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I cant tell you how many times I installed windows 98, I even held out soooo long till I went to XP, but I am super glad I did and will NEVER go back. 98 good riddance. but cool retro rig.
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Okay so I got windows 98 installed! My 10 GB HDD was just shot or on its way out at least. So I grabbed my old 60 GB and installed with no problems. It was looking for drivers but I canceled all of that because I would try to install them later. One of the issues I am having is that my linksys ethernet lan card has no driver, so I downloaded it, but have no way to get it onto the system.

Obviously the flash drive did not work and for some reason I cannot see the file I burned on my DVD. So I am trying to figure out how to get drivers onto the system with no internet. The lights blink though when I plug in my lan cable so I am not sure if there is a workaround. It runs pretty fast though which surprises me. any ideas on how to get that driver onto the system? I do not have onboard lan or else I'd use that....
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If you plan to use the internet with Windows 98. You are screwed... lol.
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Originally Posted by Rust1d? View Post
Okay so I got windows 98 installed! My 10 GB HDD was just shot or on its way out at least. So I grabbed my old 60 GB and installed with no problems. It was looking for drivers but I canceled all of that because I would try to install them later. One of the issues I am having is that my linksys ethernet lan card has no driver, so I downloaded it, but have no way to get it onto the system.

Obviously the flash drive did not work and for some reason I cannot see the file I burned on my DVD. So I am trying to figure out how to get drivers onto the system with no internet. The lights blink though when I plug in my lan cable so I am not sure if there is a workaround. It runs pretty fast though which surprises me. any ideas on how to get that driver onto the system? I do not have onboard lan or else I'd use that....
plug that win98 hard drive into a working computer and then put the file onto it??
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IIRC, it has been a long time. Windows 95/98 have a limitation on HDD size of 137GB. This is due to FAT32, and total possible sectors that can be handled by the OS.

It may be possible to format the HDD on an XP/Vista/7 system to two partitions formatted in FAT32 using the Diskpart utility, but I am not sure.

Someone correct me if my memory fails me.

...and as Squeeky mentioned, SATA on the Motherboard.. you are out of luck. Windows did not recognize SATA until XP SP1. You can't even install an original XP disc (no service pack) onto a computer with SATA ports without first slipstreaming it to SP-1.
this is not true.ive done it countless times and never had a problem.
    
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If you plan to use the internet with Windows 98. You are screwed... lol.

i do and
I'm not screwed
you are
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ok op you should use
Windows 98 Unattended Boot & Installation CD 2008 (moded win 98 install cd)

it will make it a lot simpler
it has support for HD's up to 2tb's and supports up to 4gb of ram
and for the most point it installs automatically

it has flash 9 and Firefox and a lot of other things built into it
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 2/21/11 at 1:47pm
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driver, so I downloaded it, but have no way to get it onto the system.
umm.... burn to blank cdr

***, amirite?

edit: oh wait, you dont have a CD drive??
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for usb support on my win98 virtual machine, i had to find some hotfix on the internet. it seemed to work on my vm and i wouldn't see it as a problem on a real machine.
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If you plan to use the internet with Windows 98. You are screwed... lol.
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umm.... burn to blank cdr

***, amirite?

edit: oh wait, you dont have a CD drive??
I have a dvd drive, which it detects, but for some reason the file I have on the dvd does not show up. When I have the dvd in, it says 1.99gb used...I could dig up a cd maybe and see if that works.

Also, why would internet not work? It worked back in the day...
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