Win98 -- all kidding aside

Brendan Strunk brendan.strunk at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 25 21:56:58 BST 2008


Yeah you could use virtual box

> To: ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
> From: glgxg at sbcglobal.net
> Subject: Re: Win98 -- all kidding aside
> Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 12:47:24 -0700
> 
> On 07/24/2008 03:50 PM, Spruil wrote:
> > On Thu, 24 Jul 2008 10:16:19 -0500, Jimmy Montague wrote:
> > 
> >> Is there any way to get Win98 running inside Ubuntu?
> > 
> > I hope 98 works in Vmware because I found it very hard to get working 
> > properly in Virtualbox.
> > 
> > In many cases it's hard to install in the first place because, at least 
> > in my case, the OEM and upgrade CDs were never bootable. You can overcome 
> > this by using one of the IMGs at bootdisk.com
> > 
> > Then you hit the second snag. Vbox Additions don't work with 98 and this 
> > created all sorts of hardware issues for me. I never really resolved this 
> > and in the end I just used an old 233 I bought from the local paper.
> 
> VirtualBox is very easy to install and they provide debs for the PUEL
> version. The opensource version is in the repositories, see:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VirtualBox
>  The primary difference is that the PUEL version provides USB and remote
> desktop support and the opensource version does not. Both are free of
> course.
> 
> For Win98, please see:
> http://virtualbox.org/wiki/User_FAQ
> [Windows 98 guests]
> 
> You might want to consider using Win2K/Win2KPro instead of Win98 if you
> have it. Most all Win98 programs will run just fine under Win2K & it is
> considerably more stable. Plus, you have the added advantage of
> intalling the guest addition so you have proper graphics etc.
> 
> As of VMWare; I much prefer VirtualBox (particularly after VMWare fired
> Diane Greene), but if you want to give it a spin see:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VMware
> Note that only the VMWare server is free, the VMWare Workstation is not,
> and the VMWare Player on Hardy requires some special bits:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VMware/Player. None of the VMWare
> packages are in the Hardy repositories.
> 
> 
> 
> 
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