From: John Gay (johngay at domain eircom.net)
Date: Wed 24 Jul 2002 - 18:16:14 IST
On Wed 24 Jul 2002 12:36, you wrote:
Got the boot floppy program from here, had to run it on my Daughters
Windows95 box to create the boot floppy itself, then I was able to boot the
PC, erase the Original partitions, create a new DOS partition and format it
so the Windows98SE CD would not complain about an existing Windows
Thanks to everyone who responded to such a non-linux question ;-)
> You should be able to pick up a boot floppy image at
> At 11:48 AM 24/07/2002 +0100, you wrote:
> >I realise this is way off topic, but I'm stuck.
> >I've got a Windows98SE CD and I need to install it on an old PC I've got
> > for a friend. Unfortunately, the PC can not boot from the CD. I know
> > there has to be a boot disk image on the CD somewhere to conform to the
> > eltorito specs, but I can not seem to find it. Of course M$ would not
> > make it easy.
> >Does anyone know where this boot disk image is stored so I can copy it to
> > a boot floppy?
> >The only other option is to put the hard drive into a PC that CAN boot
> > from CD, install Windows ontl the hard drive, then put hte hard drive
> > into hte other PC, but I don't have a spare PC that CAN boot from CD.
> > Also, since the install will be on different hardware, I'll still need to
> > let Windows figure out that the hardware has changed and hope it can
> > update itself properly. YEA Right.
> >Thanks for any help and sorry for such an off-topic post.
> > John Gay
> >Irish Linux Users' Group: ilug at domain linux.ie
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> > information. List maintainer: listmaster at domain linux.ie
> Lee Hosty -x- hostyle AT csn.ul.ie -x- +353 (0)86 8768780
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