|First, I wish to thank everyone on this BBS for their invaluable information. Some of the following instructions might be modifiable, but, as is, they make for a clean load. I used an Iomega 340mb microdrive. The end result is a full WIN98_SE OS (about 213mb). Please post your results in this thread, and any modifications and additions you employed.|
Step 1) Follow threads on this BBS to congigure the BIOS of the IA-1.
Step 2) Format the microdrive (FAT 16) and transfer the system files:
format [microdrive letter]: /s
Step 3) Create an autoexec.bat file with the line
SUBST A: C:\
(This removes the long waits looking for the floppy drive.) Notepad on any machine works just fine. Write the
file to the microdrive.
Step 4) Make a directory on the microdrive, called win98. From the WIN98 CD, copy the contents of the win98 directory
(except the OLS and TOUR directories) to the win98 directory on the microdrive.
Step 5) Put the microdrive into the IA-1. It will boot up in DOS. Change to the win98 directory. Type
setup /id /p b;v [enter]
(These setup switches eliminate available memory checks and will only install the most basic of hardware.) Be
patient! The IA-1 will reboot with a WIN98 desktop. (If the reboot hangs, press the power button.)
Step 6) Click on start, click run, type regedit, click OK. Click on the + signs for each: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE,
Software, Microsoft, Windows, Current Version. Double click on the Detect folder. Click on Edit, New, DWORD
Click Edit, click Modify, type
Click OK. Close the window. (This entry eliminates the hanging on power control devices.)
Step 7) Go to Control Panel and double click on Hardware Install. Be patient. IA-1 will reboot. (If reboot hangs,
press the power button.) All hardware will now attempt to install. Click Next whenever the IA-1 can not find
the driver. Again the IA-1 will reboot. (Power button, if hung.) The full WIN98 desktop should appear.
Step 8) Delete the win98 directory on the microdrive (drive c:). (This will free up needed space on the drive.)
Step 9) At this point I installed the Lexar USB Jumpdrive driver, (had to shut down, load the driver on the
microdrive, and restart). Now I could hot swap the usb jumpdrive to load driver information for all future
drivers. Install the video driver (cyberblade i7), from the .inf files. (Do not use its setup file.) Install
the sound driver (VIA AP97) from its setup file. (Links to these files are in threads on this BBS.) Load any
other drivers for your added devices.
Step 10)Enjoy!! I only had 1 machine to test the steps on, but it was successful each time. Please post your
experiences on this thread!!