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1. os/2 warp 4.0 installation help
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i tried to install os/2 warp 4.0 on a 586. the install seemed to go just fine, but when it was done and rebooted it just displayed 9999's over and over again...filling the screen. my friend said that it was likley due to the pci bus. he said that os/2 was designed to use isa bus, and that with computer that have pci the hard drives run on the pci bus. don't know if this is true, but i plan on try9ing it again with a 500mhz 786. are there any rules of thumb i should follow or be aware of? an if some one could point be in the direction of a hardware compatability list i would be greatful, as well as were to download some fixpacks? thanx
Date: 27 Dec, 2004 on 16:51
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Hey Boy,

Your friends advice, although well intentioned, is wrong. OS/2 runs on PCI hardware fine. As a matter of fact, PCI came out before OS/2 Warp 4. What you probably need to do, is upgrade your OS/2 install disks to allow it to see large hard drives. If you could, please state your system specs, so that real troubleshooting can begin.

Date: 27 Dec, 2004 on 19:28
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http://www.os2warp.be has a hardware compatibility list with drivers. You can also check http://www.ecomstation.com/drivers for drivers.

http://hobbes.nmsu.edu has drivers for different hardware (past and present).

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Date: 28 Dec, 2004 on 15:30
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I also have an instalation problem. I have been trying to install OS/2 warp 4 on a western digital 13 gig drive for over a year now.
I get an error when I select easy install.OS/2 cannot format the partition. I deleted the partition and still no go.The program advise me to go to command prompt and fix the problem but fdisk will not allow me to do anything. Could someone help please

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Date: 24 Mar, 2005 on 01:28
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Woodman,

You'll need to update your install disks to recognize the large hard drive. The base Warp 4 didn't recognize 13 gig hard drives. Specifically the IBM1S506.add driver causes difficulties.

The easiest is to try downloading IBM's updated install disks (built for Thinkpads, but works on a lot of stuff). You can grab them from:

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/YAST-3MARH8.html

For FDISK to work, you'll also need the updated fdisk package. You can download it at:

http://www7.software.ibm.com/2bcprod.nsf/186d96ebef23e6438625689c007ac1ef/81e0e0371d5c50d986256c08004a2cca?OpenDocument

Or, the direct link is:

http://service.software.ibm.com/os2dd/free/extpart/expartw4.exe

Hope this helps.

Date: 24 Mar, 2005 on 03:49
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You can also use Daniela Engbert's HD drivers. You will find them on hobbes, they are free, they are perfect, and they support a large scale of harddisks.

A general note: Everyone with a harddisk larger than 8G *must* patch the installation diskettes for W3 and W4 with HD drivers for big disks. The drivers are all what you need. FDISK, FORMAT and similar programs will work once you have the right drivers installed.

Date: 24 Mar, 2005 on 10:17
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I want to know if I can pull the ISO image in windows, apply the patches, then reburn OS/2 Warp 4 so I can install it on a couple of workstations...

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Date: 23 Jun, 2005 on 16:29
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UpdateCD is a tool to update the installation CD with the latest fixes and other useful tools and applications. It's at <http://xenia.sote.hu/~kadzsol/rexx/sajat/updcd.htm>. It does have some capabilities under Windows. I don't think the full function can be used, but, at least enough to update the disk drivers.

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Date: 24 Jun, 2005 on 01:32
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well that is worthless then because with a 30GB HDD I can't install OS2 to run it. Let me know if anyone finds another way.
Date: 24 Jun, 2005 on 02:50
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poetfreak (23 Jun, 2005 16:29):
I want to know if I can pull the ISO image in windows, apply the patches, then reburn OS/2 Warp 4 so I can install it on a couple of workstations...

You can't. You can pull an ISO image off of any CD-ROM, as you probably know. In order to patch OS/2 you'll need a running OS/2 system. Once you have a running OS/2 system, you can patch then use the UpdateCD program to create a "patched" OS/2 Warp 4 media.

However, to be up to date, you'll need IBM Passport Advantage to get all the latest up dates, as they are for paying customers. If you are a home user, you should be using eComStation (AKA eCS). IBM is focused on the big dogs as you may have heard.

To install to your large hard drive, you'll need to update your install diskettes as mentioned previously in this thread. Using UpdateCD will bypass floppies, however you need a working and patched OS/2 Warp 4 workstation to begin with.

CID is the way to go with multiple installs. You may also want to look into RIPL. Search engines such as Google can be helpful. Be sure to have your *ss covered with enough licenses.

Date: 24 Jun, 2005 on 05:59
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poetfreak (24 Jun, 2005 03:11):
well that is worthless then because with a 30GB HDD I can't install OS2 to run it. Let me know if anyone finds another way.

easy way use the update package 2 for warp4 install, you can use win or *nix for creation. All features are listed on the page, send me a mail if you need some additional information.

http://www.os2usr.org/w4bootcd.html

Date: 01 Jul, 2005 on 22:59
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Hi Mike,

I'll stand corrected on doing this with Windows (or Linux), however the URL mentioned isn't too clear on how this should be done. Perhaps streamlinig the page with a step by step section readily available somewhere obvious to the unkeen eye, otherwise a great resource.

I did know about the Golden Code URL, however, it did seem to be for a working OS/2 system.

Date: 03 Jul, 2005 on 03:09
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its no matter, the procedure they descibe does not work. I have went through every step, tried modifing the batch file that does the work and figure it out myself, and still nothing... I also emailed the page author but never got a reply. I gave up. Minux was even easier then this. I'll buy a small HDD, install it on it, fix it, burn a real one (if it recognises my burner) and then post somewhere down the line. Otherwise, unless he replies, I've had enough frustration for a bit
Date: 04 Jul, 2005 on 00:07
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