posted on Jul, 11 2011 @ 09:16 PM
The problem you are having is you booted up with dos 7 (part of win98) and you are trying to run a dos 6.22 program. So it chokes. You need to boot
with 6.22 to run the setup program.
To find out what version you are using any time you have the dos prompt, type “ver” and hit return. Even works on windows XP!
If your computer can boot to CD rom then download a CD iso image from……
And burn that to disk
Put that disk in the cd rom. Boot to 6.22 then put the full installation disk in the cd drive and install it. The cd drive will show up as A:
The thing I would do if I owned it would be to get a used 20 or 30 gig IDE drive and use that with your existing win98. Or just get a new 320 gig
drive for around $50 and just use 30 gig of it for now on a fat32 partition. Solid state drives are also running around $50 for 8GB to 16GB drives.
If you are using a computer that can’t recognize over 2 or 8GB of hard drives space, you can use a bios overlay program to allow your computer to
see the full capacity. If you need one, just ask, I can point you to a few that would do the job.
On the alternative operating system front, your system isn’t going to be able to run any modern top line distributions. The only one I would think
of using with your computer is DSL “Damn Small Linux” And that would only be in an instance where I had high speed internet with an Ethernet
connection. It is a pain in the A$$ to use dialup on linux!!!!!!!
For win 98 or ME I would run opera 9.X or 10.X for the internet browser. I have done it and it’s a perfectly useable browser for an older computer.
Ignore their offers to upgrade because past 9.X for win 98 or 10.X for ME will not work.