Install Win 98 SE on Pen Drive
Posted 11 September 2011 - 12:11 PM
I have looked through the thread "Windows 98 Live Cd Project (Update)" but I cannot make heads nor tails of it! I am a newbie to this sort of thing but I would like very much to be able to install Windows 98 SE onto a Pen Drive so that I can put programs and data on the (or another Pen Drive) from Windows 7 (64-bit), re-boot from the Pen Drive into Windows 98 SE, execute some 16 bit programs there, generate some data to be stored on the/another Pen Drive, re-boot from HDD into Windows 7 and harvest the data.
Is there already a tutorial which describes to a newbie how to use your tools to produce such a Pen Drive? If not, is there someone who could describe the steps necessary to accomplish this?
Thank you in advance for your help.
Posted 11 September 2011 - 12:33 PM
Usually it is not a problem at all to run a Windows 9x from a USB device, problem is that it won't normally install to it.
So you have to install it on a internal disk partition and then move it to the USB thingy.
A (rough) howto is sketched here:
but it can probably be bettered/refined.
Here is another example:
Cannot say if in the meantime the USB 1.1 speed issue, i.e. problem with USB 2.0 drivers has been solved, but I guess that there are also machine specific issues.
Remember that NO matter if the disk is USB or not, there may be issues (also big ones ) when attempting running Windows 9x/Me on modern hardware (amount of RAM, processor speed, disk/partition sizes and so on).
You will NEED (BEFORE attempting the USB thingy) to take some time here:
Check ALL the stickies and particularly this one:
AND check all links in it relevant to your setup.
In other words, you should divide the issue in two:
- Can I run Windows 98 (normally installed on an internal hard disk)?
- If yes, how can I move it to USB connected Mass Storage Device?
To easen the tests on the internal hard disk, you may want to use a disk image mapped with grub4dos instead of needing to create a small partition on your only hard disk, the most straightforward is anyway have an IDE or SATA hard disk and a USB enclosure for it, initially connect the disk internally and only later try it in the USB case.
It would be appreciated if, once you have done your homework, you would start a new thread for questions/problems/troubleshooting here:
or on MSFN.
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Posted 11 September 2011 - 12:39 PM
Thanks for the quick reply - the only reason I suggested running it on a Pen Drive is because it is easy to write files on it from Win 7 and Win 98 (at least I thought so - easier than on a CD). However, that said, if installing to a CD is easier, so long as I can read & write files to something that would be fine!
I'll investigate everything you've suggested and let you know how I get on!
Posted 11 September 2011 - 01:28 PM
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