I am trying to install windows 98 on my IBM think pad 600E. The earlier Hitachi 6 GB HDD which was on the laptop got fried, so one of my friends gave me a used IBM Travelstar 20 GB HDD.
This is what I did :
1) Used the bootable CD and chose "Boot without CDROM" , typed in fdisk and saw that it already has a primary DOS partition.
(In fact when I had this problem I tried to delete this and create a new partition but all the time it kept on at "Verifying drive integrity which never moved from 0%) . So I rebooted again and saw that the partition was still there, so I chose to go ahead to the next step
3) Booted with CDROM support and then did the format /c. This goes fine until it reaches 99 percent and then it throws up this error :
Unable to write to BOOT. Retry
I retried but it never goes through and finally I had to abort this.
I have been trying this but everytime I format the drive, it reaches till 99 percent and then says Unable to write to BOOT and the format fails.
Tried even the format c/u , unconditional formating but no luck.
Should I update the BIOS for this since I heard that IBM doesnt recognize HDDs higher than 6 GB ?
Could you please help me with this one.