i had used the 32 MB SanDisk CF card with my Audreys, but the bizarre partition table appeared on it even after i 'formatted' it under Win98SE with the CFPREP tool, and FORMAT /S G: and SYS G: commands. anyway, wiping out ALL the partition table entries on the CF card, then using Ranish to create a proper FAT-16 (not FAT-12!!) bootable partition with a 'standard IPL' bootstrap before copying the IO.SYS, MSDOS.SYS, and COMMAND.COM files solved the problem.
as bballctaulbee reported in another thread and Ranish states in his README.TXT, Win98 FDISK and FORMAT appear to be intentionally limited to enabling and marking a single boot partition, even if you're not working with the primary hard disk drive. i guess if you work in Redmond, OR, there isn't ANY OTHER operating system in the world, huh?
so, the IA-1 updated to MSN 2.0 last night, since the screens look quite different, there's more sounds, and there's an option for broadband connection ) i'll be backing this up to my 256 MB Memorex CF card, then over to the Win98 backup directory, and sanitizing whatever personal data i can find in the image with the 'frhed' hex editor.
really like the look of Win98 running on your IA-1. hope i'll get there, sometime later this week. with dolly.exe, Gemulator Explorer, and a 256 MB CF card, we can keep multiple images for the IA-1 on a Win98 hard drive, and boot with whatever (Linux, QNX??) operating system suits us at the moment.
your information and assistance has been an invaluable resouce. thanks for all your hard work earlier this year with your IA-1.