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 PostPost subject: Getting iso files to work with VMWare        Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:41 am 
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Hi, I'm a newbie at the whole beta community stuff so I downloaded a couple of betas to try (Neptune 5111 and Chicago 58). I got Neptune working fine (although the VGA driver under VM Tools doesn't want to behave) but I can't get Chicago to work.

I get the error 'Exiting Intel PXE ROM. Operating Syetm not found'. I'm running it the same way direct from the iso image but it doesn't seem to like it. Is it due to the old 9x architecture (ie needing DOS)?

Hope this post is ok, my first. :D

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 PostPost subject: Re: Getting iso files to work with VMWare        Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:52 am 
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The ISOs of Chicago through most Memphis betas (with the exception of Windows 95 RTM and releases to the public). You need to get a dos bootdisk to install Chicago.


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I don't think the older 9x systems are bootable? (correct me if I'm wrong)

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 PostPost subject: Re: Getting iso files to work with VMWare        Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:04 am 
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4512jth wrote:
The ISOs of Chicago through most Memphis betas (with the exception of Windows 95 RTM and releases to the public). You need to get a dos bootdisk to install Chicago.


Are they available on the BA Server?

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 PostPost subject: Re: Getting iso files to work with VMWare        Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:17 am 
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hougtimo, I am talking about retail releases i.e on CD/Floppy, not betas. and bradphipps, you can just use any old dos bootdisk, probably dos 4-5 maybe.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Getting iso files to work with VMWare        Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:20 am 
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4512jth wrote:
bradphipps, you can just use any old dos bootdisk, probably dos 4-5 maybe.


Cheers for that.

I have to say I'm not 100% with DOS so I may be back... :D

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Having issues getting VMtools installed. Is this a known bug with Longhorn 4074 or is there something I have to mod first?

4074 is activated, timebomb-removed and humming along nicely otherwise...

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 PostPost subject: Re: Getting iso files to work with VMWare        Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:57 am 
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You have to run in XP compatibility mode.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Getting iso files to work with VMWare        Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:09 am 
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^ Sorry, is that a Longhorn function or a VMware setting?

EDIT: Sorry, found it. Haven't really used anything post-XP so wasn't used to that term.

And no, it didn't fix it (probably cos VMware is external to the OS, so I couldn't set a compatilibity mode).

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 PostPost subject: Re: Getting iso files to work with VMWare        Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:37 pm 
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hougtimo wrote:
I don't think the older 9x systems are bootable? (correct me if I'm wrong)


Actually, Windows 98SE CD is bootable, whereas Windows 95/95A is not (i have no experience with windows 95B/95C and 98A)


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 PostPost subject: Re: Getting iso files to work with VMWare        Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:46 pm 
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EngiNerd wrote:
hougtimo wrote:
I don't think the older 9x systems are bootable? (correct me if I'm wrong)


Actually, Windows 98SE CD is bootable, whereas Windows 95/95A is not (i have no experience with windows 95B/95C and 98A)


The Windows 95 discs needed an floppy to start the setup.
Windows 98 did not, but still for computer who could not boot from a CD it was still in the package when you bought it.

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