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Subject  :  eCS Install
Author  :  mclarenm8a m6a1gt@centurytel.net
Date  :  06 May, 2007 on 23:10
The other eCS Install thread was getting confusing with a lot of quotes/repeats, so I started this new one.

I am trying to install eCS 1.2R on my notebook for the first time. Currently, my OS is OS/2 Warp 4 with fp14--I think. I don't think I have Warp 4.5. I know I do not have LVM. I also am trying to do the Advanced Install.

Currently, when I try to install eCS over Warp 4, I get thru the installation to the 'Select Installation Volume' screen. On that screen, there are no volumes to select. When I click the 'New Volume' button at the bottom of the screen I get an error message:
Disk 0 reports a corrupt partition table.
I have no clue as to what this is all about. So far I have been unable to locate Disk 0, much less repair a corrupt partition table.

Can I install over Warp 4?
Do I need to fdisk my C partition to do a clean install?
Do I need LVM to install eCS 1.2R?
How do I add/convert my OS to LVM?
Do I need to find and install Warp 4.5 before I can install eCS?

I am NOT a "techie", so please answer in non-technical terms as much as possible.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Dennis

PS--Is there a way to run 32-bit windoze apps under eCS?


Subject  :  Re:eCS Install
Author  :  Pete losepete@ntlworld.com
Date  :  07 May, 2007 on 03:25

mclarenm8a (06 May, 2007 23:13):
The other eCS Install thread was getting confusing with a lot of quotes/repeats, so I started this new one.

I am trying to install eCS 1.2R on my notebook for the first time. Currently, my OS is OS/2 Warp 4 with fp14--I think. I don't think I have Warp 4.5. I know I do not have LVM. I also am trying to do the Advanced Install.

Currently, when I try to install eCS over Warp 4, I get thru the installation to the 'Select Installation Volume' screen. On that screen, there are no volumes to select. When I click the 'New Volume' button at the bottom of the screen I get an error message:
Disk 0 reports a corrupt partition table.
I have no clue as to what this is all about. So far I have been unable to locate Disk 0, much less repair a corrupt partition table.

Can I install over Warp 4?
Do I need to fdisk my C partition to do a clean install?
Do I need LVM to install eCS 1.2R?
How do I add/convert my OS to LVM?
Do I need to find and install Warp 4.5 before I can install eCS?

I am NOT a "techie", so please answer in non-technical terms as much as possible.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Dennis

PS--Is there a way to run 32-bit windoze apps under eCS?


Hi Dennis


Yes, you can install over Warp4 using Advanced Install. When you get to the select a Volume bit select the Warp4 drive and do Not format Volume. The installer should then try to migrate the existing system.

Be warned that "migrate" installs may not be as successful as you would like so make sure that you have a backup of your current system before starting the install.

If your applications are not on the boot drive then I would be tempted to backup the Warp4 Desktop so that you can restore non-system bits such as Desktop application program objects after performing a clean install of eCS. I would use Object Packager from Object Desktop V2 to do that job - of course that means installing OD to the new eCS installation in order to be able to unpack the required bits from the Desktop backup but it works, mainly.

No, you do not need to install 4.50 before eCS - but if you did all that would require is fp15 or 16 - last of the "freebies" - if I remember correctly.

Yes, you need to use LVM with eCS1.2R so your existing fdisk'd disk(s) need updating - the eCS Create a new Volume should handle that but thinking about the partition table error message I think you need to rectify that 1st.

If you download the demo of DFSee mentioned previously that will be able to confirm there are disk problems - or not.

I have used DFSee once to recover from a corrupt partition table problem - there are 2 copies of this table and 1 disagreed with the other - and it was a bit tricky. You will need to know the exact size of all the partitions that you have and use DFSee to reset the partition table to those sizes. A good read of the docs which has some example recoveries may be a good idea.

If you think that is beyond you then I suggest that you use DFSee to check there is a problem and then Register the package and ask the author for help - he is known for being helpful

Regards

Pete


Ps: Yes some win32 apps will install and run using Odin or it is also possible to use ar5os2.exe from the Acrobat5 package as an alternative to Odin.

Acrobat5 uses the Innotek Runtime (supplied with ecS) and can be found here http://download.innotek.de/acrobatos2/5.1Preview1/OS2KitAcrobatReader51Preview1.exe

I think the most recent Odin builds are here ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/odin/Daily


Subject  :  Re:eCS Install
Author  :  mclarenm8a m6a1gt@centurytel.net
Date  :  07 May, 2007 on 14:55
Thanks, Pete!

You speak non-techie English very well. (grin)


Subject  :  Re:eCS Install
Author  :  Pete losepete@ntlworld.com
Date  :  07 May, 2007 on 15:53

mclarenm8a (07 May, 2007 14:57):
Thanks, Pete!

You speak non-techie English very well. (grin)



Hi Dennis

It can be difficult to speak "non-techie" due to the technical nature of the questions

Of possible interest and looks very related is a thread in the os2 newsgroups:-

comp.os.os2.setup.storage/Problem after converting FDisk Partitions to LVM

It looks very much like your problem so you may want to have a read.

There is also an FAQ on ecomstation that should help http://www.ecomstation.com/edp/mod.php?mod=faq&op=show_answer&faq_id=524

Hope you get it sorted

Pete


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