Help!! Windows 98 disk image on VMware fusion

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  1. johnnyhow macrumors regular

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    I'm trying to install windows 98 on vwmware fusion, using an img. I do own windows 98, but my disc drive on my MacBook is broken, so, I made a disk image of the disc on another mac using disk utility.

    Anyway, the file is windows98.img, and I can't click on it when trying to install on vmware.

    Any hints? Yes I know it's crazy to instal 98 on a mac, but I'm doing it to relive
    memories.
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    Can you just rename the image with a .ISO extension. Does it mount OK in Disk Utility?

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  3. jtmx29 macrumors regular

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    You don't want to relive those memories, trust me you aren't gonna miss it or use it for long. However, if you're stubborn I think VMWARE only operates with ISO's and not DMG's for image files.
     
  4. angryboffin macrumors newbie

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    Works with .CDR format

    I use VMWare Fusion 2.0.5 on 10.5.8 and I've installed Windows 98 SE using a .cdr file made in Disk Utility. This was in an attempt to convince my mother to upgrade from her Windows 95 Dell. Built like a tank, that thing; the computer also.
     
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    .CDR would mount in Disk Utility as well, so I still think that's a good test.

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  6. johnnyhow thread starter macrumors regular

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    So simply changing the extension from .dmg to either .iso or .cdr and then opening it in vmware fusion should do the trick?
     
  7. johnnyhow thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've tried both .iso and .cdr and neither of them work.

    What happens is I select 'Use operating system installation disk image file' Then I continue. I select MS windows and Windows 98, hit continue and then finish

    a new window opens and the message 'No bootable device was detected' comes up.
     
  8. angryboffin macrumors newbie

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    I don't think just renaming the file will do the trick. I suspect they're different formats. If you still have the disk, then in the image format drop down choose "DVD/CD Master" - this will create the .CDR file. If you no longer have the disk, I've not tried it, but it looks like you can just open the IMG in Disk Utility and use the convert button with the same option as well.
     
  9. balamw Moderator

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    How big is this IMG file anyway? Could it just be a floppy image and not a CD? IMG is an odd extension for a CD image (DMG/ISO/CDR would be more likely).

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  10. js81 macrumors 65816

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    I don't think anyone else got that... I almost LOL'd my pants off... then I would've had pants on the ground... but I digress. :)
     
  11. johnnyhow thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the help! It's up and running on my mac now. Ah the memories, although I'm sure the novelty will ware off fast.

    One more question, is it possible for me to make an image of my ms
    office 97 disc and install it on win 98. I might just give it a go.
     
  12. balamw Moderator

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    Same process, create an ISO or CDR and attach that to the Virtual CD in Fusion. Or, just use the physical CD.

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  13. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    One problem is Windows 95/98 are not bootable CDs. Back then you had to install DOS using floppies first and then install Windows. It was really bizarre back then. Almost like Microsoft didn't know what they were doing.
     
  14. johnnyhow thread starter macrumors regular

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    The issue I have now is sound isn't working. I've installed vmware tools but for some reason win98 isn't recognising the sound driver.
     
  15. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    Not true. My Windows 98 Install disc is bootable, and I've successfully used an image of it to install Win98 in Fusion. (just for fun) I never used the boot floppy that MS provided. The problem was not all PCs at the time supported booting to CD, so the floppy was provided as a failsafe.

    The problem is the OP converted his install disc to the wrong type of disc image. As previously stated he should've converted to 'CD/DVD master'
     
  16. johnnyhow thread starter macrumors regular

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    Looks like the driver I found needs Windows 98 S. Ahh well, despite being soundless, at least I have windows 98 running.
     

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