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OS/2 Warp 4 installation problem on Dell's Inspiron 5100
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Laurent
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1. OS/2 Warp 4 installation problem on Dell's Inspiron 5100
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Since 2 weeks I try to install OS/2 Warp 4 on a Dell's Inspiron 5100 with a Intel Pentium 4, 2,8 GHz, Intel 845PE chipset, 40 Go HD, DVD/CDRW Combo, USB-floppy. And my nerves are soon at the end.
With the second installation floppy the following message is displayed : “OS/2 can’t access to the hard drive or to the floppy. The system will be stopped”.

Sincerely,

Laurent B.

NB: sorry for my poor English

Date: 13 Jun, 2003 on 12:17
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2. Re:OS/2 Warp 4 installation problem on Dell's Inspiron 5100
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Are you using the updated installation diskettes from a WarpUp cd or from the most current fixpak? Is your hard drive one partition or more than one? I have installed to a hard drive that is 20 gigabytes in size but had to partition it into to two; one 2 gigabyte and one 18 gigabyte. It would not install until I did this partition using boot manager. It starts with bootmanager asking which os to start with (I have only one) but it is a minor inconvenience (at least to me). There are those who say one can install to a large partition (bigger than 2 gigabytes) but I have not found a way that works for me. Most of my files is on the second partition. If there is a problem, I only have to fix the first partition or chkdsk the first one. This might not help but it is a start.
OS/2 Warp-ed to the very end.
Date: 13 Jun, 2003 on 14:56
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3. Re:OS/2 Warp 4 installation problem on Dell's Inspiron 5100
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I had a similar problem on my fujitsu.siemens computer, although its a stationary computer. In my case the problem was due to the ibm1s506.add, which couldn't access the harddrive. I tested a somewhat older driver and voilà, it worked.
Date: 15 Jun, 2003 on 01:14
JonOS/2
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There's only one cause for this problem:
You must add the USB device drivers to your OS/2 boot floppies, and add the appropriate lines to your config.sys on floppy #1.

This however is not enough: you want to boot from usb floppy, so you must add the /I13 switch after the USB host controller driver you use. Please visit www.jonasbuys.easynet.be/os2/hardware/usb.htm for more details. The /I13 switch is the ONLY possibility for enabling booting from USB devices.

Regards, JonOS/2

Date: 15 Jun, 2003 on 22:41
JonOS/2
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Euhm, just saw that I missed that you were already booting from USB floppy
Have you tried the DANI driver? replacement for ibm1s506?
Date: 15 Jun, 2003 on 22:43
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