For Warp 3 to boot (and Warp 4 without LVM if I recall), your boot partition needs to be within the first 1024 cylinders of the hard disk (or something like that). What this means is if you try and make your whole 8 Gig hard disk into a single partition, you're unlikely to ever get it to boot.
The answer is to create a smaller partition, and a second partition to use for data. Fortunately Warp 3 is quite small anyways - it installs in less then 100 MB.
So my suggestion is to create a primary partition of less then 2 gigs (maybe try 1 Gig, that'll be more then enough) for installing OS/2 on, and do the rest of the drive as an extended logical.
Second thing - if you're using the original boot disks, you'll need to update them. Grab:
Unzip that file into a directory and you'll find the following files:
Out of these, you can delete the following files:
Then rename DASD16.DMD to OS2DASD.DMD
You'll probably need to create a new Disk 1, and get more space on it. For directions on how to do that, check:
If you want to use the Danis driver, grab the latest DANIS506.ADD from:
And you'll need to replace the line :
in your config.sys (after having copied that file to your drive)
For fdisk, you may need an updated version of FDISK.COM to get your partitioning to work. You can find a more updated copy on Fixpak 40's disk 7:
Unzip that file, and you'll need to use the OS/2 unpack.exe command to unpack the fdisk.co_
Hope this helps