Installing Windows 98
On
Cruiser

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Introduction

This booklet has been designed to help the novice user to set up their Rock Cruiser notebook computer with Windows 98. Some knowledge of computers is required to follow through this booklet. If you experience any difficulties when setting up the software, contact Rock Customer Services. Please ensure all extra devices (PC cards, Modems, Network cards, external mice etc.) are removed before starting this installation.

If you have any queries regarding any part of this installation, please do not hesitate to contact the Rock Technical Support Department

Complete Reinstall

WARNING: ALL DATA ON HARD DISK DRIVE WILL BE DELETED

1) If you do not have the floppy disk with the Suspend Driver on it then copy the file "0vmakfil.exe" from the Suspend directory on the Drivers CD onto a floppy disk.
2) Use a DOS start-up disk to start the Notebook Computer.
3) Type 'fdisk' at the A:\ prompt
4) Select 'Yes' to enable large disk support
5) Use option 3 to delete all partitions on the disk (usually 1 Primary DOS and 1 Non-DOS)
6) Esc to DOS and the Reboot with start-up disk in drive
7) Insert disk containing 0vmakfil.exe program
8) Type '0vmakfil -P264'
9) Once this has finished, remove all floppy disks, insert Windows 98 CD-ROM and reboot
10) When prompted press Del to enter Setup
11) Go to the Advanced Cmos Setup, then BootUp Sequence.
12) Alter this so that CD-ROM drive is first, Diskette A is second and Hard Drive C is third. Press Esc to return to main menu
13) Scroll down to Save Settings and Exit and press Enter twice.
14) Choose "Boot from CDROM", then "Start Windows 98 setup from CDROM"
15) Choose Continue and then "Configure unallocated Space"
16) Select "Yes to Large Disk Support" and then Return to reboot
17) Choose "Boot from CDROM" and then "Start Windows 98 setup from CDROM"
18) Wait while drive is formatted
19) Choose Continue, Next, Next, 'Portable' then Next
20) We recommend that you choose "Show Me a List of Components" and then select everything - but for an easier installation you may select the "Recommended" option.
21) Enter a Computer name and Workgroup if needed (ask your network administrator) and click next
22) Select "United Kingdom", Next and then Next again.
23) Wait while Windows Setup copies files
24) The computer will then reboot
25) Choose "Boot from Hard Disk"
26) When prompted enter Name and Company information and Click Next
27) Read the license agreement and, if you accept, click on "I accept the agreement"
28) Click Next and then carefully enter the Product ID number found on your certificate of Authenticity.
29) Then select Finish
30) At the "PC card Wizard" click Next, Next and then Finish
31) After a short wait the computer will reboot again
32) Select "Boot from Hard Disk" again
33) Set Date, Time and Time zone and then click Apply and then OK
34) The computer will work for a few minutes and then reboot
35) Select "Boot from Hard disk" again
36) Enter a password if you wish - although this is not necessary
37) Please wait while Windows installs new hardware and continues starting up.
38) Please restart when prompted.
39) Congratulations, you have now installed Windows 98. All that is left is to install the video and sound drivers - instructions are included overleaf.


Setting Up PCMCIA cards in Windows 98 on Cruiser

NOTES:
Knowledge of networks is required to set-up network cards. If you have any question with regard to protocols, workgroups or user names please contact you network administrator.

The cards listed below are the Rock approved cards for the Cruiser. While there should be no problems with any other standard PCMCIA card on this computer, the three cards listed below are the only ones supported either here or by Rock Technical Support.


Setting up a Xircom 10/100 Ethernet Card in Windows 98 On Cruiser

Switch on the notebook.
Once Windows 98 has loaded, put the Xircom PCMCIA card into any of the PCMCIA slots
Insert the Drivers disk into drive A:
Windows will say it has found a Xircom PCMCIA card
Windows 98 will then automatically set-up the drivers


Setting up a Dlink Ethernet Card in Windows 98 On Cruiser

Switch on the notebook.
Once Windows 98 has loaded, put in the Dlink card
Insert the Drivers disk into drive A:
Windows will say it has found a PCMCIA card
Windows 98 will then automatically set-up the drivers


Setting up a Pace NB56 Voice Modem under Windows 98 On a Cruiser

Switch on the notebook.
Once Windows 98 has loaded, put in the Pace card
Insert the Drivers disk into drive A:
Windows will say it has found a PCMCIA card
Windows 98 will then automatically locate the drivers on the driver disk