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
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:
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
http://www.cs.utk.edu/~jhorner/ Knoxville, TN 37996-1301
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>rom Fredrik Gustafson on Thu, Sep 03, 1998 at 11:32:03AM +0200
>On Thu, Sep 03, 1998 at 11:32:03AM +0200, Fredrik Gustafson wrote:
>> 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.
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