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I am running Ubuntu 9.04 and have Virtualbox. I keep trying to install Windows 98 but the window closes and under the status it says "Aborted" When I reboot it ...
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    Installing Windows 98 in Virtualbox


    I am running Ubuntu 9.04 and have Virtualbox.

    I keep trying to install Windows 98 but the window closes and under the status it says "Aborted"

    When I reboot it gives me the failed startup menu with safe mode, command promt, etc...

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    Where exactly it says "Aborted"
    be more specific.
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    It says that in the stauts area, like where it says "Powered On", "Powered Off."

    It says aborted, when I start it it will say powered on until it crashes again.

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    Basically, Win98 crashed, so when you restarted the VM it would give you the normal boot screen(s) for after a crash, such as safe mode, command prompt, etc. just like you said you do.

    Win98 is not a protected-mode OS. My guess is that your VM configuration for Win98 is not correct. When you created the new VM, I assume you specified Windows 98 as the OS type? What are your other settings?

    Also, which version of VirtualBox are you running, and what is your host OS, CPU type, RAM, etc?
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    I am running 2.1.4_OSE on Ubuntu 9.04 and I selected Windows 98 as the OS.

    Now I am running it (used a different ISO to install) but it's laggy and slow. I double click "My Computer" and it takes a while to open...

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    Basically, I'm not sure with Windows 98, Its been so long I havent seen it around
    but I'm sure that any Virtualization hypervisor won't support older OS on generic mode.

    EDIT:, Try not to use OSE version, just get a normal release from VirtualBox.org
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    It runs in VMWare. I am not sure I wanna reinstall a new version, can you even install the non OSE on Linux?

    Why do they have an OSE and propriotary version?

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    So what is the difference between OSE and not?

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    The OSE (Open Source Edition) does not include some proprietary components that the regular version (now at v2.2.2) does. I've heard that it is more stable than the OSE but since I've never run the OSE I cannot say from experience. Yes, the regular version runs on Linux (both 32-bit and 64-bit), and it explicitly supports Windows 98. I run v2.2.2 on my 64-bit CentOS/RHEL system, with both 32-bit and 64-bit client OS's. I haven't personally tried Win98, just so you know.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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