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My Friend needs help! (and quick)


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D2k06

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Hi, my friend cant get onto the internet at the moment so he has asked me to tell you this:

'my hard drive got wiped. i installed ubuntu linux as it was all i had. since, i've found both a Windows 98 SE disk and a Windows ME disk. neither boot into set up on restart. I cannot make a boot floppy as it won't work in linux. I have another laptop that i can use but it doesn't have a floppy drive. I tried (and failed) to make a USB stick bootable, and failed. I'm stuck!'

any replies that i get will be passed onto him

:whistling: many thanks
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your friend needs to give us some idea what he wants to do....the best solution would be wipe out the harddrive and install his OS of choice from a clean drive.

Is there any reason this is not an option?
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he wants to install windows ME but it doesnt boot up
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Believe it or not, windows ME retail CDs was NOT self bootable (though some OEMs did modify the CD to make it bootable)

Windows 98 was self-bootable for the most part, but some OEMs provided non-bootable Cds

The solution is to make a boot floppy, and isntall winme using it.

I do not understand why you cannot make a bootable floppy...is it because you only have a linux machine?
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