windows98 will not install on laptop, "No Valid CDROM device drivers installed"
Posted on 2012-03-22
I have a Lenovo Y430 laptop with a failed harddrive, and no recovery disk. I also have an unused winXP install disk, 'upgrade' type. This loads and runs, after replacing the dead drive and setting SATA mode to 'IDE' in the BIOS, but it wants a Microsoft OS on there first, and my win98 SE install disk won't run, because:
NO DRIVES FOUND, ABORTING INSTALLATION
"Device Driver not found: 'OEMCD001'
No Valid CDROM device drivers .
I found this comment for the same problem, different laptop:
"Windows 98 is not a supported operating system of the mainboard. Due to limitations in the IDE support of Windows 98 install it is not able to detect the type of controller used in the G33 Chipset. This is because addtional support is required to support this type of controller that is not present in Windows 98."
... so i'm guessing this is not fixable.
But I have already partitioned the new harddrive from a Ubuntu Live CD, so can I copy the win98 install disk onto the new drive, and install from that?
If the win98 install files are put on a small bootable partition, can I install from that onto the rest of the drive, and then later on clean up the partition table?