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to install the os2 wrap 3 on big hard disk?
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1. to install the os2 wrap 3 on big hard disk?
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i try to install the os2 wrap 3 on the 20 giga bytes hard disk.
but always is fail.
do i have to install the patch or some program?
please help me.
Date: 15 Sep, 2004 on 02:51
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Oh yes, you most certainly do. There are some images of newer OS/2 Warp 3
boot diskettes that can be found here, I believe:

http://www.warpupdates.mynetcologne.de/english/inst_diskettes.html

But use also use the DaniS506.add driver instead of ibm1s506.add:

http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=DaniS506&pushbutton=Search

Date: 15 Sep, 2004 on 04:30
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When I installed Warp ver 3 ( I have since changed to Warp ver 4 and eCS) on a 20 gig hard drive, I partitioned the hard drive into two parts; C: with 2 gig and d: with the rest of the hard drive. It worked for me. I also have the two partitions for my eComStation. I put the programs (most of them) on the C: and files and backups and the rest on d: (lots of space).

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Date: 16 Sep, 2004 on 18:20
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I don't have a completely clear understanding of this problem, but I'll relate what I think I know. I've seen three different limits 4GB, 8GB and 32GB. I've seen a fix for this by using a different ATAPI driver. I believe that can be swapped in to installed systems.

I was able to install Warp 4 on a larger drive by using WARP4UI, which I got here:

http://www.warpupdates.mynetcologne.de/english/inst_diskettes.html#w5s

You replace Disks 1 and 2 of the three installation diskettes with two new diskettes that are configured with the right drivers to allow you to access large drives. Also on the above page are some interesting articles about OS/2 and large drives, the problems, the causes, and the solutions.

That's all EIDE. What about SCSI? Did the same limitations apply? I found this explanation on a page accessible from a link on the above page:



SCSI Disks

The 1 Gigabyte Barrier

(Note: The above limit is based on the Adaptec 2940W adapter. It may be different with your adapter. )

SCSI disk drives are handled somewhat differently from IDE, but the basic results are the same. Here is a summary of the main differences:

1. There is no LBA option in the CMOS; the disk settings under Basic CMOS Setup are for IDE drives only;

2. Instead of an LBA in the CMOS there is an option in your SCSI adapter to enable large drives. On the Adaptec 2940W I have the setting is labelled "Extended BIOS translation for DOS drives > 1 GB." The wording is likely to vary from one manufacturer to another, but you should be able to recognize it easily.


This is from an explanation by Walter Metcalf at the WarpDoctor site:
http://www.warpdoctor.org/walter/articles/1998/aa072298.html

Brian Wallen
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Date: 02 Dec, 2004 on 07:51
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