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Re: OS/4 (technical details only)
« Reply #195 on: April 29, 2019, 10:13:07 am »
Is ACPI necessary with OS4?

ACPI is optional in many cases. But some systems with broken or missing MP table need it to run in SMP mode.


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Re: OS/4 (technical details only)
« Reply #196 on: July 09, 2019, 05:27:49 pm »

Update:  I have been using the OS4 kernel with the sandybridge AVX FireFox for some time now.  I have another partition with the OS/2 kernel and the no VAX FF.  I can honestly say I prefer the FF AVX vesrion over the OS/2 kernel no AVX version.  The Firefox AVX version with the OS/4 kernel appears to be to be far more robust.

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Re: OS/4 (technical details only)
« Reply #197 on: July 09, 2019, 09:25:41 pm »
I see many references to Intel processors but I have a question.  Will OS/4 work with a Ryzen 3 2200G with built in graphics and if so, what do I need to change on my OS/2 4.52 CP image to make it work (has to be from the image file as there are no USB 3 drivers and the installer doesn't work - not enough memory with 4GB for some reason).

I ask because I have a spare computer now I have upgraded my main computer to a Ryzen 5 2400G processor unit and would like to test OS/4 on the old unit.

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Re: OS/4 (technical details only)
« Reply #198 on: July 10, 2019, 07:59:40 am »
Will OS/4 work with a Ryzen 3 2200G with built in graphics (?)

Some HW with Ryzen is reported as working:
https://www.os2world.com/wiki/index.php/Phoenix_OS/4#OS.2F4_Tested_Hardware_List

and if so, what do I need to change on my OS/2 4.52 CP image to make it work (has to be from the image file as there are no USB 3 drivers and the installer doesn't work - not enough memory with 4GB for some reason).

http://gus.biysk.ru/os4/os2krnlSVN5537_unoff.zip  includes the required binaries and HowTo file with an instruction.

Pls, let me know if something is unclear. I am also curious about the results of installation.

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Re: OS/4 (technical details only)
« Reply #199 on: July 10, 2019, 08:10:23 am »
Are you interested in Results using OS/4 kernel with OS4ACPI on Thinkpad 25 with Intel Core i7 7500U CPU?

I have got it up and running, OS/4 kernel starts in log mode, so I can see a lot of messages during start.

So far I discovered the following traps wich do not occure once I use the 14.201SMP Kernel with the same OS/2 4.52 based system (not ArcaOS). I have the latest QSINIT installed and from that I am using that Bootmenue where I can switch between different config.sys files. So I am able to boot what I want to use.

Traps so far (again: does not happen with kernel 14.201SMP):

- starting DOSBOX freeze WPS
- sometimes opening Drives (Icon view) freeze WPS (50%)

What can I provide for you?

I am not using ANPM, Open Office is already running, have to modify for latest Firefox/Thunderbird to get them to run, once this works I will test the AVX capability with the AVX Firefox. During start OS/4 kernel reports "AVX capability" of the system (or some kind of similar message, do not have it at hand now)

By the way: I plan to build a Thinkpad 25 "Frankenpad" later this year that will be based on a Thinkpad 25 but will have a Intel Core i7 - 8550U CPU (8th Generation in contrast to the usual 7th Generation), so it will double kernels and provide even more speed. In addition it will have another Display as the one in the Thinkpad 25 is unfortunately of very poor qualitiy (low brightness, low colours). Will test my customized Warp 4.52 including OS/4 kernel with it as well then. The first parts did already arrive  :) :) Including the "Legendary" keyboard of the Thinkpad 25, the best I have ever used, so far. Really hard to find and get. I plan to call "my" Thinkpad 25 the "Thinkpad 25-W" Edition, where the W is a synonym for "Watson" and "Warp" ;)

If interested in you can follow the Thinkpad 25-W Edition Thread here:

https://thinkpad-forum.de/threads/220152-Thinkpad-25-W-der-Thinkpad-25-Frankenpad-Umbau-Versuchsbericht?p=2198168#post2198168
« Last Edit: July 10, 2019, 08:49:37 am by Sigurd Fastenrath »

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Re: OS/4 (technical details only)
« Reply #200 on: July 10, 2019, 10:36:24 am »
Are you interested in Results using OS/4 kernel with OS4ACPI on Thinkpad 25 with Intel Core i7 7500U CPU?

I have got it up and running, OS/4 kernel starts in log mode, so I can see a lot of messages during start.

So far I discovered the following traps wich do not occure once I use the 14.201SMP Kernel with the same OS/2 4.52 based system (not ArcaOS). I have the latest QSINIT installed and from that I am using that Bootmenue where I can switch between different config.sys files. So I am able to boot what I want to use.


Are you using the latest test OS4 kernel located at

http://gus.biysk.ru/os4/os2krnlSVN5537_unoff.zip

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Re: OS/4 (technical details only)
« Reply #201 on: July 10, 2019, 10:18:43 pm »
Are you interested in Results using OS/4 kernel with OS4ACPI on Thinkpad 25 with Intel Core i7 7500U CPU?

Yes, it is interesting.

I have got it up and running, OS/4 kernel starts in log mode, so I can see a lot of messages during start.

So far I discovered the following traps wich do not occure once I use the 14.201SMP Kernel with the same OS/2 4.52 based system (not ArcaOS). I have the latest QSINIT installed and from that I am using that Bootmenue where I can switch between different config.sys files. So I am able to boot what I want to use.

Traps so far (again: does not happen with kernel 14.201SMP):

- starting DOSBOX freeze WPS
- sometimes opening Drives (Icon view) freeze WPS (50%)

I have never head about this behavior.  Need more testing.

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Re: OS/4 (technical details only)
« Reply #202 on: July 12, 2019, 11:02:12 am »
Are you interested in Results using OS/4 kernel with OS4ACPI on Thinkpad 25 with Intel Core i7 7500U CPU?

Yes, it is interesting.

I have got it up and running, OS/4 kernel starts in log mode, so I can see a lot of messages during start.

So far I discovered the following traps wich do not occure once I use the 14.201SMP Kernel with the same OS/2 4.52 based system (not ArcaOS). I have the latest QSINIT installed and from that I am using that Bootmenue where I can switch between different config.sys files. So I am able to boot what I want to use.

Traps so far (again: does not happen with kernel 14.201SMP):

- starting DOSBOX freeze WPS
- sometimes opening Drives (Icon view) freeze WPS (50%)

I have never head about this behavior.  Need more testing.

Hi, I will respond to your e-mails later this weekend. I do use lastest unofficial kernel as suggested by David Graser.

During booting OS/4 kernel I have the message: "Can not load PMDD.SYS" and to confirm it, may be I have not exactly followed the instructions (did not have this errormessage on other Hardware though). I will have a closer look.