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    try a floppy raid

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    Yes, the size would not be a problem, It's just a matter of removing the right files. Problem is windows does not support booting from USB. It will boot to a DOS prompt, but then start complaining about missing files because it has no C: drive.

    Linux OTOH can boot from a usb stick. (try googling for knoppix usb stick or something)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnezium
    YES YOU CAN!!!! There was a project to get Win98 down under 5MB!!!! However, you lose EVERYTHING accept code processing. You get the gui and no icons, no PnP support, and NO support for video, audio, or graphics. So to answer your question, yes you can fit it, but is it worth it?
    Try windows98Lite.


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    I believe you're talking about Win95.. That has been shrunk (?) to under 5mb.. However, 98 will never go that low.. www.98lite.net for Windows98lite.. However, this has been covered before!

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    and what is the boot time with USB stick vs HDD??

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    if you were even able to do it, it would with certainty be slower.
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    I've successfully booted winxp from usb-hdd but it takes AWFULL long time, even if it's USB 2.0.. It seems like it isn't 2.0 untill Windows is fully loaded.. FYI it took like 10 minutes to boot a fresh install of xp.. My advice.. DON'T do it!

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    I hate to admit this, but I don't know linux.. Well.. Linux is smaller I guess.. Remember that a fresh install of xp is arond 1.5gb.. But once again, it booted slow.. Not sure about linux though! *Calling linux-experts*

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    windows =|= linux......

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    i will try it how it works on that linux

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