From: kevin lyda (kevin at domain suberic.net)
Date: Fri 18 May 2001 - 08:41:26 IST
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
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.
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.
-- kevin at domain suberic.net "Maybe one day downtrodden poo-eaters will fork()'ed on 37058400 get a fair shake in Savage Love, but it's meatspace place: home not going to be today." http://suberic.net/~kevin --dan savage, "savage love"
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