After being get some failed & frustrated on how to emulating it, finally now I’m working on a different ways. Just make a try to run it in a virtual machine environment & hoping for a better result. Well, I’m currently not to using VMWare since its package is huge (about 130M) & requiring a high specification computer hardware which we doesn’t have yet in the branches. So, I’m trying to use VirtualBox developed by Innotek, another yet open source virtual machine which available to download from http://www.virtualbox.org. It is a multiplatform virtual machine & would work on any operating system likes Mac OS, Linux & Windows.
For the installation, the VirtualBox need only 13MB of empty spaces. It is a quite less virtual machine package than VMWare, ever!. The setup process are so easy, while it also require a dependency of compat-libstdc++ package which unable to detected before. This can be solve after downloading the packages from http://rpmfind.net according to the using of your Linux version (I’m using Fedora Core 4 with kernel version of 2.6.17).
First, I try to create a virtual host environment for Windows 98 since ~ I thought ~ it will run more smooth than Windows 2000 or Windows XP. Preparing the virtual hard drive is easy as VMWare. I let the space for about 980MB for this. Next, I plugged in the Windows 98 setup CD into my external Asus DVD-RW drives and start the VirtualBox to boot it.
After finished installation, it’s need to restart. Once, the VirtualBox would raise an error messages likes “PIIX3 cannot attach drive...” or something similar. If you meet this exception, close the VirtualBox & try to fix recompile the setup with run a command below on console.
/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setupOther else, If you see something else error messages likes “PIIX3 cannot attach drive to the Secondary Master”, try to plug out the devices likes USB flash disk, floppy or something else from the computers. This might be a solution for the problem. Hence I don’t know how to resolve it anyway.
Overall, the installation need much time than I expected before. I’ll post my next article regarding to this about on how to connecting to the network & installing the application I explained above.
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