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MARSTG April 19, 2012 07:30 AM

Win 98 install on newer hardware
How do I install a Win98 on a SATA hard drive, that is also over the 137GB limit? I have a very fast Samsung Spinpoint F4 320GB HDD that I intend to use. Chipsets like Intel 865PE and even Intel 915 I have seen on Intel support website still have Win98 drivers while most commercial systems (HP, Compaq, IBM) are based on Intel 845 and 865G. But how would I go installing Win98 to a newer hardware spec system? The reason is that I want to play old games with a Voodoo card and simply running in Virtual Box does not cut the mustard as you cannot use the DirectX/Glide functions. From what I understood I need to boot with an updated Fdisk first and format the drive or at least make partion the HDD first. I guess this step can be easily performed by formatting the target under another OS before, from simple disk management utilities with and just make sure they are done in FAT32?

lcdguy April 19, 2012 09:43 AM

umm not sure if this would work. If i were you i would first checkout gog.com to see if any of the old games you want to playa re in their catalog and buy them (pretty cheap $5-$10 usually) as they are retooled to run on newer operating systems. also if they are dos based games you should try dosbox as well.

Adzsask April 19, 2012 09:54 AM

Steam also has some of my fave old games like X com UFO defense, I like the steam ports, push play it launched dosbox for you and the game works every time.

sswilson April 19, 2012 09:56 AM

In all honesty, it's probably easier to pick up a $60 P4 tower from kijiji.

MARSTG April 19, 2012 10:06 AM


Originally Posted by sswilson (Post 622039)
In all honesty, it's probably easier to pick up a $60 P4 tower from kijiji.

that was plan A actually. For my gf I see they have Ultima VII that runs under Win7 directly, but I don't see the likes of Carmageddon or NFS series for me. I am at work also and a lot of stuff is blocked, will check more at home.

JD April 20, 2012 04:36 AM

Although maybe not the best of ideas, you could install it to a VM first, install some sort of image capture utility, maybe CloneZilla? Then once you have a disk image of the VM, just dump it onto the hard drive.

botat29 April 20, 2012 05:07 AM

So bad WMware WorkStation cost $ 200, it as a terrific 3D acceleration, look at the Windows index of a Windows 8 VM ( 9 on 9.9 ) for the GPU ( GTX580 )


BlueByte April 20, 2012 05:15 AM

This doesn't make it hurt any less but you can get workstation on some pretty wicket deals. I think I paid $120 for my copy, just have to keep an eye out for it. But for this, sswilson has the cheaper route I think.

MARSTG April 20, 2012 05:48 PM

I am in the process of getting a 60$ P4 tower from Craigslist, from one of my neighbors. Fully equipped and has a Geforce 6200 on it. I think there would be a way of installing onto a SATA drive by pressing F3 at the beginning like for a SCSI drive/controller and provide the drivers on a floppy disk. This issue is addressed way more elegantly in WinXP by slip streaming the drivers with nLite but these were the times then I guess so not much we can do.

lowfat April 21, 2012 07:55 PM

Set the SATA mode to IDE. You shouldn't need any drivers that way.

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