If you install Windows 98 from CD-ROM by first booting from a start-up floppy (such as a Windows 98 Startup Disk) and run
setup.exe, it will inform the user that it is going to check the hard disks, and then it is possible that you will get a strange, half-formed error message printed into the console like the one below and the installation will halt.
Please wait while Setup initializes. Scanning system registry... Windows Setup requires 7340032 by
The final line may be partially clipped at any point. The full message is
Windows Setup requires 7340032 bytes available on your C: drive.
This error is somewhat common on a freshly
fdisked hard drive or SD/CF media.
How do you proceed past this error?