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iMac running OS 9 and Windows 98 inside of Virtual PC 4. Virtual PC starts, but Windows 98 will not boot past the splash screen. Vital data must be rescued from the 1GB+ Virtual PC file.
- Connect iMac to network
- Insert SLAX CD
- Open Virtual PC 4. Make sure booting from CD and networking are enabled for your Windows 98 virtual PC. 📺
- Start Windows 98 📺
- Slax will boot. Login as root and then type
mc to start Midnight Commander. 📺
- Navigate to the file(s) to be recovered in the left pane (C: will usually be found at /mnt/disc0part1), and open an FTP server in the right pane. 📺
- Copy desired data to FTP server.