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 PostPost subject: How to install Windows 2000 PC98 on Neko Project 21/W?        Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:41 pm 
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I would like to figure out how to install Windows 2000 PC98 on Neko Project 21/W. Can someone please explain how you do this? I've got the installation disc ready.


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You first need a PC-98x1 DOS boot disk with NECCDD.SYS and MSCDEX.EXE installed and loaded, guide for formatting here: http://forum.softhistory.org/showthread.php?tid=32

Next is sys'ing (aka sys C: from the boot disk) and copying the entire contents of the boot disk to the hard disk.
Then, boot from the hard disk, do winnt.exe (for faster copy of the files, use smartdrv.exe from DOS 6.2 for PC-98 and load it before winnt.exe).
You can do this with or without the CX2 IDE BIOS, but it is recommended to have it in case

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 PostPost subject: Re: How to install Windows 2000 PC98 on Neko Project 21/W?        Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:11 pm 
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Thanks for the information.


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 PostPost subject: Re: How to install Windows 2000 PC98 on Neko Project 21/W?        Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:17 pm 
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I'm running into another wall. Where can I get the bootdisk required anyways? All I can find are the x86 bootdisks.


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coltonspleen wrote:
I'm running into another wall. Where can I get the bootdisk required anyways? All I can find are the x86 bootdisks.


http://retro-type.com/PC98/np2-CD-ROM-boot-disk.7z

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 PostPost subject: Re: How to install Windows 2000 PC98 on Neko Project 21/W?        Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:26 pm 
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It just gives me a black screen & a weird noise. EDIT: There it is!


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 PostPost subject: Re: How to install Windows 2000 PC98 on Neko Project 21/W?        Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:38 pm 
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More brick walls. How do I even format? I know the command, it just gives me Japanese characters. I wonder what they translate to.


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coltonspleen wrote:
More brick walls. How do I even format? I know the command, it just gives me Japanese characters. I wonder what they translate to.


Have you followed the guide on softhistory I wrote?

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 PostPost subject: Re: How to install Windows 2000 PC98 on Neko Project 21/W?        Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:51 pm 
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Yes, I have read your tutorial. I'm just wondering what those characters translate to, that's all.


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coltonspleen wrote:
Yes, I have read your tutorial. I'm just wondering what those characters translate to, that's all.


No idea, but possibly related to formatting and partitioning.

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 PostPost subject: Re: How to install Windows 2000 PC98 on Neko Project 21/W?        Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:49 pm 
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Maybe using font.bmp from anex86 & grabbing the proper characters & translating that could let us figure out what's going on. I'm thinking it's "invalid drive specification" though.


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coltonspleen wrote:
I'm thinking it's "invalid drive specification" though.

So why not specify the correct drive then? Or, here's another idea, you could actually POST the gorram error message you're getting instead of having everyone here try to solve your problems by mind-reading?

OTOH it's really just the text output that's different. If you format a harddisk on an english (or whatever language you prefer) MS DOS system, chances are the same command outputs pretty much the same (error-)messages in Japanese as it does in English. You should be able to figure out how to format a harddisk by using this technique

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 PostPost subject: Re: How to install Windows 2000 PC98 on Neko Project 21/W?        Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:42 pm 
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I can't figure out the drive letter the hard drive uses in anex86 anyways. It's a 953 MB (!) hdi file. Hopefully Win2k can install on that & boot from it.


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coltonspleen wrote:
I can't figure out the drive letter the hard drive uses in anex86 anyways. It's a 953 MB (!) hdi file. Hopefully Win2k can install on that & boot from it.


Well, in NP21/W, you can click in "Emulate", then in "New disk".

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 PostPost subject: Re: How to install Windows 2000 PC98 on Neko Project 21/W?        Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 11:42 pm 
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That one doesn't have CD-ROM functionality though. Or does it? Or do I have to make floppies? If so, WinImage is my friend then.


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the "New disk" feature is for creating unformatted hard disks, to make floppy disks, however, you need anex86, which has a proper floppy creation tool without using host floppies, and WinImage won't work with these floppies since NEC uses a proprietary feature to distinguish it from standard FAT12 and later features.

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 PostPost subject: Re: How to install Windows 2000 PC98 on Neko Project 21/W?        Posted: Sun May 01, 2016 12:33 am 
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I realized there already is PC98 bootdisks in the Win2k iso, but how do I mount a CD to Neko Project 21/W anyway?


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I realized there already is PC98 bootdisks in the Win2k iso, but how do I mount a CD to Neko Project 21/W anyway?


IDE #2 is the option by default, in "Harddisk".

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 PostPost subject: Re: How to install Windows 2000 PC98 on Neko Project 21/W?        Posted: Sun May 01, 2016 9:51 pm 
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It doesn't allow for ISOs though.


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It does allow ISOs, provided you configure the "IDE option" in "Harddisk" of np21/w.

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TheCollector1988 wrote:
the "New disk" feature is for creating unformatted hard disks, to make floppy disks, however, you need anex86, which has a proper floppy creation tool without using host floppies, and WinImage won't work with these floppies since NEC uses a proprietary feature to distinguish it from standard FAT12 and later features.

It's still FAT12, it just uses 1024 bytes per sector as opposed to the PC's 512. Unfortunately, Winimage is hardcoded to 512 bytes per sector.

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