Install Win98 on /dev/sda4

Reinhold Rumberger rrumberger at
Sat Mar 5 23:28:51 UTC 2011

On Sonntag 06 März 2011, 00:12:59, Waleed Hamra wrote:
> On 03/06/2011 01:09 AM, Jerry Lapham wrote:
> > On Wednesday, February 16, 2011 02:29:20 am Jerry Lapham wrote:
> >> I had a Win98 install disk and 36GiB of free space at the end of my HD,
> >> so I formatted it as FAT32 and it became /dev/sda4.
> >> 
> >> When I booted from the Win98 install disk it said DriveC wasn't the
> >> right format and wouldn't let me install without formatting it.  How
> >> can I point it to /dev/sda4?
> > 
> > For those who've been following this thread, I thought I'd provide an
> > update. I moved swap from sda1 to the top of the disk.  I Clonezilla'd
> > sda2 to sda12 and deleted sda2.  I created a FAT32 sda1.
> > 
> > After all that messing around, the Win98 disk finally worked up to the
> > point of rebooting.  Unfortunately, it didn't reboot.  Looks like a
> > Windows problem and I don't know what to do about it.
> > 
> > After recopying the boot sector I once again have a working Linux box --
> > but still no Windows.
> i'm sorry to hear. why not just use virualbox? Win98 isnt that heavy
> afterall.

Being DOS-based, it'll consume 100% of the available CPU time all the time. 
(IMHO a point for virtualisation, but still: *really* heavy, load-wise.)


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