980809 Windows98 and PS/55
It took really a l-o-o-o-n-g time to finish installation. Everything seemed to be OK but this time I got a yellow exclamation mark on IBM SPOCK SCSI like other posters reported !! I examined each reporters comments and my own data recorded when I had tested Win98 PR edition and I realized that I had used a Cyrix CPU before and the reporters used am5x86 on their systems . Then I changed am5x86 to Cyrix 5x86 GP100. Bingo! 51-N worked fine without exclamation mark in front of SPOCK SCSI and it run in 32-bit mode. I again changed Cyrix to AMD 5x86, DX4-100 and confirmed Windows98 could not recognize SPOCK SCSI properly with AMD5x86 and DX4-100.
Then I Picked up my 5551-R which is not an IML but with EIDE interface and installed Win98 on it. 51-R run in full featured mode after I reset correct resource set giving IRQ 14 to standard ESDI/IDE HD controller. 51-R and Win98 didn't care for CPUs . But if I installed an IBM SPOCK SCSI and connect a SCSI HD to boot the system ( well, no IDE device connected off from the onboard EIDE connector. This combination worked fine under Win95 ), 51-R immediately turned into " MS-DOS compatibility mode" with an am5x86, DX4ODP-100 and PODP. Only Cyrix solved the symptom.
If you really want to use Windows 98 on your PS/2s together
with IBM SPOCK SCSI,
I had read in PS/2 News Group that some of PS/2 IML machine could run windows98 ( SE ) in full featured mode. I could hardly believe it. I should test it by myself and confirm if it would work or not. I got a Win98 CD English version and tried to install it on my 9577 Bermuda with a Cyrix 5x86/interposer on it. BUT 9577-N could not recognize Cyrix ! It didn't boot! It was really strange but a Cyrix 5x86 could not run on my Bermuda planar. I did not know if I missed something. Wrong interposer setting ? Incompatible interposer? Wrong orientation of pin #1 ? Couldn't figure it out. Then I picked up 9585 with built-in FW SCSI-II/A and installed Win98 on it.. I again confirmed Win98 worked fine only with Cyrix 5x86. Does anybody have the answer why only Cyrix CPU could run properly?
Always Don Peter has an answer. Pete wrote to the News Group
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>Anyone ever tried the Spock driver files from Win95 on a Win98
system to see
Did try that. No cure.
OTOH: hebrew and cyrillic versions of Win98
seem to be not affected. I'd