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Hardware / OS/2 and NVMe SSD?
« on: Today at 09:16:22 am »
I try to install OS/2 on a PC with an NVMe SSD. So far I am in Trouble with "OS/2 can not operate your harddisk" using latest Dani and AHCI 2.03.

EDIT: AHCI Drivers says "No Device found" during boot

But I am not sure if this is the case.

Does NVMe Drives Need Special Drivers?
Are those backward compatible with AHCI drives?

I tried to find Information in the net and what I seem to see is that Windows 7 can not be installed on These Kind of SSDs without a Special Driver. But Information seems not so clear.

Thanks for Information.

I will not install ArcaOS but my own OS/2 Version, as it does really look and feel like OS/2 Warp 4 ::)
ArcaOS has a lot of critical improvements to the way OS/2 works, though. Such as the CPU throttling and management. You can always mod ArcaOS to look like Warp 4--and then retain all of the new enhancements.

I prefer it the other way round, preserve Warp 4 and add Driver Enhancements. I personal do not like and try to avoid the Linux Structure, the FOC, the ECO RU Runtimes, ..... but would like to Keep Voicetype, Bonuspak, Assistant, Tutorial, .... and the German language and everything else that has been included with the Original Warp 3 / Warp 4. This is only my Hobby and it made a lot of fun during the last couple of years.

The ThinkPad 25 will be my last ThinkPad I guess, as I do already for all day use have a Surface Pro 4. The ThinkPad 25 is a good endpoint, worth it, for my Collection (including 701c and so on). The same goes with the "30th Anniversary Edition" of my personal Warp 4, this seems to be a good endpoint as well, as ArcaOS is shifting away from what OS/2 has been. To make it clear: this is not to complain, ArcaOS is fine and running OK, but OS/2 dissapears. That's Life  ;)

Events / Thinkpads - OS/2 Anniversary
« on: October 15, 2017, 08:05:58 pm »
To celebrate these two Legendary efforts I prepare for something Special, stay tuned!  ;)

Mail-News / Re: PMMail 3.22 and SMTP authentication...can it do that?
« on: October 13, 2017, 10:41:11 pm »
Remember, without VOICE there would likely not have been a fairly current Firefox, Java, QT4 etc.

I would like to add that without the efforts and sponsoring of the community there would exist nothing of OS/2 at all,  even no Voice.

Hi Martin,

I just realized the best of it: One can disable SecureBoot and it does have a CSM - so OS/2 is possible!!!

I will not install ArcaOS but my own OS/2 Version, as it does really look and feel like OS/2 Warp 4 ::)

In short: this is the best ThinkPad I have ever used!

It will take some time!

Here it is  8)

I will get mine on Tuesday or Wednesday  8)

General Discussion / Re: Trying to get the forums back.
« on: September 20, 2017, 01:25:16 pm »
Maximum Warp!  ;)

Setup & Installation / Re: Realtek ALC892
« on: June 23, 2017, 09:33:43 am »
Dave, what kind of Hardware is it exactly you are using, please? I had some experiences with the Samsung Serie 7 Slate, where Sound some times work, some times not. Mostly not. It was a very weak thing.

It's an old Samsung desktop, 2.4 Ghz C2D . PCI output attached.

Thanks Dave. Yes - Core2Duo allways worked for me as well (was around 2009 when these have been produced - working in my X200T from Lenovo)) - the Problems started with the Core-i.... (Laptops - i.e. X230T from Lenovo, that is a core-i 3rd generation) Generations beginning 2010.
 I tried the /:A1 Switch suggested by Remy as well, but that does not work on core-i... Laptops.

Thanks again.

Setup & Installation / Re: Realtek ALC892
« on: June 22, 2017, 05:29:31 pm »
Dave, what kind of Hardware is it exactly you are using, please? I had some experiences with the Samsung Serie 7 Slate, where Sound some times work, some times not. Mostly not. It was a very weak thing.

Setup & Installation / Re: Realtek ALC892
« on: June 22, 2017, 02:13:12 pm »
Detected 2 audio adapter(s)
Error: invalid number of PCM instances for adapter 0

I am suffering from this Problem for years now, guess 2010. Uniaud is not able to handle more than one soundcard, your Motherboard has two (Intel HD and ALC 892) as most of (all modern) Laptops have since 2010.

The reason for this is mostly the HDMI port, wich has an Soundport included. These are, at least my conclusions and observations over the last 7 years. I may be completly wrong.

You have more than one instance of Sound Adapters and - even that the UNIAUD Driver loads - it will not function. On one Hardware (the Lenovo X230T) I had the strange experience that Sound did not work at all - but inside Youtube Videos.

Sorry for having no other Information. That is the reason why it is - for me - more or less useless to use ArcaOS/eCS or Warp 4.52 on modern Hardware - with no Sound Support it does not make sence for me (Personal opinion!). I am really happy with Virtualbox and the provided Soundblaster 16 Support in it.

Setup & Installation / Re: ArcaOS5 - My personal experience by Sigurd
« on: June 12, 2017, 11:20:31 pm »
With Virtualbox you can Scale the Resolution up to 200% whaz amkes it quite usable even on this very high resoltuion Display.

As there is full Sound Support with Virtualbox and if the additions are installed there is mouse and SNAP Integration as well as Network Support once you use the AMD PCNet Driver.

That makes really fun to Play the games like Trials of battle. Just insert the Image of the Game CD into the virtual CD drive of the VM and here we go. (Picture below)

What I really liked as well was the "Star Office for OS/2 3.0 StarCoach CD" that was included in Star Office 3.0. It included some really nice and Handy Videos to demonstrate the abbilities of StarOffice at a glance. There has been comment and Music as well.... (Picture below - unfortunaltely there are some grafic Errors, but those dissappaer once you start one of the Videos....)

Setup & Installation / Re: ArcaOS5 - My personal experience by Sigurd
« on: June 12, 2017, 11:04:04 pm »
I am playing around with Virtualbox and VMware with different OS/2 versions. thanks to the 16 GB of Ram of my Surface Pro 4 I can use plenty of Virtualmachines at the same time.

During the last days I mad Images (with ImageBurn, my USB DVD Drive and Windows 10) from all of my Operating Systems CDs and DVDs (OS/2 from 1.3 to 4.52, eCS 1.1. to 2.2b2, MS DOS 6.22 and IBM PC DOS 2000, Windows from 3.11, 95, 98, XP, Server 2003, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10...) and stored them on a 200GB Micro SD Card. The same way with Games and additional Software for Dos, Windows and OS/2.

This makes it quite easy to install in virtual machines as I do not Need the Installation media "in real" I just have to attach the Image files to the CD Drive of the VM.  ;)

The Picture shows 4 different VMS under Virtualbox at the same time. I will try a lot of Things, i.e. I will try to connect the Warp connect to the Warp 4 Server and so on...

Just for fun - and it makes a lot of... :D

Events / Regarding: Lewis Rosenthal interview by Bryan Lunduke
« on: May 24, 2017, 02:04:44 pm »
While I like this interview very much I would like to suggest some aspects though, just to not have to high expectations from may be new/unskilled users :

- regarding DOS/WINOS2 Support on modern "Bare metal" Hardware: I would not be sure that These are working on all "Bare Metal" Hardware where ArcaOS can be installed on. My Observation is the other way round. Since the ..30 series of Lenovo (i.e. X230T, T450s) DOS (and therefore WINOS2) is prevented from running by Problems with the graphic Driver. The same goes for the Sony Vaio Pro 13. That meens mostly the Laptop Generations from 2012/2013 on.

- Sound ist still not supported on These devices as well -> it is possible to view HTML5 Youtube Videos, but without Sound.... I think These Problems started with Hardware newer then the 2010 Generations

I just would like to have this in mind once People are asking about the capabilities of the OS, so that those interested in might not be dissapointed.

My personal Point of view aobut ArcaOS5 (hopefully it can already be read between the lines of my other articels) is very (very!) Positive! It is a huge step Forward and I hope that - especially the Sound Problem - is targeted in the near Feature. I will try my best to spread the News! But I do not want to have demands expected by users, that can not be fullfilled (so far).

And really astonishing (for me) - the Hardware Support!

It does not matter if the SurfacePro4 is in the Dockingstation with cabled Internet or at home with Wirelessinternet - it allways works! No switch needed!

The SurfacePro4 Typecover inlcuding the touchpad is supported as well and working like a charm, here is the HardwareManager, the most complex one I had so far  ::)

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