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Subject  :  install disks
Author  :  diablo
Date  :  12 Sep, 2004 on 23:41
i am putting together a server for my house and thought that it would be cool to use os2 warp 4 on it but i dont have the 3 install disks that came with it,now that pc's can boot from cd do i need them

Subject  :  Re:install disks
Author  :  cyberspittle cyberspittle@yahoo.com
Date  :  13 Sep, 2004 on 01:16
You can recreate the install disks with a batch file included on the hard drive. Just search for *.bat in any OS and it will find a couple. Be sure to open it with a text editor to verify which batch file is the one to create the disks.

If you have a working OS/2 Warp system and a CD-ROM burner, you can create an updated OS/2 Warp 4 install CD-ROM that is bootable. Try google to search for it on the internet. There may even be a package on hobbes (http://hobbes.nmsu.edu).

Good luck.


Subject  :  Re:install disks
Author  :  diablo
Date  :  13 Sep, 2004 on 04:30
no i dont have a working os2 system yet,if anyone has them and could email me them that would be cool ,or knows where to get them.
thanks

Subject  :  Re:install disks
Author  :  Kim
Date  :  13 Sep, 2004 on 06:51

diablo (13 Sep, 2004 04:30):
no i dont have a working os2 system yet,if anyone has them and could email me them that would be cool ,or knows where to get them.
thanks

The needed installation diskettes can be created from the cd that you already have. As already mentioned look for *.bat files on the cd. Been a while ago I created the installations diskettes, but I think the file you should run is named cdinst.bat; this will then prompt you to have 3 pre-formated and empty diskettes ready to create the set of needed installations diskettes for OS2.


Subject  :  Re:install disks
Author  :  Radek hajek@vuv.cz
Date  :  13 Sep, 2004 on 10:36
Yes, cdinst.bat . It's a DOS bat file, which calls DOS programs, so that you need some computer with a DOS window. That's all. The .bat is in the root directory of your CD. Therefore:

1. Put your CD into any machine with a DOS session. Yep! Even in a machine with winblows
2. Prepare 3 blank diskettes.
3. Run a DOS session on the computer, switch to CD and run cdinst.

Note that you will need to patch the diskettes most likely. The diskettes produced with cdinst are the "default" ones - with the original drivers shipped with W4. If you have a HD greater than 8 GB then you will need better HD drivers. Download the DANIxxx drivers from hobbes. Also, you will need SDD for your video card most likely. Get it from somewhere , install with "base VGA" and then install SDD.


Subject  :  Re:install disks
Author  :  diablo
Date  :  14 Sep, 2004 on 03:09
got it
thanks all

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