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HPFS386.IFS
« on: March 05, 2023, 12:40:41 pm »
I need Hpfs386   for testing.

I have got:
 - C:\IBM386FS\HPFS386.IFS
 - C:\IBM386FS\HPFS386.INI

[FILESYSTEM]
USEALLMEM = YES
LANROOT   = C:\IBMLAN
MAXHEAP   = 512
CACHESIZE= 4096

and added  to my config.sys:
   IFS=C:\IBM386FS\HPFS386.IFS  /A:*

but on boot  it said:
  HFS0019 There is not enough memory for the 386 HPFS cache and heap

pls, advise how to get it working ?

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Re: HPFS386.IFS
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2023, 01:06:37 pm »
I am not sure but I think that HPFS386.IFS does not go together with the EARLYMEMINIT keyword in config.sys.
But if you remove that keyword, the rest of the system might run into boot problems...

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Re: HPFS386.IFS
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2023, 01:18:19 pm »
Tnx, Lars

reming out EARLYMEMINIT=TRUE indeed helped

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Re: HPFS386.IFS
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2023, 03:32:17 am »
I see you found this to work, and I can certainly confirm that when I was using HPFS386 that was indeed the case.

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Re: HPFS386.IFS
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2023, 09:41:01 am »
I see you found this to work, and I can certainly confirm that when I was using HPFS386 that was indeed the case.

I also used to use hpfs386 in pre-jfs times, but after the appearance of jfs it lost sense. It was a long time ago and I forgot all the details.

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Re: HPFS386.IFS
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2023, 05:04:30 pm »
I still use it.  OS/2 binaries are tiny so the smaller HPFS partition size limitation isn't an issue with me.  Performance is also fine on modern hardware.  I did play with a JFS partition once, but the backup software/agent I use (ARCserve) couldn't see the file system. 

I still remember the day back in '94 when I downloaded the HPFS386 files from Compuserve, using Golden Compass, to install on my Warp 3 system's Compaq 386/20 60MB hard drive.