CD-ROM Device Driver Trick
The OAKCDROM.SYS device driver found in Windows 98 is a protected mode device driver that seems to work with virtually every IDE CD we have tried, including CD juke-boxes. While it wont make a juke-box read every drive letter, it does make the first drive letter available without chasing down some device driver.
Windows setup diskettes assign a handle name in the CONFIG.SYS for the OAKCDROM.SYS file. If you have to perform a quick and dirty, just drop the OAKCDROM.SYS driver in the CONFIG.SYS file, with DEVICE= OAKCDROM.SYS
In the AUTOEXEC.BAT file, type MSCDEX.EXE /D:12345678 /D:Z and you will get virtually any IDE CD operational as a Z drive. Now you can load Windows 2000, Linux, or ? onto a new hard drive from a command device interface (CDI) operating system such as DOS 6.22 (which easily fits on a floppy with all the required support drivers).
8 Practice Drive letter changing
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