Win98 -- all kidding aside
brendan.strunk at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 25 20:57:53 UTC 2008
You should use virtual box
> Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 13:04:30 -0700
> From: sdavmor at systemstheory.net
> To: ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
> Subject: Re: Win98 -- all kidding aside
> NoOp wrote:
> > 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.
> I'd second the Win2K recommendation in lieu of Win98.
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