CDK on Windows98

Jeffrey Russell Horner
Fri Sep 11 18:58:00 GMT 1998


I copied the attached email here as a reference from the September
archive ( since I just joined the list).

If it's not too much trouble, I would like someone to give a more detailed
explanation about the errors I recieve when trying to install cdk on my
Windows98 box.

I vaguely remember getting the same error as Fredrik Gustafson the
first time I tried installing cdk. But after that first time I haven't been
able to reproduce it. Now, when I execute (double-click)  cdk.exe, here are
the actions that happen:

	1) cdk decompresses itself
	2) prompts me for a temporary directory (I take the default)
	3) and produces two error windows:
		a) 'The command line could not be executed' - I can
		    only press the OK button
		b) then this error window appears:
		   PackageFromTheWeb Error

		    Unable to execute "C:\TMP\SETUP.EXE" /SMS

And that's it. No install for me... 

I gleaned from the second error window that Cygnus is using
PackageFromTheWeb from InstallShield to bundle cdk.exe, so I visited
their website to see if I could find any clues; I came up dry.

Then I cd'ed to "C:\TMP\" and tried executing setup.exe by itself. It replied:
'A device on your system is not working properly' ( I paraphrase).

Thus ends my experience with cdk on Windows98. I would greatly appreciate
any and all responses, clues, incantations, etc. to solve my problem.


Jeff Horner        The University of Tennessee     CS Department
423 974-2841            fax: 423 974-8296         104 Ayres Hall        Knoxville, TN  37996-1301              

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>rom Fredrik Gustafson on Thu, Sep 03, 1998 at 11:32:03AM +0200
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>On Thu, Sep 03, 1998 at 11:32:03AM +0200, Fredrik Gustafson wrote:
>> Hi!
>> Is there a simple way (yet) to get CDK up and running on Windows98?
>> Right now cdk.exe stops with the error message 
> "Setup is nable to find installation languages in C:\TMP\SETUP.LID file.
> Error 105"
>This is generic install problem unrelated to Win98.  Your download was
>corrupted, /tmp doesn't exist, or something else like that is confused.
>Geoffrey Noer
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