off topic: Windows 98 and binutils

Marcus Meissner Marcus.Meissner at
Sun Jun 3 14:49:44 CDT 2001

On Sun, Jun 03, 2001 at 10:41:55AM -0700, Brian Craft wrote:
> Hey -- Sorry for the OT post, but I suspect someone here will know the answer
> to this.
> I'm trying to objdump some Windows 98 device drivers & dlls. Last time I did
> something like this it was user-mode code from 95 or NT (not sure which), and I
> just configured binutils for i386-pe. Only this same configuration won't read
> the Windows 98 files -- it says the file format isn't recognised. I can still
> read the old Windows binaries with this config.

i386-pe can only dump the Win32 .DLL and .EXE files. Most of them, some
cause crashes.

They cannot dump .VXD files.

Ciao, Marcus

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