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Re:  Windows 98 Skins
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2006, 04:03:12 PM »
Yes and yes.

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Re:  Windows 98 Skins
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2006, 04:03:36 PM »
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Thanks ;D
Did you use a skin to get your start menu and windows to appear like that?

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Yes and yes.

How and How?
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Re:  Windows 98 Skins
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2006, 04:07:38 PM »
Partition hard drive and boot manager.

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Re:  Windows 98 Skins
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2006, 04:11:32 PM »
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Partition hard drive and boot manager.
Partition? Ok. I believe I can do that....
But Boot Manager? WTH is that? (pardon my acronym language)

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Re:  Windows 98 Skins
« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2006, 04:13:40 PM »
Like XP does with older versions of Windows on separate drives or partitions, Linux distributions install their own boot manager so you can choose which OS to boot each time. Unlike Windows, it's free and it works.

Why don't you download a copy of Slax just for the experience and run it on that machine. Please don't compare the speed to Windows as this runs entirely from the CDROM rather than a much faster hard drive. Once you install Linux you can compare if you wish, but it's an "apples vs. oranges" things based on how the different OS'es function.

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Re:  Windows 98 Skins
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2006, 04:15:39 PM »
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Like XP does with older versions of Windows on separate drives or partitions, Linux distributions install their own boot manager so you can choose which OS to boot each time. Unlike Windows, it's free and it works.
And instructions to go along with that so I don't get lost in the Linux world forever?

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Re:  Windows 98 Skins
« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2006, 04:16:22 PM »
See edited version above.  ::) ::) ::) ::)

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Re:  Windows 98 Skins
« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2006, 04:26:49 PM »
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See edited version above.  ::) ::) ::) ::)
Big unfortunate problem. I have until about 6 o'clock to do this.
I don't have any blank CD's.
Could I just partition and make a drive D: and then somehow boot into it from there?
Can I get into this thing from DOS?
How, please, instructions?
Step by step?
(I need to know how to make this boot manager, and properly FDISK and partition the HD. )
I could easily have a 2GB partition. Any more could be out of the question. (Still need space for Windows)
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Re:  Windows 98 Skins
« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2006, 05:33:11 PM »
2 gig is not enough space (what do you allow Windows to run on?) and you do not want to rush this. Yes, you need a blank CD to do the project.

Do some reading up and we'll do it another time.  ;)

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Re:  Windows 98 Skins
« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2006, 05:36:29 PM »
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2 gig is not enough space (what do you allow Windows to run on?) and you do not want to rush this. Yes, you need a blank CD to do the project.

Do some reading up and we'll do it another time.  ;)
Ok. As long as its easy to delete partitions, then I am willing to go up to 5 GB. I am looking at he standard edition. After 6:00, I know I will be able to get some blank CD's.

Then I will have to wait an entire week for everything else.

How would I make a 5 gig partition with FDISK?

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Re:  Windows 98 Skins
« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2006, 05:42:56 PM »
You first have to delete the existing partition and create a new one and then reinstall Win98 THEN we can install Linux.

There are tools like Partition Magic, but they mostly are not free and that one for sure is not. It can also cause it's own problems if you don't know what you are doing.

Try that Live CD and see what it looks like, apart from speed.

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Re:  Windows 98 Skins
« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2006, 05:44:45 PM »
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You first have to delete the existing partition and create a new one and then reinstall Win98 THEN we can install Linux.

There are tools like Partition Magic, but they mostly are not free and that one for sure is not. It can also cause it's own problems if you don't know what you are doing.

Try that Live CD and see what it looks like, apart from speed.
Ok. I will try the live CD first.
So, your saying, that if I make a separate partition, the drive must be formatted first if I use FDISK?

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Re:  Windows 98 Skins
« Reply #27 on: July 12, 2006, 07:26:27 PM »
You make one partition that will hold 98. The unused free space is partitioned and formatted during the linux install.

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Re:  Windows 98 Skins
« Reply #28 on: July 13, 2006, 01:36:14 AM »
Follow the software link in my signature.  Under the Filesystems category, grab FIPS.  Defragment your hard drive, then use FIPS to shrink your Windows partition.  You can then create the new partition for Linux (when you install it) without losing any data.
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Re:  Windows 98 Skins
« Reply #29 on: July 13, 2006, 10:56:00 AM »
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Did you use a skin to get your start menu and windows to appear like that?

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Yes and yes.

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