• Windows 98 boot disk need

    From paulie420@VERT/BEERS20 to All on Sun Aug 16 16:40:00 2020
    So I'm working on a Dosbox-x system... I already have tons of DOS apps &
    games, old Apogee shooters and 'second reality' demo just rocking away perfectly... I chose to run it under a lite linux build, because its on an
    arm processor - as opposed to a Dosbian install... which I like; Dosbian is just a boot-directly to DOS prompt build of Dosbox for the raspberry pi...
    but I wanted to create individual .conf setups for each section of games... I want them to really dial in and play well on the light hardware.


    Anyway, one of my last steps is getting some games that require Windows going... I've got Windows 98 almost installing perfectly, by loading the install CD as a CD-Rom image and then doing an actual install to C:\... but I don't have an actual DOS-hardware system, so I can't create a Windows 98 boot disk- nor do I have the actual boxed software with that disc available. I do have a valid Windows-98-key... but at any rate, I'm hoping that someone might:

    Do you have a Windows 98 boot disc that you can ZIP up or image up for me?
    It should only be 1.4MB so easy enough... hoping that someone might have what will finish off my DOS emulation project. ???

    Thanks in advance, if you do: paulie420@gmail.com



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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to paulie420 on Mon Aug 17 04:09:00 2020
    paulie420 wrote to All <=-

    Do you have a Windows 98 boot disc that you can ZIP up or image
    up for me? It should only be 1.4MB so easy enough... hoping that
    someone might have what will finish off my DOS emulation project.

    https://www.allbootdisks.com/download/98.html

    or

    https://winworldpc.com/product/microsoft-windows-boot-disk/98-se


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  • From paulie420@VERT/BEERS20 to Gamgee on Mon Aug 17 04:12:00 2020
    https://www.allbootdisks.com/download/98.html https://winworldpc.com/product/microsoft-windows-boot-disk/98-se


    Well isn't that just what I needed! I didn't even think to hunt for options
    on the web. Thanks...



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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to paulie420 on Mon Aug 17 09:26:00 2020
    Re: Windows 98 boot disk need
    By: paulie420 to All on Sun Aug 16 2020 08:40 pm

    So I'm working on a Dosbox-x system... I already have tons of DOS apps & games, old Apogee shooters and 'second reality' demo just rocking away perfectly... I chose to run it under a lite linux build, because its on an arm processor - as opposed to a Dosbian install... which I like; Dosbian is just a boot-directly to DOS prompt build of Dosbox for the raspberry pi... but I wanted to create individual .conf setups for each section of games... I want them to really dial in and play well on the light hardware.


    Anyway, one of my last steps is getting some games that require Windows going... I've got Windows 98 almost installing perfectly, by loading the install CD as a CD-Rom image and then doing an actual install to C:\... but I don't have an actual DOS-hardware system, so I can't create a Windows 98 boot disk- nor do I have the actual boxed software with that disc available. I do have a valid Windows-98-key... but at any rate, I'm hoping that someone might:

    Do you have a Windows 98 boot disc that you can ZIP up or image up for me? It should only be 1.4MB so easy enough... hoping that someone might have what will finish off my DOS emulation project. ???



    why do you even need a bootdisk when you can reboot using a shortcut with custom autoexec and config.sys?

    anyways, i emailed you a link
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  • From paulie420@VERT/BEERS20 to MRO on Tue Aug 18 06:15:00 2020
    why do you even need a bootdisk when you can reboot using a shortcut
    with custo m autoexec and config.sys?

    anyways, i emailed you a link

    Well, to boot into the windows98 installer... for clarification so you know what I mean I'll attach the link to the article I was following. In Magpi
    #96, the Raspberry Pi Magazine...

    It got fully installed. I have a Win98hd.img, hard drive with a perfect
    install of Win98, I have Win98.img and a Win98Boot.img... however, even following the article to a tee I can't get past instructions #08 (Well I'm stuck AT #08...). I can't get dosbox to boot into Win98. :/

    Getting there, but have to dive in with a clean mind tonight... if you do
    take a look, any suggestions?



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  • From Underminer@VERT/UNDRMINE to paulie420 on Tue Aug 18 12:03:00 2020
    Re: Re: Windows 98 boot disk
    By: paulie420 to MRO on Tue Aug 18 2020 10:15 am

    It got fully installed. I have a Win98hd.img, hard drive with a perfect install of Win98, I have Win98.img and a Win98Boot.img... however, even following the article to a tee I can't get past instructions #08 (Well I'm stuck AT #08...). I can't get dosbox to boot into Win98. :/

    If you're using win98, why not just use virtualbox or quemu?
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to paulie420 on Tue Aug 18 13:09:00 2020
    Re: Re: Windows 98 boot disk
    By: paulie420 to MRO on Tue Aug 18 2020 10:15 am

    install of Win98, I have Win98.img and a Win98Boot.img... however, even following the article to a tee I can't get past instructions #08 (Well I'm stuck AT #08...). I can't get dosbox to boot into Win98. :/

    Getting there, but have to dive in with a clean mind tonight... if you do take a look, any suggestions?


    pretty sure dosbox wont run win98
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