"reboot ansd select proper bot device" ad infinitum

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by eric, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. eric

    eric Guest

    Hi all,
    I'm trying to see if i can work with virtualPc with the trial version.
    I am trying to load win98 onto the virtual disc (within my xp
    installation). I have placed a genuine win98 cd in the cd-rom drive
    but it is not recognised. I even made an iso of it with winiso and
    pointed it at that and it still doesn't begin an install. It continues
    repeating the error message "Reboot and selrct proper boot device..."

    When I insert my winxp disc, it begins a virtual install, no problem.
    So I imagine that my win98 disc is not bootable?? Whgat do I have to
    do to make it bootable and that the program will recognise the
    setup.exe and begin installation.

    thanks, eric
     
    eric, Nov 7, 2005
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    eric Guest

    On Mon, 07 Nov 2005 11:57:12 +0100, wrote:

    Just grokked. I used a startup disc and fdisked and created a C drive.
    The i directed the program to the cd drive where my win98 cd was. I
    typed "setup" and it began the usual setup, however at the very
    beginning i got "win98setup caused a general protection fault in
    module KRBNL386.exe at 00001:73c3".

    anyone have any thoughts, thanks
     
    eric, Nov 7, 2005
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    eric Guest

    On Mon, 07 Nov 2005 12:26:50 +0100, wrote:
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    problem there was that I was attempting to load the os onto a
    partition which lacked space. so now I get past that screen and get to
    the part where the setup says it's going to run scandisk (although I
    used the /is switch so as not to run it, when it does, it crashes the
    install. says it cannot proceed.

    any thoughts?

    thanks.
     
    eric, Nov 7, 2005
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    eric Guest

    On Mon, 07 Nov 2005 13:02:55 +0100, wrote:


    actually this ocurrs after the cd-key is typed in and setup says it is
    checking the harddisk. the error says: there is a problem with drive
    C:. Run scandisk or chkdisk to solve this problem. Setup cannot
    continue.
     
    eric, Nov 7, 2005
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    Robert Comer Guest

    Did you FDISK and format the newly created partition?

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    Robert Comer, Nov 7, 2005
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  6. He apparently did that based on his second post. I would just toss the
    first virtual machine and start fresh.

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    Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
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    Colin Barnhorst, Nov 7, 2005
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  7. eric

    Robert Comer Guest

    He apparently did that based on his second post. I would just toss the
    Aye, but he didn't say it specifically and it sounds like a partition
    problem.

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    Robert Comer, Nov 7, 2005
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  8. He may have forgotten to format at that.

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    Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
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    Colin Barnhorst, Nov 7, 2005
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    eric Guest

    correct, i forgot to format. This virtual stuff is so new to me, but
    exciting to learn about. As you can see from my posts I have been
    learning step by step. Now I have windows98 installed very nicely with
    MS virtualPC and it works fine. What I now need to learn is how to
    connect it to the network and thus to my internet connection (DSL)
    which i use on the original comp with WinXP and to other computers .

    I have tried many config setups on the win98 module but to no avail.
    Can anyone give me a tip here?
    thanks, eric
     
    eric, Nov 8, 2005
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    Bill Grant Guest

    That should just work automatically. Is the host machine on a home
    network where the machines get their network config from DHCP on a router?
    If you are set up like that, the W98 virtual machine should work just like
    another machine on the local nework. Mine does!
     
    Bill Grant, Nov 9, 2005
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