OMG! working fine now. You won't believe this:
When i had loaded the IBM 3.2G drive and tried to boot - nogo.
I wont go through what I tried, before discovering this!--->
I had Hd as slave in big system to load. I knew I had to make partition active, which I proceeded to do. upon one of several transfers from sys to Io, I saw a glint. Closer examination I saw that when I had pulled off slave jumper, plastic came off; metal stayed. For 12 hours I was trying to boot off a slave!
WIN98se loaded fine, all drivers. GOD.
Next up: K6-2+. Much praise for this board.