Bochs Tutorial (windows98se)

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Bochs Tutorial (windows98se)

Post by Bucko » Sun Jul 25, 2004 5:13 pm

Hey guys, I followed the tutorial for running bochs every step and it works great. The virtual pc window opens but it gives me "Fatal: Could not read the boot disk". I assume this is because of my crappy phillips drive that don't work.

Is there anyway I can install windows via an ISO? Could someone talk me through it? Thanks a bunch, I'm sure the guru nobspangle would be able to help me out.

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Re: Bochs Tutorial (windows98se)

Post by Desertboy » Sun Jul 25, 2004 5:40 pm

Bucko wrote:Hey guys, I followed the tutorial for running bochs every step and it works great. The virtual pc window opens but it gives me "Fatal: Could not read the boot disk". I assume this is because of my crappy phillips drive that don't work.

Is there anyway I can install windows via an ISO? Could someone talk me through it? Thanks a bunch, I'm sure the guru nobspangle would be able to help me out.
Don't use bochs it's far far too slow

If you really must run windows Qemu is a much much better option a lot faster.


Bochs on my P4 2.4ghz performs like a slow 286, qemu performs like a 400mhz P2.

I got officeXP installed through crossover office on linux and performance was very good if it's just one application your after wine is probably the way forward.
Help I haven't got a clue, Linux scares me and I don't know what to double click. Where's My computer, I don't see any setup.exe and my device manager is plain missing.

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Post by Bucko » Sun Jul 25, 2004 6:46 pm

that doesn't answer my question. My DVD Drive doesnt not work, anyway way to install windows 98se in bochs via Network or somthing?

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Post by nobspangle » Mon Jul 26, 2004 7:29 am

I'm just guessing but you can probably just mount the CD over a network in /mnt/cdrom
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Post by Bucko » Mon Jul 26, 2004 12:14 pm

I'm just guessing but you can probably just mount the CD over a network in /mnt/cdrom
Yer, I was thinking of somthing like making a virtual cd drive and as nobspangle said mount the image. How would I make a virtual cd drive in Linux, I use demon tools on windows doubt that could be used in Linux. Any idea, it would be faster than doing it through a network.

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Post by nobspangle » Mon Jul 26, 2004 1:44 pm

just mount the iso as a loopback

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mount -t iso9660 -o loop /path/to/image.iso /mnt/cdrom
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Post by Bucko » Mon Jul 26, 2004 11:16 pm

simple as that eh? :D, will try it soon, thanks!

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Post by Bucko » Tue Jul 27, 2004 12:22 pm

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Xbox root # mount -t iso9660 -o loop /mnt/fatx/f/Win98/WIN98SE.img /mnt/cdrom
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/loop2,
       or too many mounted file systems
:(

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Post by nobspangle » Wed Jul 28, 2004 4:47 pm

I'm not sure if your *.img file is an iso
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Post by Bucko » Wed Jul 28, 2004 10:01 pm

I thought that :p, ill convert it.

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ok i did that but it still says the same, could not read the boot disk.

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Post by Bucko » Fri Jul 30, 2004 12:53 pm

any ideas?

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Post by Bucko » Tue Aug 03, 2004 1:55 pm

well, anyone ever done this?

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