Ok, fair shake here....
If you had the floppy that comes with Win'98, you could see your CD.
And do you honestly expect the bios to suddenly recognise a HD just cos
you've put Windows onto it?
To compare like with like, try installing RH6.0 or earlier on a P75. If you
can get a working desktop environment (what I presume your friend is looking
for?) in under an hour, you'll be doing VERY well.
I'm no champion for Windows, but let's be fair here...
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: kevin lyda [SMTP:kevin at suberic.net]
> Sent: Friday, May 18, 2001 8:34 AM
> To: irish linux users group
> Subject: [ILUG] installing windows...
>> the quick question is, how can i get a compaq deskpro (pentium 75 or
> so) to recognise a disk (8374c, 16h, 63s)? i can see it in linux, but
> not in windows. also, anyone know where to mount a second disk in a
> deskpro case?
>> ok, so here i had a bare machine last weekend. my cousin wanted win98
> on it. so i had a win98 cd, and there was a working copy of dos on it.
> however the computer wouldn't boot from cd, and i couldn't get dos to
> see the cd. there was no driver disk with the cdrom drive.
>> i tried:
>> a complete install of dos 6.22 - no cdrom detected.
> a complete install of win 3.11 - no cdrom detected.
>> finally i booted my laptop and started hunting for docs. buried within
> a readme file in the win98 sub-directory was a comment that i *could*
> copy the install files from the cd to the hd (/w98flat) and i could
> install from there. bingo.
>> downloaded tom's boot root, copied with a few errors to a floppy, booted
> up (ignored errors) and proceeded to copy the cd dir to the win dir -
> took around 30 minutes (previous adventures had taken around six hours).
> installed win98. took an hour (redhat takes around 30 minutes).
>> i had gone through this whole thing because the bios couldn't recognise
> my cousin's hd - the big one above. now with a working 98 install,
> i plugged in the disk and booted up. nada.
>> so, linux driver support was *better* and easier in this case.
>> all in all the 98 install isn't complete after 8 hours. linux would
> have installed in 30 minutes. sadly the want windows.
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