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Isn't there a VirtualBox drive pass through thing? Quickly searching, yes it seems to be described in section 9.10 of the manual. Linux description, where the only problem was permissions. This should work to mount you SSD, though perhaps not since you are also booting Windows from it, I think it should though it needs testing.
Applications / Re: Creating some apps RPM packages
« Last post by Dave Yeo on Today at 08:08:54 pm »
Hi Doug, couple of points.
At this point, all new versions of AOS should update or, in the case of 5.0.x to 5.1.x upgrade, so everything should keep the same configuration and whatever you have installed are still installed. There's a couple of gotchas like the update procedure leaving %TMP% pointed at x:\var\temp that need a quick config.sys edit.
YUM and the ANPM front end use %UNIXROOT% to decide where to install the RPM apps. As originally design %UNIXROOT% could contain a PATH but since the RPM people took it over, only a drive letter is supported. A PATH still might work but is untested.
During the install there is a point where you are asked about %HOME%, %UNIXROOT%, %TEMP% and IIRC another with the defaults pointing at the install volume. You can accept the defaults or change them.
For the LIBPATH issue, either your method of setting the BEGINLIBPATH in the program object or alternately, a script that sets BEGINLIBPATH etc which I usually use. Good practice to inherit any previous BEGINLIBPATH settings to like SET BEGINLIBPATH=x:\foo\lib;%BEGINLIBPATH%
There's also ENDLIBPATH for the odd situation, I use it for Gopher and Webexplorer with my Ver 4 \tcpip\lib etc coming last in LIBPATH so only DLLs that aren't already present on AOS are loaded.
To all that has replied to my question,
I want explain what I have in mind to do:
1) my PC is an ASUS PRIME B250M-A with 8GB of ram, one SSD of 500GB and one sata disk of one TB
2) on SSD I have: a primary partition with Win7 Pro 64bit and a ARCAOS5.06 primary partition and other four
    partition formatted in JFS used by ARCSOS, and one partition formatted in FAT32 that I use for passing data
    from the two system.
3) normally I work with ARCAOS because I was an ancient user of OS2 my first pc was equipped with OS2 1.2
4) on ARCAOS I have installed VBOX 5.071 that run Win7 Pro 32bit and I can execute some task that I can do only
    using Windows
5) In some circumstance I start Win7 pro 64bit for Work that request  many more ram then that supported by
    VBOX-5071 on ARCAOS
    in this situation I want to be able to do some task using ARCAOS, that I have installed under VBOX 6.122 that run
    on Win7 pro, to do so I have the necessity to have my JFS DISK attached to VM on Windows.
6) Final, it's this possible?.

Thank you all very much,
Regards G.M. Anchieri   
Multimedia / Re: Updated Uniaud32 build
« Last post by Eugene Tucker on Today at 06:49:43 pm »
No sudden stops or hangs but no sound either.
Applications / Re: Creating some apps RPM packages
« Last post by Doug Clark on Today at 06:36:51 pm »
I think the idea of automating, as much as possible, installations is great. 

My biggest demotivation for upgrading AOS versions is the very long time it takes to get all the applications and tools reinstalled and configured after doing a fresh install of AOS  (or ECS or OS/2).

My I make the following observation and suggestion - without knowing how difficult they are to implement?

Prompt the user for where a package/app should be installed.  If using YUM perhaps either a command line parameter to YUM for the install location or a standard environmental variable (e.g. YUM_INSTALL_LOC= ) that YUM would check for the drive/directory to hold the app.  For APM a dialog prompting for location to install at the start of a new install.

Regarding LIBPATH length issues:   For GUI applications, on machines running DragText (which I assume is everyone,)  you can use the Environment page of the Properties notebook of the Program object for the GUI app to set BEGINLIBPATH, avoiding the need to modify LIBPATH.  Each GUI application really should have a Program object anyway.   We would have to persuade Rich Walsh to add a setup string to his DTProgram object for the Environment page/setting in order to use this scheme with automated installs.
Setup & Installation / Re: Booting with NVMe - Success
« Last post by Matt Walsh on Today at 05:59:18 pm »
I had a failure to boot on AS Rock AB350M-HDV Motherboard with NVME.  Got help from David Azarewicz and realized it was a BIOS issue.  I then switched to an ASUS Prime B450M-A motherboard and it boots fine, so the problem was just the original MB.
Thanks to Arca and David  Azarewicz for their great work.
Matt W.
Applications / Re: hard hangs
« Last post by Neil Waldhauer on Today at 03:34:53 pm »
I notice you never answered this question from Roderick:

When the system has hung, does it respond to CTRL ALT F10 twice

I remember it as Ctrl-Alt-Num Lock twice.

It's supposed to start a system dump.
Networking / Re: Universal Naming Convention (UNC) on Samba?
« Last post by Dariusz Piatkowski on Today at 02:11:38 pm »
Hi Doug,

Looks like Dave's answer is, unfortunately correct.

For Darius:

UNC =  \\machineName\shareName

machineName originally was a netbios name.  ShareName was a shared resource on machineName, i..e a drive or a directory.

Right, I got that. My NAS maps to and is present in LMHOSTS file as well. My expectation was that the Samba client would automatically show all shares that are present, sort of similar to what smbtree shows, albeit with actual contents listed. That may have been too wide of a sweep though! lol

It would appear that as of right now the UNC resolution, when attempting to access Samba shares, does not work on our platform. ('ls' did not work either)
Applications / Re: patched PmMerge
« Last post by Igor on Today at 01:12:18 pm »
Everything works great on two different computers. One of them is a server in constant uptime.

I used PPWIZARD version 08.298 on OS/2 and the sources are gone, but is there an easy way to download my entire site?

I was pretty surprised by how much of it still work too. Thinking about reviving it :)



Did you per chance try wget?

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