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Yet another problem ha ha

Discussion in 'Virtual Computing' started by Raffaz, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Im trying to install 98 on VPC, now im guessing i need a floppy to start the cd up, but my laptop aint got a floppy drive so how do i go about it? Cheers

    Mick
     
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  2. Baba O'Riley

    Baba O'Riley Gigabyte Poster

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    Again, no experience with VPC, but in VMWare you can mount a floppy image in a virtual floppy drive. Can you do anything like that with VPC?
     
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  3. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    As baba said you can create a virtual floppy image. 8)
     
  4. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    in your virtual machine, click on Floppy, then capture image. and double check your boot order in the BIOS
     
  5. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    What program would ya reccomend to make a floppy image file with? I tried doing one in nero but it came out to big and VPC wouldnt accept it coz of the size.

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  6. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Do ya mean boot order on VPC and if so how, if ya on about boot order on laptop, i havent got floppy drive. Cheers
     
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  7. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    click on delete or what ever it is to access the bios. if you selected capture image from floppy then the a: will pick up in the bios
     
  8. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Got a quesiton for you, this may sound silly but why do you want to start the Win98 installation from the floppy?

    Windows 98 can be installed by booting up from the CD, just make sure that the bios is set to boot from cd. In VPC make sure that you capture the cd drive that houses the Win98 CD otherwise it will fail.

    See:
    http://www.windowsreinstall.com/win98/install98cd/indexfullpage.htm
    http://grant.portland.co.uk/win98_install/
    http://www.hexff.com/win98_install.php

    If you're installing an upgrade version of Windows 98 onto a clean drive, then ignore this post.

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  9. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Im trying to install upgrade as i havent got a normal version. Managed to boot from floppy, created an img with poweriso. Cant get the cd to install now though, keeps telling me ive got an NTFS partition when its definately FAT32. I know this is meant to simulate the pc but i never had this much hassle with a real one lol.

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  10. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    the error within the VM machine is saying that you have a NTFS drive? strange :blink
     
  11. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    ok ive got it sorted, just took a bit getting my head round it. I had to use FDISK and then format c. Thought if i formatted c, i would wipe me OS, but im guessing that is my virtual drive that it does, so its sorted. Cheers

    Mick
     
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  12. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    LOL! Glad your getting the concept of Virtual Machines...
     

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