Posted on 1998-08-05
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Can the Windows 98 (OEM or full package) install from bootable CD-ROM drive connect through PCMCIA (card bus)  ?

Question by:andrewyu
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harley47 earned 60 total points
ID: 1643541
The Win98 cd is not a bootable cd.  If you write your own CD and the computers Bios supports booting from a PCMCIA CD then the answer is yes.  If your just using the standard Win98 CD then no.


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ID: 1643542
As I know, there is also a floppy disk come along with Win98, if so, does this floppy disk support PCMCIA CD-ROM drive ?

Expert Comment

ID: 1643543
No the floppy disk doesn't support the PCMCIA drive. The best thing to do is format c: /s (I'm guessing you want a clean install) then install the drivers for the PCMCIA CD.  From there you can install Win98.  Or you can make your own boot floppy with the PCMCIA drivers (Dos drivers) To do this format a Floppy with the /s command than copy the drivers to it and write a config.sys and autoexec.bat the config.sys should be something like this:

device=a:\xxx.sys (where xxx.sys is the PCMCIA driver)
device=a:\xxx1.sys /d:mscd001(the CD-rom driver)

Autoexec.bat should look like this
a:\mscdex.exe /d:mscd001

I think thats how it should look.  If I'm wrong hopefuly another expert will correct me :)

hope this helps

Author Comment

ID: 1643544
Thank you very much !
I will try it later !
Because I am still waiting for the Windows 98 Chinese edition !


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