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Subject  :  Warp 4 fails to install Evo N600c Notebook! Help
Author  :  Tony aoresteen@comcast.net
Date  :  07 Dec, 2006 on 04:21
I'm haveing a bear of a time getting Warp 4 to install. After I finish with the floppy disks, it reboots the computer. When it comes up, all I get is a blank screen with the cursor in the upper lefthand corner of the screen. Nothing, it just hangs.

1. Evo N600c has 512MB RAM installed. 20 Gig Hard drive. First partion is FAT 2 gig with nothing in it.

2. I gave up tring to install it in my 120 Gig HD so I slapped in a 20 gig but no luck.

3. Yes, I used the updated install disks 1 & 2.

I have the last BIOS update from Compaq installed.

Any Ideas?

Thanks!


Subject  :  Re:Warp 4 fails to install Evo N600c Notebook! Help
Author  :  Tony aoresteen@comcast.net
Date  :  07 Dec, 2006 on 05:05
Update:

I dropped the RAM to 128MB (lowest I can go) and I put in a 1.6 HD - two FAT partions, fresh format.

Now I get Non-System Disk or Disk error.


Subject  :  Re:Warp 4 fails to install Evo N600c Notebook! Help
Author  :  Fahrvenugen
Date  :  07 Dec, 2006 on 05:18
Does the installer complete the first half (the text based half) of the install? Or does it not even get that far? If it does complete the first half of the install a few things to check...

1. when you updated the install disks, did you update with the IBM file IBM1S506.ADD or did you use Danis506.add? I recommend using Danis506, it works a lot better then the IBM driver. But you may have to find a few drivers not used to remove from the install disk, because DANIS506 is a little bigger then IBM's driver.

http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=danis506&pushbutton=Search

2. Are you trying to install OS/2 to the FAT partition, or an HPFS partition? And is that partition set as "Startable" in FDISK? If FAT, then be sure your partition is no larger then 2 GB (but it appears you've already done that). But I recommend formatting it HPFS and installing on that... OS/2 just runs so much nicer on HPFS.

3. Try booting up with your install disks, exit out to a command prompt, find which disk has SYSINSTX.EXE on it (I think it is on Disk 1 or 2 within the 3 install disks), pop that into your floppy and run:

sysinstx c:

from the command prompt. This will copy over some of the boot files to the hard disk. Usually the installer will do this for you during the install, but I have seen systems where this for some reason doesn't happen and needs to be done manually.

4. If all of the above fail to help, it is possible that it is actually starting the boot process, and one of the drivers loading up in the config.sys on the hard disk is causing the PC to lock up. Try hitting ALT-F2 initially when the computer starts to boot (with this it normally will show you the driver names as they load up), this might tell you if it is hanging on a particular driver. If that doesn't work, try using your install disks to boot to a command prompt, and edit the config.sys on the C: drive, REMing out any drivers that are not needed for that notebook. While I havn't seen the difficulty with Warp 4, I recall with Warp 3 there was a driver (I think it was for a Sony CD Rom or soemthing like that) that always seemed to be installed, but never seemed to be needed by any system, which would cause a lot of systems to lock up... and once that driver was REMed out, things worked again. It is possible that there is a driver like that in your Warp 4 install which does not like that notebook.

Good luck!


Subject  :  Re:Warp 4 fails to install Evo N600c Notebook! Help
Author  :  Fahrvenugen
Date  :  07 Dec, 2006 on 05:22

Tony (07 Dec, 2006 05:05):
Update:

I dropped the RAM to 128MB (lowest I can go) and I put in a 1.6 HD - two FAT partions, fresh format.

Now I get Non-System Disk or Disk error.


Is this after the first stage of the install and a SYS0145 OS/2!! SYS02027 error? Make sure you're not leaving your floppy disk in the drive (and nothing in the CD Rom). Usually that means there's a non-bootable floppy drive left in Drive A (or it is trying to boot from a non-bootable CD).


Subject  :  Re:Warp 4 fails to install Evo N600c Notebook! Help
Author  :  Tony aoresteen@comcast.net
Date  :  07 Dec, 2006 on 05:41
Thanks! I reformated the 1.6 gig drive with Partition Magic 8.0 as a single FAT partition. Booted to a DOS 7.0 disk, did a

SYS C: commad and the drive boots to DOS.

Stratred over the install and now I'm back to the cursor in the upper left corner of the scree.

I have nothing to format the drive with HPFS. PM took HPFS out of version 8 and I can't find my version 6 CD.

I get through all the text based screens. I don't have anything in the cd or floppy. Just hangs.

I'll try to break out of the floppy boot & SYS the C: drive.

The disks 1 & 2 I'm using came from IBM's site:

warp4iu1.exe
warp4iu2.exe

I'm not sure just what drivers are on them.


The CPU is a PIII at 866MHz.


Subject  :  Re:Warp 4 fails to install Evo N600c Notebook! Help
Author  :  Tony aoresteen@comcast.net
Date  :  07 Dec, 2006 on 05:43
BTW, this is as painfull as loading 1.3 was!!!

Subject  :  Re:Warp 4 fails to install Evo N600c Notebook! Help
Author  :  Tony aoresteen@comcast.net
Date  :  07 Dec, 2006 on 06:34
Found FORMAT on the CD and formated the HD HPFS after I FDISK'ed with OS2.

I then restarted the install from DISK 2. Re-boot and now Warp is loading and configuring!

Thanks! I was wearing out the floppies!


Subject  :  Re:Warp 4 fails to install Evo N600c Notebook! Help
Author  :  Fahrvenugen
Date  :  07 Dec, 2006 on 22:08
Yes, it is true, getting Warp 4 to install on newer equipment can be difficult.

It sounds like you have managed to get it to boot, so that's a good thing. The easiest way to format HPFS (as you've found) is to use the format on the CD (I think it is found in the \os2image\disk_3 folder on the CD).

Don't use the DOS SYS C: command in OS/2, that won't work with OS/2. You'll need to use OS/2's equivelant of that command:

sysinstx c:

sysinstx.exe is normally found on Disk 0 (also called the "install" disk).

Once you get Warp 4 installed and up and running, you'll want to update it to the latest level. Have a look at the following thread:

http://www.os2world.com/cgi-bin/ultraboard/UltraBoard.cgi?action=Read&BID=62&TID=1102&P=1&SID=xlve81zl2lO0GakW#ID16

And check for the response that I wrote there (message 4 in the thread) for more information on how to do this.

Hope this helps.


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