intermittently all day, since I started this project.
    It's not occurred before today. I rebooted and restarted the VPC session,
    and that fixed the issue with the SP6128I.EXE file. It has not fixed the
    immediate issue I'm experiencing now trying to run WINNT.EXE from the VHD.

    The issue with WINNT.EXE occurs in both a DOS v6.21 guest session and a
    Win98SE guest session. The issue with SP6128i.exe occurred in the Win98SE
    guest session.

    Lawrence Garvin, Feb 26, 2005
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