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    OK, What's next??

    Have my VIA EPIA M10K installed in Morex 3688 along with a 20g laptop hard drive.

    Tested in house and it went into bios settings...so all good so far. I was unable to locate a "slim" CD ROM drive at CompUSA or Frye's. Guess I'll have to get one on-line.

    Anyway, I was wondering if I can install windows on my creation without a CD/DVD or floppy drive. I have a Windows 98 floppy boot disk and a CD. Was thinking maybe a connection between my home and car PC, (USB?).

    I am asking because in my vehicle setup I wont need CD/DVD capability since I already have the Kenwood KVT-911DVD head unit.

    I will be using the car PC mostly for navigation and on-line purposes.

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    Once again, thanks in advance.

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    Slave the laptop drive in a normal PC and copy the Windows CD onto it, then put it onto the Epia board and boot from floppy and run the install.

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    Sorry forgot you didn't have Floppy on the EPIA.

    1. you will need to get a 2.5" harddrive adapter to 3.5".
    2 put the laptop drive into your main PC as a slave
    3. copy the OS files from the original CD onto it
    4. boot your main PC from a 98 floppy.
    5. find out which drive letter your laptop drive is under dos
    6. type sys x: where x is the drive letter. (this will put the dos boot on that drive)
    7. put laptop drive onto EPIA
    8. boot and then run the install files.

    Note: you should format the laptop drive initially with fat32 and make it active.

    hope this helps.

    also suggest you do a search for smartdrv on google, because if you are going to install win2K or winXP you will need to include that in the startup.

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    you could make a new copy of your cd and make it bootable

    just copy your 98 cd to a folder, make a new nero BOOTABLE CD, (stick your floppy in the drive), nero will read the floppy to make it bootable, stick your win 98 files on the cd, and bingo, bootable win 98 cd
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    Or if you have a USB thumbdrive big enough....
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    Quote Originally Posted by vcbb5
    you could make a new copy of your cd and make it bootable

    just copy your 98 cd to a folder, make a new nero BOOTABLE CD, (stick your floppy in the drive), nero will read the floppy to make it bootable, stick your win 98 files on the cd, and bingo, bootable win 98 cd


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    he doesn't have a cd drive on the EPIA. Although I don't know why he can't just 'borrow' it from his main PC just to install the OS

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    Quote:
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    you could make a new copy of your cd and make it bootable

    just copy your 98 cd to a folder, make a new nero BOOTABLE CD, (stick your floppy in the drive), nero will read the floppy to make it bootable, stick your win 98 files on the cd, and bingo, bootable win 98 cd




    Psst.


    he doesn't have a cd drive on the EPIA. Although I don't know why he can't just 'borrow' it from his main PC just to install the OS



    Yah, i just realized that (didn't read the whole post )
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    I do have a cdrom from an old PC. I can hook into into the primary IDE as the slave, but how do I power it?

    Thanks

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    Get a Y splitter for the power running to the hard drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfay93
    Get a Y splitter for the power running to the hard drive.
    Done. Set first boot device in bios as cdrom.
    Inserted boot CD into cdrom.
    Power up.
    "The windows setup files were not found"
    Switch to D: prompt and run setup.
    "This program can not be run in MSDOS mode".

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