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#1 Mikorist

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 07:20 AM

I want to make millennium bootable.
Can anyone help? :P

#2 TheHive

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 08:29 AM

I have yet to see anyone do that.

#3 Mikorist

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 08:48 AM

I have yet to see anyone do that.

I work on this!
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Posted 02 September 2006 - 08:56 AM

If you post your progress and notes. Im sure the other programmers here will hep you out to get it to work or to implement the scripts to WinBuilders Language. They say its easy to get the hang of it. So best of luck in this. Keep us updated.

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 11:15 AM

I think that millenium is the worst os ever. I don't think that it's worth to try.However i'll see if it can be achieved

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 01:46 PM

I think that millenium is the worst os ever.


Well, there was Microsoft BOB...:
http://en.wikipedia....i/Microsoft_Bob
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...OK I cheated, it was a shell, not an OS.... :P


However Millennium Edition is not as bad as people depicts it, I am with MDGX :P in saying that some of the files that came with it are much better than Win98SE ones (some are commonly developed with Win2K ones, notoriously rock-solid), ME was simply "unfortunate" being squeezed between a large base of installed (and more or less working) Win98Se PC's and the change of policy in Microsoft marketing that led to giving a NT core to Windows XP home (in my opinion bastardizing Win2K).
Just as an example the DEFRAG and SCANDISK that come with ME is WAY better than original 98 one.
MDGX already explored almost everything that is better in ME than in 98:
http://www.mdgx.com/98-5.htm#WDIW

The goal here is building the ultimate Windows 9x OS by "transplanting" ~ 700 newer ME system files onto 98 SE, and YES, you too CAN do this at home, kids... :-)


http://en.wikipedia....crosoft_Windows

The home consumer edition of Windows 2000, codenamed "Windows Neptune", ceased development and Microsoft released Windows Me in its place. Eventually "Neptune" was merged into their new project, Whistler, which later became Windows XP.


Most probably the failure of ME (absolute) and that of Win2k (only as home OS) was due to the PC game market which was not fast enough to provide working solutions for the new systems.

But nonetheless, overall ME does cause problems.....

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#7 Mikorist

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 03:34 PM

Jaclaz thanks for words:" Millennium Edition is not as bad as people depicts it"

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 07:13 AM

I have run across a bootable millennium diskette on the internet. I think it could be used for a cdrom, too.

I can't find the site, though. :P

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 08:14 PM

This guys work on a RAM drive 98 may be a good starting point. Everything is detailed pretty well.

http://www.geocities...rmdrv/ram98.htm

I do use Win ME DOS boot disks because it seems to handle large hard drives (80gig on up) better than most DOS versions. ME itself doesn't seem to have any advantages besides better support for USB storage media IMHO.

They added so many extra "features" it should prove to be a greater challenge than 98 or 95 from CD/RAM. Good luck! And I don't mean that in a sarcastic way.. :P

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 10:21 AM

@Moon Goon
@all

The "unofficial" repository of anything 9x/Me minimization/boot from CD is this thread here:
http://www.911cd.net...showtopic=12326
and (marginally) here:
http://www.911cd.net...showtopic=16860

where the site you mentioned and many more are linked to.

As I see it, the method that has more "potentiality", besides the "winimization" one is the one here:
http://www.geocities...eedatarecovery/

(using Nero Harddisk Emulation)

About drive sizes, recently a member of MSFN, LLXX has SUCCESFULLY modified some 98 drivers to BREAK the 137 Mb barrier! :P , find it here:
http://www.msfn.org/...showtopic=78592

(please note that it is still experimental, do read the entire thread BEFORE using it, do not - for the moment - use it in a production system) - Do they exist production systems based on 98? :P

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 09:30 PM

Idunno if production system running 98 still exist, but i actually run 98. On my G/F's laptop. Mainly cuz' it's a 700 MHz celeron (based off of pentium 2 probably) w a whopping 64 megs of ram.

:P

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 04:14 AM

Following the trail of useful links left by Jaclaz I found 98SE2ME:

http://www.mdgx.com/9s2m/

Maybe one could follow the steps to create a 98 CD and include 98SE2ME in the process..

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 03:05 PM

Idunno if production system running 98 still exist, but i actually run 98. On my G/F's laptop. Mainly cuz' it's a 700 MHz celeron (based off of pentium 2 probably) w a whopping 64 megs of ram.

:P

//martin


What does your G/F produce, "STOP ERRORS" or "MEMORY FAULTS" ?? :P

:P

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#14 Draugen

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 07:50 PM

Well, i'm the one who uses the laptop. And it's pretty darn stable. Really. 0_o. I use it for on-the-road development (<3 danish trains w/ power outlets) and such.

My better half uses a 2.4GHz celeron w/512 megs of ram and an ATI9250 (it's for schoolwork/WoW :P ) that i got her last year. And that works a tad better. (although i really am an AMD/nVidia man. But with the recent AMD/ATI merger, we'll see what happens to that..)

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#15 Mikorist

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 10:15 AM

Following the trail of useful links left by Jaclaz I found 98SE2ME:

http://www.mdgx.com/9s2m/

Maybe one could follow the steps to create a 98 CD and include 98SE2ME in the process..

KenOath at vipertech did.
Thanks
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