How To Install Windows 98 On Dosbox Windows. Find the DOSBox folder in your Start menu or use the desktop shortcut you just created. You’ll notice two windows open: the DOSBox status window. If you haven't worked with DOSBox before, see the DOSBox README. If you still need help with DOSBox, or with mounting.
Windows 9x is NOT officially supported under DOSBox. *STABILITY OF WINDOWS 9x GUEST IN DOSBOX IS HIGHLY DEPENDENT ON VIDEO DRIVERS. INSTALL THE ATTACHED DRIVERS FOR S3 CARD.
**WINDOWS 9X WILL FREEZE OR CRASH OCCASIONALLY. LEARN TO LOVE IT OR FIX IT YOURSELF. ONLY USE CPUTYPE=PENTIUM_SLOW in DOSBOX.CONF. USE NO OTHER PARAMETERS WINDOWS ME DOES NOT WORK IN DOSBOX. USE VMWARE VIRTUALPC ETC. Downloads Needed: Latest DOSBox version (DOSBox 0.74 as of this guide) or DOSBox SVN (7-23-2011 as of this guide) HAL9000 Megabuild v6 Gulikoza or Yhkwong DOSBox build (for Glide support) Winimage ImDisk or equivalent WinPcap (for builds of DOSBox with NE2000 support) GENERIC WINDOWS 9x INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS *WITH WINDOWS 95B+ YOU WILL EXPERIENCE DIALOG ERRORS DURING INSTALL.
JUST CONTINUE THE INSTALL SHORT INSTRUCTIONS 1. Download and install DOSBox 0.74 2. Download 2GBFreeDOS.zip attached to this post. Unzip the contents to the DOSBox directory. Add this line to the [autoexec] section in dosbox.conf imgmount 2 2gbfreedos.img -t hdd -fs none -size 512, 4. Open the 2GBfreedos.img with Winimage or IMDISK. Copy the 9x installation files to the '9xinst' directory.
Execute DOSBox and boot the image with the command 'boot -l c' 6. Go to the 9xinst directory on the image and type in 'setup /NM /IS' to start the install. When setup is done with the first part of setup it will close DOSBox.
(This is normal) 8. Start DOSBox again and run 'boot -l c'. When setup is done it will go straight to the Windows desktop and you are done installing! Shut down DOSBox and make a backup of the image so you don't have to reinstall again. LONG INSTRUCTIONS 1. Download and install DOSBox 0.74 (Overwrite DOSBox 0.74 files with SVN if you want to use the SVN) 2.
Download HAL9000 MegaBuild v6 and install: 3. Execute HAL9000 MegaBuild v6. Create a Hard Drive image by typing 'Imgmake test.img -t hd_2gig -nofs -bat' inside of DOSBox. (Refer to the documentation for other options for imgmake) This command will create 'test.img' in the same directory as HAL9000 MegaBuild that is 2gb in size. Make a backup copy of the image so you don't have to bother recreating it again if you wish. (Use NTFS compression on it or compress it with a compression program to save space if needed).
Move 'test.img' and 'test.bat' to the DOSBox 0.74 directory (if you are not going to use HAL9000's DOSBox Build to run the OS) 6. Next you will next need a floppy image of MS-DOS. I'm not sure that it matters which version, as long as it's MSDOS 5.00+ then you should be good to go. If you don't already have an image then use Winimage to create one or you can download an image from the internet. Name the floppy image something small like 'dos622.ima'. Copy the floppy image to the DOSBox directory. Copy the Windows 9x CD to a folder in the DosBox directory.
Put it in a directory with a short name like '9xinst'. Open DosBox.conf and make sure that the [Autoexec] section looks like this: (use the values from 'test.bat' for -size) imgmount 0 dos622.ima -t floppy -fs none imgmount 2 test.img -t hdd -fs none -size 512,63,xx,xxxx (This will automatically mount the image whenever you launch DosBox) 10. Execute DOSBox and verify that it mounted the images correctly. If it didn't then you have done something wrong. (Either bad images or you still have it open in another program) 11. Type in 'Boot -l a' to boot your floppy image. Go into FDISK and partition your HD.
Close DOSBox 13. Open DOSBox and execute 'Boot -l a'. Run 'format c: /s' to format the HD and to make it bootable. Exit DOSBox 16. REM the below line in the [autoexec] section in dosbox.conf since it is no longer necessary: imgmount 0 dos622.ima -t floppy -fs none 17. Open 'test.img' with Winimage and copy the 9x folder you copied to your hard drive to the image.
(or you could mount the image with DOSBox and copy the files over but DOSBox may become unresponsive so you may think it froze.using a program like Winimage you will see a progress bar or similar so you know that it's actually working) 18. Execute DosBox and type in 'Boot -l c' to boot your HD image. Go to the directory on the image where you copied Windows and type in 'setup /is' to install Windows. When setup is done copying Windows files it will close DOSBox. (This is normal) 21. Start DOSBox and run the command 'boot -l c' again to resume setup. When setup is done it will go straight to the Windows desktop and you are done installing!