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Subject  :  Installing Warp 4 on a Thinkpad 390E
Author  :  Doug_M
Date  :  22 Dec, 2006 on 11:22
I'm having problems installing Warp 4 on my thinkpad 390E. I have the updated install disk 1 and 2. Regardless, the install always fails at disk 2 where is says "loading system files. please wait...". The machine chirps along but gets no where. The cdrom light blinks on and off and I can hear it moving. No progress is ever made, though if I eject the cdrom the install program complains.

I tried editing config.sys like so:

BASEDEV=IBM1S506.ADD /V /A:0 /U:1 /ATAPI

but it didn't make a difference. I've cleaned the CD to ensure it isn't simply a case of a dirty CD. I don't know what to do from here.

Thanks,
Doug


Subject  :  Re:Installing Warp 4 on a Thinkpad 390E
Author  :  Fahrvenugen
Date  :  22 Dec, 2006 on 22:02
Try using DANIS506.ADD instead of IBM1S506.add. You can download DANIS from Hobbes:

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


Subject  :  Re:Installing Warp 4 on a Thinkpad 390E
Author  :  Doug_M
Date  :  23 Dec, 2006 on 03:36
Thanks for the tip. Didn't help though. Exact same symptoms.

Subject  :  Re:Installing Warp 4 on a Thinkpad 390E
Author  :  os2power
Date  :  23 Dec, 2006 on 08:45

Doug_M (22 Dec, 2006 11:22):
I'm having problems installing Warp 4 on my thinkpad 390E. I have the updated install disk 1 and 2. Regardless, the install always fails at disk 2 where is says "loading system files. please wait...". The machine chirps along but gets no where. The cdrom light blinks on and off and I can hear it moving. No progress is ever made, though if I eject the cdrom the install program complains.

I tried editing config.sys like so:

BASEDEV=IBM1S506.ADD /V /A:0 /U:1 /ATAPI

but it didn't make a difference. I've cleaned the CD to ensure it isn't simply a case of a dirty CD. I don't know what to do from here.

Thanks,
Doug


If the disk 2 you are referring to it's the install diskett I would suspect the problem being in a faulty floppy.
Other possible cause could be the firmware of your CD unit.


Subject  :  Re:Installing Warp 4 on a Thinkpad 390E
Author  :  El Vato
Date  :  23 Dec, 2006 on 17:47

Doug_M (22 Dec, 2006 11:22):
I'm having problems installing Warp 4 on my thinkpad 390E. I have the updated install disk 1 and 2. Regardless, the install always fails at disk 2 where is says "loading system files. please wait...".

Installing W4 Merlin into a TP600e caused similar problems some years back. Like yourself, I downloaded the "updated" diskettes from an IBM site; memory is short, I can not recall the URL.

Notwitstanding, I re-updated my downloaded diskettes with the IBM provided file IDEDASD.EXE --that version from around 2002. Do a search for the file in the internet. Please follow the instructions and rename the file DASD16.DMD to OS2DASD.DMD; disregard the file DASD32.DMD since it is to be used with WSEB (Aurora) only.

Doing a quick search in my archive of oldie stuff, I located the two floppies that I used back then. I will upload them and provide you with a link and password --when OS/2 is open sourced and meritocracy rules its development and not "ownership" of the code, I will not have to do this anymore.

Notwithstanding, if you decide to download the diskette images that I made with the utility SAVEDSKF.EXE, please use LOADDSKF.EXE to place the contents into your appropriately labeled diskettes.

Additionally, please understand thay although today I tested the images under VirtualPC/2 and they executed correctly, you download them at your own risk and I do not make explicit and/or implicit warranty that those images will even perform satisfactorily in your system.

With those issues behind and if you still decide to download the images, here is how you uncompress them:

LOADDSKF.EXE OS2W4D1.DSK A:

and

LOADDSKF.EXE OS2W4D2.DSK A:

assuming, of course that your floppy drive is your drive A:

Pleas make sure that your BIOS is set to support floppy, in some Thinkpads you have to explicitely select the floppy support (even if emulated) otherwise the OS/2 booting process will stop somewhere along the way.

If everything goes correctly, you should see the following:

Merlin Initial

Insert diskette 2

..Loading

Insert your CDROM

Additionally, if you are not successful, you may want to add the parameter below in the Config.sys of your diskette 1 to force the floppy. Some of those machines had some issues that were resolved thus.

To your floppy statement in your config.sys that reads like this:

BASEDEV=IBM1FLPY.ADD

Add the following so that it now will read like:

BASEDEV=IBM1FLPY.ADD /FORCE:1 /U:0 /F:1.44MB

Best of Luck !


Subject  :  Re:Installing Warp 4 on a Thinkpad 390E
Author  :  Doug_M
Date  :  23 Dec, 2006 on 20:36
Thanks! I'll try this out after the holidays and post me results.

Happy Holidays!
Doug


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