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Subject  :  Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  Jamich jamich@hotmail.com
Date  :  07 Dec, 2006 on 03:29
Strange Maybe someone might be able to help me figure this one out but I found out that whenever I disable the FLOPPY in the BIOS my printing error which causes Trap 000D is solved and I have no more Printer problems. What do I need to do to fix this other than disabling the floppy. I an using a Pent III 550 MHz. All other functions runs ok.

Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  Fahrvenugen
Date  :  07 Dec, 2006 on 05:28
That sounds strange. Check to see what IRQ is being used by the floppy and printer. If they are both trying to share the same IRQ, I could see this happening. OS/2 2.11 didn't know anything about IRQ sharing. In general, printer ports usually are on IRQ7, make sure nothing else is using that IRQ.

Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  Jamich jamich@hotmail.com
Date  :  17 Dec, 2006 on 03:29
I have tried it on 3 different PC and the same problem occurs
the original motherboard had no floppy controller so the SCSI
DPT20xx did the controlling of the floppy I now I use a much newer motherboard that has the floppy controller integrated into it also I am using IDE HDD instead of SCSI HDD. I have also loaded the newest OS2 floppy drivers I can find. Over the past 2 weeks I have properly tested the system and all printing works FINE once the Floppy is disabled in bios,if the floppy is enable all works well EXCEPT printing. I both cases the PRINT SCREEN works everytime no problem.

Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  cyberspittle cyberspittle@yahoo.com
Date  :  17 Dec, 2006 on 17:59
Perhaps buy a card with LPT. They can be found used at an affordable price. You can even purchase new ones that are PCI.

Also, verify all jumper settings on your motherboard to ensure you have jumpered everything correctly. Another thing is to check in the BIOS to see if it is in the right mode. Set the LPT to the oldest technology (not bidirectional, enhanced or whatever).

Other than to verify your BIOS and motherboard jumper settings, you may have to consider testing your motherboard with another operating system.


Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  Jamich jamich@hotmail.com
Date  :  17 Dec, 2006 on 19:14
The three other PC that I tested it with are all running XP PRO with absolutely so problem. As far is another LPT board is concern, it gives the trouble with the PCI Serial board IN or OUT so I really don't think physical board seems to have any effect on the problem (I am using serial printer). The programs I need to run from OS/2 does not require the use of the floppy so disabling it is no problem right not but because I am running a dual boot with XP each time I need to Boot in XP I have to go to the Bios and enable the floppy.
I have even tried it in Mirosoft Virtual PC and is gives the same 100% problem, unless I disable the floppy even in Virtual PC it will not print yet all other system runs perfectely.
All I have done is change from an old 486 66MHz PC to a Pentium 3 PC with a PCI serial instead of a ISA Serial DIGI BOARD and a IDE HDD instead of a SCSI HDD and floppy which ran from a SCSI DPT20xx controller. Most likely it's some thing with my CONFIG.SYS that I am overlooking.
I NEED HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  obiwan
Date  :  18 Dec, 2006 on 00:35
Clearly OS/2 2.11 was not designed to run on PCI systems, so the fact that the problem is not seen in Windows XP is irrelevant. The fact that 2.11 works at all for you on a P-III is remarkable.

Poking around on the web I found this:

http://w3.ag.uiuc.edu/OS2/tricks7.html#711



The default mode of printing under OS/2 Warp is now via polling, rather than interrupt-driven, as was the case in previous OS/2 versions.

I would have suggested adding /IRQ to PRINT01.SYS, but apparently that only applies to Warp, reverting it to the old behavior that is problematic for you.

Applying this "fix" in reverse, you could try to find a PRINT01.SYS from a newer version of OS/2, say in a fixpak if you don't have one. Generally not advisable, and maybe won't work at all, but it may be worth a shot. Otherwise, you're just going to have to upgrade to Warp or eComStation.

One other thing. You have not said whether you have verified that the LPT port is on IRQ 7, and whether anything else (like the floppy controller) is using IRQ 7. That is crucial. Windows won't care about IRQ's, but OS/2 2.11 would definitely puke if it is not strictly observed.


Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  Jamich jamich@hotmail.com
Date  :  18 Dec, 2006 on 01:48
I tried that "print01.sys /IRQ" yesterday and it did not help also my LPT port is set at IRQ 7 in the Bios. I am still thinking that it's something in my Config. I am fairly new to OS/2, our OS/2 system has beem up for the last 15 years without any problem so I had very little understanding of how it really works since it has always done well untill recently when the CPU died after 15 years. Not having any of my Installation disks I had no choice but to clone the SCSI HDD to IDE HDD and shift around my CONFIG.SYS so that I could boot from IDE and relpace a few drivers with newer ones so it could see larger HDD.
I am saying this to say "my current config sys still has all the settings of my 15 YEARS OLD CPU.
Basedev=Print01.sys was not in my original config sys so I put it in but it still did not make a difference. With my os/2 if I need the floppy drive I have to go to the os/2 command prompt and type "reserve a:" My original systen is down so I am not able to determine if whenever I reserve A and try to print I would have same problem.
I hope a little more of my CPU history will help to try and figure out what needs to be done.

Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  Jamich jamich@hotmail.com
Date  :  18 Dec, 2006 on 01:52
Also remember now that even when I use Virtual PC and VMWare I still have the same problem and if I dissabe floppy in BOTH virtual Machines I have no printing problem, so problem is not HARDWARE but configuration.

Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  Stuart srtgray@clara.net
Date  :  18 Dec, 2006 on 11:54
One obvious question: do you need both floppy and printer? Presumably you do, but can you get away without one or the other for 90% of the time? What role does the OS/2 machine fill - scientific work, PSTN exchange?

Stuart


Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  Jamich jamich@hotmail.com
Date  :  18 Dec, 2006 on 14:57
In OS/2 I hardly ever use the floppy so that's fine but because I am running a dual boot with XP each time I have to go to Bios and enable Floppy before I boot to XP and thats where it gets alittle annoying.

Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  obiwan
Date  :  18 Dec, 2006 on 19:17
Boy, replacing the hardware on a 15-yr-old installation of any OS would be a nightmare. I don't envy you. What I would probably do in this situation if you don't want to upgrade to eComStation is go to a surplus store or eBay and buy another 486. It could be had for less than the cost of the time you've spent already, and then you don't have the hassle of dual booting and changing BIOS settings.

I've never tested OS/2 2.11 on anything higher than a Pentium (I) class system, and then I never tried printing.

Virtual PC and VMWare both emulate more recent hardware than a 486.

I said adding /IRQ to PRINT01.SYS would not help because you don't have Warp. That switch is to tell Warp to revert to 2.11 behavior. Interesting that it wasn't there. Maybe it isn't needed.

Have you applied the latest fixpaks?

The only other related config.sys setting I can think of is to be sure you have IBMFLPY1.ADD and not IBMFLPY2.ADD, but I doubt that would make a difference. I'm thinking it's just incompatible.


Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  Jamich jamich@hotmail.com
Date  :  19 Dec, 2006 on 01:23
Help me out here, How do I know exactly which version OS/2 I have? whenever my computer is starting it shows "Citrix A +
Server 2.01" My original OS/2 was version 1.1 Citrix Multiuser, I think we got a upgrade after the first 7 years from 33MHz to a 66MHz CPU, We should also have gotten a OS/2 upgrade as well, that was some time ago I cann't exactly remember and Like I said the system ran for 15 Years no problem so now I am force to learn about OS/2. with only this bug left to try and sort out.

Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  cyberspittle cyberspittle@yahoo.com
Date  :  19 Dec, 2006 on 03:42
Jamich,

One thing I don't understand ...

Did you move the OS/2 via hard drive to a new motherboard? Or did you do an install? I decided to break out my old OS/2 2.1 over the weekend then proceeded to upgrade it to OS/2 Warp v3, which I applied the last available FixPak. It installed fine. Hardware is AMD K6-2 550Mhz CPU, 256MBs RAM, 10GB PATA hard drive, NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX200 (which OS/2 2.1 recognized as SVGA adapter, but OS/2 Warp 3 saw as VGA ... after FixPaked v3 ... installed SciTech 7.0). OS/2 2.1 didn't recognize the Hercules DigiFire 7.1 Sound card, but after FixPaking v3, it installed.

So much for the experiment. My removable hard drive is set as master, so I slipped eCS 1.2 back in. Best of wishes.

BTW, I didn't hear if you verified the motherboards jumper settings and rechecked the BIOS ...


Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  Jamich jamich@hotmail.com
Date  :  19 Dec, 2006 on 14:54
Bios and jumpers are all fine, also I did not do a fresh Install I just clone the SCSI to IDE and move it and tested it on three different PC
(1) Pentium III with 512 PC133 RAM 40GIG HDD
(2) Pentium 166MHz with 198 PC66 Ram 4GIG HDD
(3) Pentium DUO 3.2MHz with 1024 533DDR2 80GIG HDD
All of the above works fine except the floppy problems on all, I am able to move the HDD and it works on any PC.
When I first tried it on the Pentium 166 everthing was perfect until I found out that the floppy was not working, after changing the drive and it still did not work I found out that is was disabled in the bios. Once I enabled it my printing problem started. So I bascially found out by mere chance that the floppy was causing the Printing Problem. I still think problem is in Config sys. If I have to I can live with it and be very happy as it is, but I am still researching to see if I can solve it. Any help or suggestions I will explore.

Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  cyberspittle cyberspittle@yahoo.com
Date  :  20 Dec, 2006 on 06:25
Hi Jamich,

Well, I think it is safe to say that there isn't anything wrong with your hardware, but let's not rule that out. I would hazard a guess that the installation on the hard drive is looking for a particular hardware setup. Consider it a "corrupted install". Can you do a fresh install on another hard drive? If you are using OS/2 2.x, you may need to ensure that it is not huge (by early 1990s standards ). If the new install works, then we can say that it is a configuration issue. When you install an operating system, it needs the appropriate drivers to run on it (just like Windows, Linux, etc.). Newer versions are pretty smart, in that they can reconfigure to new hardware. Best wishes.


Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  mobybrick
Date  :  20 Dec, 2006 on 19:03
Please post your CONFIG.SYS.

Was the original 486 a micro-channel PC, EISA or PCI?

Regards,
Moby.


Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  Jamich jamich@hotmail.com
Date  :  21 Dec, 2006 on 00:35
Yes is was a 486 With EISA but not sure about Micro-Channel

Here is my config


IFS=C:\OS2\HPFS.IFS /CRECL:32 /CACHE:1900 /AUTOCHECK:CDE
RUN=C:\OS2\CACHE.EXE /LAZY:ON
MAINTENANCE=OFF
SET COMSPEC=C:\OS2\CMD.EXE
LIBPATH=C:\OS2\DLL;C:\OS2\DLL\CTX;C:\;C:\OS2\MDOS;C:\OS2\DLL\CTXNET;C:\EZTAPE;D:\PS\DLL;C:\TE2
SET PATH=C:\OS2;C:\OS2\CTX;C:\OS2\CTX\OPS;C:\OS2\SYSTEM;C:\OS2\INSTALL;C:\;C:\EZTAPE;D:\PS\DLL
SET DPATH=C:\OS2;C:\OS2\CTX;C:\OS2\SYSTEM;C:\OS2\INSTALL;C:\;
SET PROMPT=[$p]
SET HELP=C:\OS2\HELP
IOPL=YES
DISKCACHE=64,LW
MAXWAIT=1
MEMMAN=SWAP,PROTECT
SWAPPATH=C:\OS2\SYSTEM 512
THREADS=512
COUNTRY=001,C:\OS2\SYSTEM\COUNTRY.SYS
DEVINFO=SCR,VGA,C:\OS2\VIOTBL.DCP
SET VIDEO_DEVICES=VIO_VGA
SET VIO_VGA=DEVICE(BVHVGA)
SET KEYS=ON
REBOOT=OFF
RESOURCE=ON
SECURITY=ON
REM * DEVICE=C:\OS2\LOG.SYS
REM * RUN=C:\OS2\CTX\OPS\LOGDAEM.EXE /W:2048
PROTECTONLY=NO
SHELL=C:\OS2\MDOS\COMMAND.COM C:\OS2\MDOS /P /E:400
GREATER16MEG=ON
BREAK=OFF
FCBS=16,8
RMSIZE=640
DEVICE=C:\OS2\MDOS\VEMM.SYS
DOS=LOW,NOUMB
DEVICE=C:\OS2\MDOS\VDPX.SYS
DEVICE=C:\OS2\MDOS\VXMS.SYS /UMB
DEVICE=C:\OS2\MDOS\VDPMI.SYS
DEVICE=C:\OS2\MDOS\VCALL.SYS
DEVICE=C:\OS2\MDOS\VVGA.SYS
REM * DEVICE=C:\OS2\CTX\LOOPDRV.OS2
REM * DEVICE=C:\OS2\CTX\NETHELP.SYS
REM * DEVICE=C:\OS2\MDOS\CTX\VNET.SYS
REM * RUN=C:\OS2\CTX\NETRUN.EXE
REM * DEVICE=C:\OS2\COM.SYS
REM * DEVICE=C:\OS2\MDOS\VCOM.SYS
CODEPAGE=437,850
DEVINFO=KBD,US,C:\OS2\KEYBOARD.DCP
BASEDEV=IBM1FLPY.ADD
BASEDEV=IBM1S506.ADD
REM BASEDEV=TMSCSIM.ADD
DEVICE=C:\OS2\TESTCFG.SYS
REM * DEVICE=C:\EZTAPE\IT.SYS
REM * RUN=C:\EZTAPE\ITDMN.EXE
REM * DEVICE=C:\DIGI\XALL45C.SYS /T:P /P:1005 /m:0d0000 /n:"digi"1 /f:c:\digi /D:M /V:ERRMSG.DIG
DEVICE=C:\EQUINOX\SST.SYS /name=DIGI:1 /f:c\OS2
REM * DEVICE=C:\NOVA\OS2000.SYS PORT=3F0 IRQ=6 DMA=2 DS=2
REM DEVICE=C:\NOVA\NOVADRV.SYS
BASEDEV=OS2DASD.DMD
BASEDEV=OS2SCSI.DMD
REM * SET TAPE=FLOPPY
rem The following command installs a BIOS patch for the Real Time
rem Clock of this computer. PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE IT !!!
device=c:\mm_patch.com

hope this helps


Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  cyberspittle cyberspittle@yahoo.com
Date  :  21 Dec, 2006 on 03:39

Jamich (21 Dec, 2006 00:35):
Yes is was a 486 With EISA but not sure about Micro-Channel

SNIP!
.
.
.
REM * SET TAPE=FLOPPY

hope this helps


OK this is a clue. Whatever tape system you may have been using, was probably connected to your floppy cable. It's IRQ/port. etc. may still be causing a conflict. I see the following related lines are also REMmed:

REM * DEVICE=C:\EZTAPE\IT.SYS
REM * RUN=C:\EZTAPE\ITDMN.EXE

However, I would like to know about:

DEVICE=C:\OS2\TESTCFG.SYS


Please save your current CONFIG.SYS (CONFIG.whatever) ... just to be safe.

When you run RMVIEW, what else is using IRQ 7 (I think that is for LPT)? RMVIEW has some options that will provide a granular view of resources.


Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  Jamich jamich@hotmail.com
Date  :  21 Dec, 2006 on 04:33
In the earlier days we use a 386 with a IRIWN Backup tape that was driven by the floppy cable thats where the EZTAPE part comes in but we upgraded some years after to a 486 with a new 5 1/4 SCSI TAPE drive thats where the NOVA drive is near the end comes in but I REM it because my test PC does not have a tape drive. Aparently when the First upgrade from 386 to 486 about some 8 years ago was done they just modify the Original 386 Config sys. ( oh by the way the original 386 was IDE HDD,7 years later 486 is Scsi HDD and now I am back to IDE HDD so that why my config sys have a few REM's because of the to and fro )
Hope that didn't confuse you, now to your question I really dont know anything about
" DEVICE=C:\OS2\TESTCFG.SYS "
Also what and where can I find RMVIEW.

Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  mobybrick
Date  :  21 Dec, 2006 on 12:21
Hi,

Thanks for posting your CONFIG.SYS.

It look as if you have a Digiboard serial adapter in the PC, or at least still have the entries for it in the CONFIG.SYS. What IRQs is this using?

There were very, very few EISA + MCA machines (notably the IBM PC 500 server) but that was Pentium+, and didn't work anyway.... so I think we can safely say that MCA config is not part of the problem.

TESTCFG is a standard part of the CONFIG.SYS. OS/2 usually won't boot without it.

DEVICE=C:\DIGI\XALL45C.SYS /T:P /P:1005 /m:0d0000 /n:"digi"1 /f:c:\digi /D:M /V:ERRMSG.DIG
DEVICE=C:\EQUINOX\SST.SYS /name=DIGI:1 /f:c\OS2

I'd try REMMING these lines above, to see if it makes any difference.

rem The following command installs a BIOS patch for the Real Time
rem Clock of this computer. PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE IT !!!
device=c:\mm_patch.com

I would *very* much like you to try remming this out, even tho it says's don't (at your own risk, of course). Now you are on a newer PC, there is no need for it.....

Regards,
Moby.


Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  Jamich jamich@hotmail.com
Date  :  21 Dec, 2006 on 15:17
Depending on which PC I am using determins which serial board I use if the PC have a ISA slot I only use the DIGI Board that's the XALL45C. I Recently bought the EQUINOX SST 8/port to use on PC with PCI only so I REM the aproprate driver. Which ever board I use works perfectly, I have already tried what you have suggested by REMMING both and I have also remove the board and I still have the TRAP 000D error. When ever I disable the floppy whether board is in or out REM or not I get NO ERROR and also remember PRINT SCREEN works EVERYTIME

Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  Jamich jamich@hotmail.com
Date  :  21 Dec, 2006 on 15:40
Remming that last line did not affect system time but printing problem remain.

Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  cyberspittle cyberspittle@yahoo.com
Date  :  22 Dec, 2006 on 04:10

Jamich (21 Dec, 2006 04:33):
In the earlier days we use a 386 with a IRIWN Backup tape that was driven by the floppy cable thats where the EZTAPE part comes in but we upgraded some years after to a 486 with a new 5 1/4 SCSI TAPE drive thats where the NOVA drive is near the end comes in but I REM it because my test PC does not have a tape drive. Aparently when the First upgrade from 386 to 486 about some 8 years ago was done they just modify the Original 386 Config sys. ( oh by the way the original 386 was IDE HDD,7 years later 486 is Scsi HDD and now I am back to IDE HDD so that why my config sys have a few REM's because of the to and fro )
Hope that didn't confuse you, now to your question I really dont know anything about
" DEVICE=C:\OS2\TESTCFG.SYS "
Also what and where can I find RMVIEW.

Hi Jamich,

FYI. Got this on another mail list ...

It's testcfg.sys and it does not test the system configuration. It provides facilities for ring3 apps to do port IO. Unfortunately testcfg.sys does things in such a what that it can confuse some modern hardware. Removing the driver avoids this and rarely causes loss of functionality.


Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  Jamich jamich@hotmail.com
Date  :  22 Dec, 2006 on 16:33
I REMMED "DEVICE=C:\OS2\TESTCFG.SYS" and it made no difference.

Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  mobybrick
Date  :  22 Dec, 2006 on 17:57
What items are in the 'Startup' folder on the desktop?
What are the contents of C:\STARTUP.CMD?
Lastly, it would seem you are just using VGA graphics - is this so?

Regards,
Moby.


Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  Jamich jamich@hotmail.com
Date  :  23 Dec, 2006 on 00:38
My setup is more like a MS Dos type and not a windows type interface. OS/2 loads and go straight to the application which is a Garage Operation Management Program. Thats the only program that is loaded onto the entire Operating System.

Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  dljone9 dljone9@os2world.com
Date  :  23 Dec, 2006 on 00:57

Jamich (23 Dec, 2006 00:3:
My setup is more like a MS Dos type and not a windows type interface. OS/2 loads and go straight to the application which is a Garage Operation Management Program. Thats the only program that is loaded onto the entire Operating System.

I think you stand a good chance of fixing this issue, and being
pleased with the performance of newer versions of the OS. If
you cloned the drive and loaded OS/2 Warp 4 w/ FP's over it
(or even Warp 3 with some fixes)...the result could very well be
not only this issue being resolved, but better performance and
fewer issues down the road.


Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  Jamich jamich@hotmail.com
Date  :  28 Dec, 2006 on 23:33
I still believe something simply is been overlooked, but hey I am no expert at this. The system I would say is 99.99% doing what it is expected to do with only this little itch, maybe after the Holidays someone might be able to come up with more things that I can try to solve this issue.
For now I just want to say a BIG THANKS to ALL those who assisted me thus far in helping me to get fully functional and I want to WISH ALL Menbers OF the Forums all the Best for the Rest of 2006 and and peacefull and properous 2007.

Thanks A Million
Jamich


Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  cyberspittle cyberspittle@yahoo.com
Date  :  29 Dec, 2006 on 02:31
Hi Jamich,

Instead of moving your hard drive to each system, why not try a fresh install?


Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  El Vato
Date  :  29 Dec, 2006 on 12:06

Jamich (28 Dec, 2006 23:33):
I still believe something simply is been overlooked, but hey I am no expert at this. The system I would say is 99.99% doing what it is expected to do with only this little itch, maybe after the Holidays someone might be able to come up with more things that I can try to solve this issue.[...]

Noticing how long this post has been going for something apparently so simple, I decided to contribute a little.

Here is a snapshot of the Config.sys of my then barely installed OS/2 2.11. It dates from a few years ago; I installed it into a dual processor Intel planar with PCI and SCSI/IDE.

You may want to compare it to what you have since the Config.sys was before I applied the SMP support.

Something interesting occurred in my case when I initially transferd the compressed file to an OS/2 VPC/2 image. Upon "rebooting" the virtual machine, the OS/2 setup utility poped up prompting me to make changes to the current setup.

Now, before installing my OS/2 2.11 I updated some of the basic and essential drivers. Hence, in your situation it may help to update some of your drivers to detect the newer hardware appropriately.

As an example, in my case to make OS/2 install I updated the IBMS506.ADD with a version from 2001; I also updated the mass device driver OS2DASD.DMD, and FDISK.COM with equivalent versions from the year referenced above.

Noting that those basic drivers interact with the BIOS to detect mass devices (among other functions), it would be useful to replace your original ones. Here is a link for downloading an a file containing three files self-extracting
07/24/00 9:46p 33c95b98 --w- fdisk.com
10/25/01 5:06p ad406bb7 --w- ibm1s506.add
06/27/01 6:17p b3acd7c8 --w- os2dasd.dmd

On the other hand, if you prefer, you may download this zipped identical file to be uncompressed with a pkzip utility.

Those files worked and are working under OS/2 VPC, Observe how you can invoke the Selective Install utility for hardware recognition even from the command line, typing: INSTALL.EXE

Please note that I do not make any implicit/explicit warranties that your problems will be over and/or that those files will not cause you any problems. Therefore, before replacing your older versions, back up your data.

Moreover, you may find that other more recent versions also work under OS/2 2.11 were you to do a search on the Internet. Those files referenced above were extracted from IDEDASD.EXE of that year. Notwithstanding, the FDISK.COM I can not recall from what fixpack did I extract it.

If you decide to download the files, I will emai you a password. Again, when OS/2 becomes free from the shackles of private entities that hinder its essential development, I will not have to do this anymore.

Good luck !


Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  Jamich jamich@hotmail.com
Date  :  29 Dec, 2006 on 18:11
El VATO I see no harm in trying these files you mentioned, I will make sure I backup older one first, please go ahead and send login info to email. I think I had updated all you mention except FDISK.COM so I will give it a shot.

Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  mobybrick
Date  :  31 Dec, 2006 on 17:51
Hi,

Can you please make sure that in the BIOS you have disabled all system and video BIOS 'cacheable' and any BIOS/ROM shadows.

If the problem still persists, please can you post a copy of RMVIEW /D and RMVIEW /P.

We might need to use RESERVE.SYS to reserve some memory areas. Please, also when Trap next happens, post Trap details.

Lastly, what video adapter are you using? I know you are only using VGA, but I saw a similar problem years ago with an S3 8C868 chipset.

Regards,
Moby.


Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  mobybrick
Date  :  31 Dec, 2006 on 18:00
Also, you will need BASEDEV=PRINT01.SYS for correct operation (as you said before, it is not currently in your CONFIG.SYS). You might want to check presence of COM.SYS too.

This, and the fact that your Digi board are using shared memory between 640Kb-1024Kb, lead me to think that OS/2 2.11 is not detecting a segment of memory in use (or one of your drivers is not OS/2 Resource Mangler aware), causing a trap when the memory is used.

The PRINT-SCREEN function must be using some kind of BIOS call, because at the moment, without PRINT01.SYS loaded, OS/2 ain't doing it, I don't think...

Lastly, you said you tried without your Digi board(s) present and still got a problem - were you by any chance still leaving one of the device drivers loading in CONFIG.SYS? To be safe, you need to test with all of the device drivers REMM'd out, and after a cold boot.

Regards,
Moby.


Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  Jamich jamich@hotmail.com
Date  :  01 Jan, 2007 on 04:15
BASE=PRINT01.SYS and COM.SYS were placed in config sys and I had the same problem. The Video Card on all the PC I tried it on was all onboard. Digi board removed and driver REM and I still have problem. I have also attached a screen print of my TRAP Error

Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  Jamich jamich@hotmail.com
Date  :  01 Jan, 2007 on 04:21
Also I need help with RMVIEW,where to download from, I cann't find it on my system where can I find it and how do I use it so I can send info you need.

Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  mobybrick
Date  :  01 Jan, 2007 on 05:54
Sorry, RMVIEW is Warp 3.0+ - my mistake.

I can't find any (near) hits on the CS:EIP or CSLIM, I'm afraid.

Please try to make sure all Video/System ROM BIOS shadow/cache is turned off... also, if you are using PS/2 mouse, please make sure that IRQ12 is reserved in BIOS.

Also, what does VER /R at the prompt say? I thought OS/2 2.11 kernels where internal version 6.xxx, but your trap screen shows 2.xxxx. Or maybe another thing I am getting wrong!

Regards,
Moby.


Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  Jamich jamich@hotmail.com
Date  :  01 Jan, 2007 on 22:40
ver /r did not work but ver worked
OS/2 version 2.0
A+ server version 2.01
Unable to check bios because I am away from the PC now but will give you that info asap.

Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  obiwan
Date  :  03 Jan, 2007 on 23:20
It suddenly hit me the other day as I was trying to fix a problem of my own. If your only problem is you don't want to manually enable and disable the floppy drive in the BIOS each time you dual-boot, and you don't need the floppy drive most of the time under OS/2, why not just rem out the IBM1FLPY.ADD driver in CONFIG.SYS so OS/2 doesn't see it?

Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  Jamich jamich@hotmail.com
Date  :  04 Jan, 2007 on 01:15
That was my last resort I haven't tried it yet but it should work. Was kinda hoping we would find out WHY, lets just say I like a challenge and always opened to suggestions.

Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  obiwan
Date  :  04 Jan, 2007 on 02:22
Gee, if you like the challenge that much, pay the $10 on eBay and try your application on a fresh install of Warp 3!

Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  Jamich jamich@hotmail.com
Date  :  04 Jan, 2007 on 03:58
That I will most certainly do, but not because I have failed here but when I am ready to take the challenge to the next step hahaha.

Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  obiwan
Date  :  13 Jan, 2007 on 02:23

Jamich (19 Dec, 2006 01:23):
Help me out here, How do I know exactly which version OS/2 I have? whenever my computer is starting it shows "Citrix A +
Server 2.01" My original OS/2 was version 1.1 Citrix Multiuser, I think we got a upgrade after the first 7 years from 33MHz to a 66MHz CPU, We should also have gotten a OS/2 upgrade as well, that was some time ago I cann't exactly remember and Like I said the system ran for 15 Years no problem so now I am force to learn about OS/2. with only this bug left to try and sort out.

Judging by the silence regarding this post, I guess either it went unnoticed, or the others were as unaware of Citrix as I was, until I read the recently posted news article about Ed Iacobucci. This is a multi-user server version of OS/2 based on source licensed from Microsoft very early on. It would seem to me unlikely that your application would even run on Warp or eComStation, but I don't know. I wonder if Citrix can even hope to have the same hardware compatibility that IBM-OS/2 does? That could explain it crashing on any pci-based hardware, when others of us have seen OS/2 v2 work fine.


Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  Jamich jamich@hotmail.com
Date  :  13 Jan, 2007 on 04:31
You are absolutely right about my Citrix Multiuser A+ server base OS/2 (Version 2.0). Thank you for noticing and I do hope your post will bring NEW Life to the problem at hand.

Subject  :  Re:Error unless I disable the Floppy OS/2 2.11
Author  :  mobybrick
Date  :  14 Jan, 2007 on 21:05
I once tried buying this software for the company I worked for, but by that time no-one would sell it to me

I don't see why your app shouldn't also work under Warp/eComStation - I don't think you are likely to be using the multiuser/remote desktop capabilities of Citrix. Why not try it?

There is likely to be some problem with new hardware on such an old version of the OS. Can you try perhaps installing the IBM1FLPY.ADD from a Warp3/4 install onto it?

If you start to try to many drastic things, you need to have a set of boot disks on standby, or at least another way of booting it....

Regards,
Moby.


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