I recently acquired a lot of t43s and t43ps,
I managed to successfully install windows 98 on both an unmodified t43 2668 46u and a t43 in which I have replaced the motherboard with one from a t43p (they both have the ati 300 and 1200 video cards respectively), using an IDE ssd.
One issue I came across however was that i was unable to install the video drivers which were provided here:viewtopic.php?t=119509
from a clean install the video card is not detected, and when removing all video devices from the management menu and restarting the computer one of the video devices are automatically detected and a driver is installed automatically.
From this state the drivers also do not detect my video card.
If I then again remove the devices without restarting the screen turn black as would be expected without a video device.
I have tried for quite some time to install proper video drivers for the laptops, even going so far as to attempt somewhat newer versions of the catalyst suite, using unofficial updates, and win98toME, but with no success.
If someone would be able to provide me with a way to successfully install video drivers for this laptop on win 98 I would be eternally grateful.
If anyone also has any tips on installing other drivers such as audio drivers I would also be thankful, I have not looked into this as much, so any advice would be nice.
As a sidenote installing video drivers on both these laptops works well on windows 2000, and the video devices are detected on ubuntu, so there is nothing wrong with the video cards.