Left around fivish to come home, started setting up, and discovered that I had accidentally bought an OEM CPU instead of a retail one, so there was no heatsink/fan included. Went to BART, rode to MacArthur station, walked to the Emeryville CompUSA, bought a heatsink (I had $23 in my pocket, it cost $22), came home, it was about 8:15. Said, 'ok, I will get it set up in about an hour, then I can decide whether to watch this DVD'. It booted fine the first time, about half an hour later, but I spent about another hour trying to get all the drivers installed-it didn't set up the CD drive first, so I couldn't install the driver for some things, and then I ended up needing to set up a second CD drive to have both the mboard's drivers and the Win98 CD available at the same time, since for some reason I don't have the Win98 cab files copied onto that machine.
I am about to stress test the hard drive and make sure it can actually survive copying several gigs of data, instead of hard-hanging all the time--but first I have to finish the post-format thorough scan disk on one of the hard drives which I just reformatted, so doesn't really need it but I'd rather be safe, sigh.