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Applications / Re: Boot Logos !!
« on: July 18, 2022, 09:01:43 am »
I think they are disputable because they are sexist.
Sexy, maybe ::) in that 90s way.

Storage / Re: Sharing drive between OS/2 and linux
« on: December 15, 2021, 12:00:35 pm »
 :-[ Seems to be a bug in the latest Devuan 4/Debian 11!
The ArcaOS formatted disk can be mounted in Devuan 3/Debian 10:

The partition name encoding seems to be unknown though.
EDIT: fixed by renaming it to all lowercase in linux, displays as uppercase in OS/2

Storage / Re: Sharing drive between OS/2 and linux
« on: December 15, 2021, 09:32:33 am »
Give us details of your setup and we should be able to give you advice.
A couple of linux machines and one ArcaOS 5.0.7 + Windows XP ;D dual boot desktop. The external drive would be a clone of my old thumbdrive that is filled with tools and drivers for many systems. I do have a OpenBSD NAS in use already, maybe carrying a hard drive around is passé.

Mint also correctly mounts OS/2 JFS with the case insensitive flag.
That's why i also use JFS on my Devuan machines (root, home and a case insensitive wine partition).

Storage / Re: Sharing drive between OS/2 and linux
« on: December 14, 2021, 09:53:27 pm »
HPFS has that 2GB file size limit, no?

Storage / Sharing drive between OS/2 and linux
« on: December 14, 2021, 08:39:16 pm »
Small external drive formatted as JFS on ArcaOS (not with mkfs.jfs -O on linux, did not work) ends up no named in linux and cannot even be mounted manually:
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wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1, missing codepage or helper program, or other error.
A filesystem check shows no errors:
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fsck.jfs version 1.1.15, 04-Mar-2011
processing started: 12/14/2021 21:25:25
The current device is:  /dev/sdb1
Block size in bytes:  4096
Filesystem size in blocks:  7679996
**Phase 1 - Check Blocks, Files/Directories, and  Directory Entries
**Phase 2 - Count links
**Phase 3 - Duplicate Block Rescan and Directory Connectedness
**Phase 4 - Report Problems
**Phase 5 - Check Connectivity
**Phase 6 - Perform Approved Corrections
**Phase 7 - Verify File/Directory Allocation Maps
**Phase 8 - Verify Disk Allocation Maps
 30719984 kilobytes total disk space.
        0 kilobytes in 1 directories.
        0 kilobytes in 0 user files.
        0 kilobytes in extended attributes
    37792 kilobytes reserved for system use.
 30682192 kilobytes are available for use.
File system checked READ ONLY.
Filesystem is clean.

 ??? I would rather not format the drive as FAT32, is network sharing my only real option then?

The EU's cookie law was obviously written by a non-tech committee as it fixes nothing and made everyone unhappy ::)
The best implementation I've seen is a simple banner on the bottom of the page that times out automatically and simply informs the visitor this site uses cookies - deal with it

Setup & Installation / Re: Install from USB
« on: May 22, 2021, 09:31:06 am »
As for an external SSD, assuming it is USB, you can not install to it so will have to use your internal one.
Is this still true? No way to install to usb only from usb?

Hardware / Re: GeForce AHCI
« on: January 07, 2021, 05:57:49 pm »
Are you running the AHCI driver already?
;D I tried but no drive in the partition editor.
Yes, fortunately there's a BIOS option to enable IDE (and nvidia... RAID) instead of AHCI.

Hardware / GeForce AHCI
« on: January 07, 2021, 11:07:57 am »
Got myself an older Shuttle socket AM2+ barebone and no harddrive is detected even when adding the PCI ID to the AHCI driver at boot. The connected optical drive is regular ATA. Any experience with this SATA controller?

SATA controller [0106]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] AHCI Controller [10de:0ad4] (rev a2) (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
        Subsystem: Holco Enterprise Co, Ltd/Shuttle Computer MCP78S [GeForce 8200] AHCI Controller [1297:3139]

IDE interface [0101]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] IDE [10de:0759] (rev a1) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
        Subsystem: Holco Enterprise Co, Ltd/Shuttle Computer MCP78S [GeForce 8200] IDE [1297:3139]

Internet / Re: The new browser / QT5
« on: September 25, 2020, 09:19:34 pm »
TFF is not exactly in great shape
Yeah, TenFourFox was usable enough for banking and such but I usually disabled javascript altogether for general browsing even on a G4. And forget embedded video, modern codecs choked it.
as for Pale Moon it is buggy
;D What did you expect from furries?

Internet / Re: The new browser / QT5
« on: September 24, 2020, 08:51:27 pm »
There's not many options besides the QT based browser. FF52 could still be ported and then the various forks such as PaleMoon could be ported. Really, now there is the Webkit browsers, Firefox and its forks.
Users of older PPC Mac hardware are truly blessed by Cameron Kaiser's work on TenFourFox. The Pale Moon/XUL project is also interesting as from it there has spawned independent forks for OS X Snow Leopard and even Windows XP!

General Discussion / Re: Search machines, what to use?
« on: September 13, 2020, 08:10:32 pm »
Yes, YouTube has started to bug me daily to read this, accept that. is a more streamlined interface for the videos and lets you do regular google searches via proxy, might be better...

General Discussion / Re: OS/2 on a Via C7 desktop?
« on: September 12, 2020, 08:47:06 pm »
Let me know if it is ok.
Yes, very good. The entire Cx0 lineup (C10LE, C30LE etc) is pretty much identical and differs only regarding RAM/flash size and what kind of OS the model comes bundled with. ACPI is not strictly needed as the chipset runs very cool, DaniS506 for the IDE, SNAP/Panorama for video.

General Discussion / Re: OS/2 on a Via C7 desktop?
« on: September 12, 2020, 03:06:41 pm »
crippled terminals
Besides the übersmall form factor (no space for a real harddrive) the Cx0 was quite capable, got everything to work from Windows 98/2k to Haiku and lighter linux distros. Not bad for €15!

General Discussion / Re: OS/2 on a Via C7 desktop?
« on: September 12, 2020, 10:22:55 am »
 ::) The thing completely died on me so I'm guessing it was bad hardware after all - attaching pci.txt anyways.

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