last updated at 08 Apr, 2006 18:10 (1 times)
A few things...
I found on the following web page the following potential solution:
Problem #2: Launched Ghost 2003 to image my OS/2 FAT partition. Got
"Error 15121: BIOSParameterBlock - Unknown FAT type" (or something very
- Solution: "Re-align" the FAT partition using Partition Magic Win32
GUI. The name of the option also says something about 4KB clusters, but
I can't recall exactly. Perhaps when I get back home I'll check it
again and post the exact names.
I have never used OS/2 with Ghost, so I can't comment. But I've never had trouble the few times I've installed on a FAT partition.
Second, for your SSY02027 and SYS02025, another solution which often works is to boot to a command prompt using your updated boot disks (hit F3 when you get to the installation screen for the command prompt), run the FDISK /MBR command, run FDISK and make sure that your partition is set to Bootable, (or it might be called Startable), (you can also do this with DFSee) and finally from a command prompt, enter the command:
As I recall, SYSINSTX.COM is on one of those first 3 disks (I think the first one called INSTALL or something like that). Essentially this command does the same thing as the DOS command: SYS C:
You may have to restart after you change the partition to Startable but before running SYSINSTX C:
Another suggestion. If you're still using the IBM1S506.ADD driver, it might be worth your while to install the latest DANIS506 driver. It works a lot better with a lot more hardware (and often gives quicker throughput too). You can grab it from:
Also, I agree with Rob, I don't recommend installing OS/2 on a FAT partition. FAT is prone to failure, gets fragmented quickly, and is V-E-R-Y S-L-O-W compared to HPFS. Also, the Long file name support of HPFS (or long file name support in JFS, but if you're on vanilla Warp 4 you won't have JFS) is a must for most current applications (Firefox, Mozilla, OpenOffice, Thunderbird, etc).
The best option that I've found (and what a lot of other users have done) is - if you need to have multiple operating systems on the same computer - install OS/2 on an HPFS partition, your other OS(es) on another partition, and create a shared Fat32 partition - and once OS/2 is up and running install the Fat32 IFS driver. Then if you have (for example) Windows 98 or whatever on one partition, and OS/2 on another, both your Windows and your OS/2 will be able to see and use the Fat32 partition(s).
Of course, you could do this with plain-old FAT16 too, or some other file system supported by OS/2 and the other OSes you're installing.