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Re: OS/2 on Virtualbox with 8 COM ports
« Reply #60 on: February 20, 2021, 06:02:00 pm »
Hi Dave.
Just as general knowledge, which was the last IBM kernel version/level for Warp 4 and which one was for Warp 4.52 ?
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104a for all versions of Warp 4+. W4, SMP and UNI depending on whether SMP or not. IIRC, the UNI supported some stuff similar to SMP while W4 was lighter weight and faster. Needed the correct DOSCALL1.DLL to match as well.
edit: There was also 105 and 106 level kernels leaked towards the end for WSEB. 104a was the last free release.
« Last Edit: February 20, 2021, 06:05:32 pm by Dave Yeo »

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Re: OS/2 on Virtualbox with 8 COM ports
« Reply #61 on: February 20, 2021, 08:04:07 pm »
If I remember correctly there was also a matching OS2DUMP required by the later KERNELs.

BTW, thanks for those that were concerned about my checkup - I don't recommend getting in the way of young girls trying to park a large car by hitting my garage door when I'm in front of it, it could have been a lot worse than it is.

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Re: OS/2 on Virtualbox with 8 COM ports
« Reply #62 on: February 22, 2021, 07:33:59 am »
Hi all,
I just clone my VM patched on Compaq pc HD and the system freeze on the logo image of OS/2 Warp.
The internal revision is 1.104a_W4, so I think it’s correct.
Some ideas?
Thanks
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Re: OS/2 on Virtualbox with 8 COM ports
« Reply #63 on: February 22, 2021, 07:57:33 am »
Try during boot when the white square blob appears on the upper left, holding down the ALT-F2 keys and see if anything informative is posted during the boot.

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Re: OS/2 on Virtualbox with 8 COM ports
« Reply #64 on: February 22, 2021, 12:18:57 pm »
It’s seems to be the mouse driver, correct?

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Re: OS/2 on Virtualbox with 8 COM ports
« Reply #65 on: February 22, 2021, 12:46:14 pm »
I put a REM before the line of mouse.sys in CONFIG.SYS so the system go away, but I think there’s also a problem with VGA drivers 😣.
I see pixels and lines on the screen.

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Re: OS/2 on Virtualbox with 8 COM ports
« Reply #66 on: February 22, 2021, 04:16:03 pm »
Hi Danielle

For Video drivers I would recommend the latest SNAP freeware (snap-os2-3.1.8.zip). But I'm not completely sure how good it works on Warp 4. I think a higher than Fixpack 13 is required. Maybe someone else can give us their feedback if this works on Warp 4+FP15.

The other video driver alternative that worked fine for me is an older scitech display doctor freeware from IBM (ibmsdd704.zip). (read the command line installer options)

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Re: OS/2 on Virtualbox with 8 COM ports
« Reply #67 on: February 22, 2021, 04:43:59 pm »
The SNAP drriver worked well on all my Warp 4  computers but it does need a working screen to be able to install it.

Other than that Daniele, you are doing well.  When I am able to get round better I will have a look in my garage for the hard disks saved from the old Warp 4 computers and see if I can find anything that might help you.

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Re: OS/2 on Virtualbox with 8 COM ports
« Reply #68 on: February 22, 2021, 05:04:37 pm »
Thank you guys, I hope tomorrow I will be able to test it.
I need help also for the mouse.sys.... I have an HP with scroll via ps2.
The keyboard for the moment is USB, it works?
I have installed before the driver dd001 and then the dd002.

Don't worry Ivan: you, Martin and all the other guys are doing very much for me :).

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Re: OS/2 on Virtualbox with 8 COM ports
« Reply #69 on: February 22, 2021, 05:13:45 pm »
Hi Danielle

So now you have Warp 4, Fixpack 5 and DD0002.

I never have issues with MOUSE.SYS, as general knowledge you can do a "bldlevel mouse.sys" to see it's version.

Here it is mine for example:
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[C:\os2\boot]bldlevel mouse.sys
Build Level Display Facility Version 6.12.675 Sep 25 2001
(C) Copyright IBM Corporation 1993-2001
Signature:       @#IBM:10.163#@  OS/2 Mouse Device Driver
Vendor:          IBM
Revision:        10.163
File Version:    10.163
Description:     OS/2 Mouse Device Driver

[C:\os2\boot]

The 10.163 seems too be supported on Warp 4 according the readme.  Get it at "IBM_Single_Mouse_10-163.zip"

Give it a try to see if that mouse version solves your problem.

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Re: OS/2 on Virtualbox with 8 COM ports
« Reply #70 on: February 22, 2021, 05:43:53 pm »
Hi Martin,
I download the zip file for mouse.
The instruction tells to run install.exe, but it's not present in the unzipped directory.
I must use the only one exe that is included?

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Re: OS/2 on Virtualbox with 8 COM ports
« Reply #71 on: February 22, 2021, 06:27:05 pm »
You could try amouse, it allows scrolling and such. https://hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/system/drivers/mouse/Amouse_2-80.wpi
You will need to install the Warpin installer first, https://hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/util/archiver/warpin-1-0-24.zip

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Re: OS/2 on Virtualbox with 8 COM ports
« Reply #72 on: February 23, 2021, 12:41:54 pm »
Hi guys,
this morning when I arrived at work I found a surprise.... the pc was started !
Of course I need to install the mouse drivers, and it's works with USB mouse and keyboard !!!
Next step is to test it with the machine net (as you can see it searching for it).
And then I need to find a compatible 8 COM Ports Pci board with low profile. Maybe I will ask directly to DIGI if they have new products.
For now THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH !!!
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Re: OS/2 on Virtualbox with 8 COM ports
« Reply #73 on: February 23, 2021, 05:33:47 pm »
Hi Daniele,

Well done, that sense of achievement is worth it.  But now the fun begins - finding replacements for the ad-in cards and exactly what network chipset it has.  To that end I have attached pci.zip that has the pci program and the latest pcidevs file - just unzip it and run it from its own directory.

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Re: OS/2 on Virtualbox with 8 COM ports
« Reply #74 on: February 23, 2021, 06:45:34 pm »
One thing I forgot was that after moving the partition, full hardware detection should have been turned on. There's a preference somewhere, I forget where or pressing ALT-F1 at the boot blob gives a menu that allows turning on hardware detection.
This may have been the problem with the mouse driver at first.