I just joined the forum to see if somene can guide me in getting windows 98se to do a complete install on a wiped hard drive.
I'm very computer illiterate so any body that is able to help me will have to give me every step in complete detail, such as the exact command prompts to get into the file systems, etc.
I've burned an istallation disc from the Getintopc website, wiped an 60GB hard drive with Linux Gparted and am using the disc to try and install Windows 98se to it.
IT successfully formatts the hard drive, loads the files and reboots before setting up the hardware. Then it says it can't initiallize windows because of a lack of memory.
I understand that this is because I have 1.5 GB of memory. I have tried Microsofts fix of editing the system.ini file by adding MaxPhysPage=30000 on the same line as [386nh] and then clicking on Alt and F to bring up the window to allow meto click on save and then close. Then I don't know what command promt will get me out of the widow so I can reboot the computer, so I just power it off and restart it.
The same window comes up telling me I don't have enough memory.
I don't know if I've done the fix properly or if it just isn't the answer.
Any help would be appreciated, but please keep in mind that the instructions have to be as if you are talking to somebody in kindergarden.