Install Win98 on /dev/sda4

Waleed Hamra kubuntu-users at
Sat Mar 5 23:12:59 UTC 2011

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

Waleed K. Hamra
Manager of Hamra Information Systems

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