I have a V5 I-opener, with a badflash bios, an I-MOD2, and a tennmax fan. I'm trying to install 98 onto a 20GB IBM Travelstar drive that I just bought. I put the drive into my desktop with 2.5-3.5 adapter, autodetected, used 98 boot disk to fdisk, create active partition, then sys formatted the drive. copied cabs into ©ab directory.
Now to the problem. I tried running the install on the i-opener itself and it crashes after going through the hard drive scan at the first windows setup step, it always gives an error, then usually works past it if I click ignore, then it dies when it hits 100%. Tried formatting and recopying the cabs, still same problem. So i took out the drive, installed in desktop, ran setup until the first reboot(worked fine HDD=good), put in i-opener, and 8/10 times it makes it to the enter username setup screen and reboots, other 2 times it gives me an invalid command.com error.
I have tried swapping processors between the rise PR266 (says 2 x 100 Mhz on it, haven't read much about 100Mhz bus on the I-opener, is this mislabeled and its just running at 3x66mhz?), a pentium 233MMX, and a K6-2 450AHX(set at 2.2 vcore) and I always have the same problem. I have checked the hard drive settings on both machines and both are (Cyl=2432 Heads=255 Precomp=0 Landzone=38759 Sec=63 LBA=ON PIO=4).
I am still using the stock 32MB sodimm, as I do not have another memory chip to swap it out with yet. Also when i try to close the i-opener back up it no longer sees the hard drive, i'm wondering if i have a bad cable. Seems to boot into DOS just fine, can change directories fine and peruse the files. PLEASE HELP ME GET THIS THING RUNNING!!!