Windows 98SE, fdisk/format?

Dear reader,

I know this has been covered before but I am almost completely new to... cordially invited MS-DOS operating systems running - I was still a young child in those older that me were folding their minds around it.

I'm running OS X 10.8 and have Vmware Fusion 4.1.3.  The problem is that I try to install Windows 98SE using this software.   I have concerned ISO installation and also the IMG for the startup disk.

Both and so good, but then we come to the installation itself during the virtual machine startup.  I type r: [Enter] [Enter] installation and something or another tells me that I "can't create a temporary directory' and then there's something about formats.  He also was drawn to my attention that perhaps I am missing a BACK at first... How could I know that?

I googled this and the words 'fdisk' and 'format' crop everywhere (as well as in these forums).  Appreciating the fact that those who were at least in their adolescence when 98SE was released probably know exactly what they need to do.  I don't have... more googling, it seems are being challenged to know what to do in the first place - first format or fdisk first?

I found this quote promising but, for me, it's entirely in another language:

I have started the virtual machine, do fdisk to one > prompt, copied in C format: on the diskette (really an iso), rebootted the machine virtual format C:, and then typed E:\win98\setup to any > prompt and I was turned off...

Be prepared to take me by the hand and show me what to do step by step and I invite you to leave as little as possible for interpretation.  I hope you can be patient with me.

Kind regards.

I just tested a Windows 98SE installation and he didn't need a floppy disk at all. The installation immediately released the CD. Have you already tried that?


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