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eCS on a Thinkpad 760EL?
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1. eCS on a Thinkpad 760EL?
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I recently acquired/bought eComStation 1.1 (from http://www.bmtmicro.com ). I have an older Thinkpad - 760EL - with 72 meg ram, 2 gig hard drive, about 120 ghz cpu attached to a dock1/dock2 with cdrom drive (which allows me to use the diskette drive in the Thinkpad and cdrom drive in the dock [which is how I was able to install OS/2 Warp ver 4 with fixpak 15]). Is this enough to run/install eComStation on it? I have SDD/2 from Scitech on it since the OS/2 drivers for the 760EL don't work as well.
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Date: 22 Mar, 2004 on 16:49
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2. Re:eCS on a Thinkpad 760EL?
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Well, if you could install Warp 4 without anyproblem there shouldn't be any problem to install eCS.
Date: 25 Mar, 2004 on 14:53
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I tried to install using the installation diskettes and the cdrom. It booted asking if I wanted to boot from the cdrom or the hard drive. I clicked '1' for the cdrom drive but it failed to get the drive setting(? - IIRC).

I used a 'buy now' on a Thinkpad external diskette drive. It is on its way to me (I hope). I 'bought it' from http://www.ebay.com . I was told to try it with the cdrom drive in the Thinkpad using an exteranl diskette drive. I will do so once it arrives.


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Date: 25 Mar, 2004 on 16:27
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4. Re:eCS on a Thinkpad 760EL?
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What if you disable hardware checking (F6 I think it was).
It boots. so its there..
Date: 26 Mar, 2004 on 11:55
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I will give it a try. Thanks for the information. I used the .cmd file and will try the other file to see if it works (after your suggestion).

I have an external diskette drive on its way to me for my Thinkpad. If the above fails, I will try it that way.


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Date: 26 Mar, 2004 on 19:58
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6. Re:eCS on a Thinkpad 760EL?
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I found the eCS 1.01 installation files at http://www.ecomstation.com and made the installation diskettes using dsk4pm at http://hobbes.nmsu.edu but they would not work since it could not find many files on the eCS 1.1 cd 1. It eventually stopped 'ignoring lines' and halted the installation.

I have an external diskette drive (I tried having attached to the TP760EL and to the dock1/2 attached to the TP760EL) but it still had the same problem (drive parameters failed).

I will try the updated Warp ver 4 installation diskettes made from the WarpUp/fixpak 15 cd.


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Date: 14 May, 2004 on 14:38
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I had the same problem installing ecs on thinkpad 760e - message was "cant get drive parameters". I fixed this by booting from ecs floppy disks and used the lvm program to create lvm compatible partitions. You can create bootable disks from the ecs cdrom - select disk type 2 (you create 3 disks) then copy the lvm program from a working ecs system.
Date: 20 May, 2004 on 05:34
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Thanks for the information.

I checked the bios/setup and it does not have the option of booting from the cdrom drive.

I will probably wait till I have a newer notebook computer to try eCS on it.


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Date: 20 May, 2004 on 14:17
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It doesn't matter as you can boot from the install disks and if you have a separate cd drive, it should recognise it and then commence to install from the cdrom. In my case I didn't have a separate cdrom, as i dont have a dock. So i had to copy the contents of the cdrom to a separate partition and tell the disks to install from there. It wasn't a perfect install - in fact it bombed out at the end of phase one but it still managed to install the base os - which is warp 4.52 - and so far it runs fine!!
Date: 20 May, 2004 on 14:23
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