"Don Phillipson" <ey925@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> To instal Win98SE as a Virtual PC (version 6) on a WinXP formatted NTFS.
> The VPC Help file says:
> "Because there is no operating system installed on the virtual machine, a
> message is
> displayed to Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in
> Boot device. Ensure that the virtual machine window is the active window
> on your desktop,
> and then do one of the following:
> Insert the startup CD for the operating system into the CD drive, and then
> press ENTER "
> Problem: the VPC can start SETUP.EXE from the Win98 CD but
> after subroutine to format "unallocated" drivespace (presumably
> what VPC has already set aside) the setup process does a reboot:
> 1. If the boot floppy is in place, this sees no FAT hard drive
> therefore makes its RAMdrive drive C:; and there are no DOS
> drivers to enable access to the CD.
> 2. If we reboot with no floppy, although the bootable CD is in
> place and selected by VPC as "Use Physical Drive O" we get
> "Reboot and Select proper Boot device
> or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device"
> (Opening and reclosing drive O: does not work.
> What should I do next?
> Don Phillipson
> Carlsbad Springs
> (Ottawa, Canada)
Start with the floppy
FDisk to create your partition.
Format the partition.
Then reboot and you can then run the setup.
CNE, CNA, MCP, A+, N+