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If you try to install ArcaOS 5.0.2 on a Ryzen board, you have to
- install a PCIe USB 2.0 card, because there is no USB 2.0 controller onboard (only 3.0)
- in the pre install menu, use "modern hardware, safe mode".

Setup & Installation / Re: RAM disk and temp folders...what else?
« on: May 04, 2018, 02:06:58 pm »
Thank you. Indeed, it works all fine. The first time, I forgot to check the "ramdisk" checkbox.

A cosmetic problem: The shadow to the folder on the ramdisk is broken, of couse, because I create the folder in a cmd file located in the startup folder. So I have to use a config.sys command:
c:\os2\cmd.exe /c createfolders.cmd   (is this correct?)
(haven't tried yet.) But how can I be sure that the ramdisk is generated before executing the cmd file?

I have managed now to install two Windows and two ArcaOS (very useful for maintenance) on the same HD. The only rule to sucess is simply not to use primary partitons for ArcaOS, instead I have placed both ArcaOS installations to logical volumes.  Windows does only touch primary partions.

But I do not understand why I cannot reselect these logical partions in the ArcaOS installation program in the case of re-installing ArcaOS. Any idea?

Setup & Installation / Re: RAM disk and temp folders...what else?
« on: May 02, 2018, 11:13:26 pm »
I have got here a new ArcaOS 5.0.2 installation and I know that the USB stick stating mechanism uses a Ramdisk. But how can I implement a Ramdisk via Config.sys and orStartup folder? I have only found a program named HIDISK.EXE, there comes only a small dialog form with some settings, and the procedure to setup is not explained.

But the stick worked fine the past weeks. The problem only occurs when using the Ryzen G processor in the mainboard. Switching back to the old Bristol Ridge processor let the problem disappear.

I have switched on an AM4 board from Bristol Ridge processor to the newest Ryzen with Graphics processor Ryzen 2200G and tried to start from ArcaOS USB stick. I got this error message:

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MemDisk 2011.05.01
Startup drive is floppy or hard disk (80).
Detecting extended memory size ... using INT 15 EAX=E820 'SMAP'
  63 MB starting at 1 MB
Not enough memory

I failed before getting the pre-install menu.
It seems to be an incompatiblity for DOS programs (I assume the first steps on the ArcaOS USB Stick is in DOS).

I have tested it on two different AM4 boards (Asrock and Asus), same effect. Bristol Ridge works, Ryzen G fails.

Any ideas?

Setup & Installation / Re: usb boot arca502 problem disk full
« on: April 25, 2018, 09:54:39 pm »
And what is the reason that the USB stick boot partion needs to be FAT32 ? Because the BIOS requires it?

Hardware / Re: Setting HD to idle/sleep
« on: April 23, 2018, 10:19:54 pm »
I've generated now a bug tracker ticket (0001869) as "feature".

Setup & Installation / Re: usb boot arca502 problem disk full
« on: April 23, 2018, 09:46:04 pm »
I also ran in this problem. You can place small additional data to the 2 GB formatted USB stick like a DFSEE program directory, but after copying a data storage zip file with 200 MB, I got this error message. That means, the USB stick must have at least ca 600 MB free disk space, because it is temporary used while installation.

Where can I set a partition to "non-Windows" in DFSEE? In DFSEE you can change all (expert mode, edit partiton data), but changing only the e.g. format fails, because the other partition data gets influenced. The only way at this point is to save the complete partition data and to restore it. So marking to "non-Windows" would indeed be the best way.

I have realized now that my partition order is:
- Windows 10 32 bit
- ArcaOS
- Windows 10 64 bit

The correct order would be to install both Windows at the beginning, and to place the ArcaOS partiton after all Windows boot partitions.

I made my partions with minilvm, and of course choose a specific partion in the Windows install program.

Hardware / Setting HD to idle/sleep
« on: April 22, 2018, 11:32:56 am »
On my new computer, the SDD is daily used, and the HD is used for storing only. All parts are very quiet besides the HD. On my old computer (eCS 1.2), the HD was set to idle/sleep when it was not used. In ArcaOS, it runs all the time. Can I set this feature via ADD parameters in the Config.sys?

If not, is there a commandline utility doing that? I have googled and found hd-idle and hdparm, both for Linux. hdparm has got a Windows port by using a general Posix DLL. But this does not work with Odin.

If noone has an idea how to do that, a hdparm port to OS/2 would be really useful. hdparm is a posix project, and a posix OS/2 project is also existing.

The order of the partitions is Windows first, too. And anway, I got the problem.

Setup & Installation / Airboot and installing Windows 10 and ArcaOS
« on: April 22, 2018, 10:29:07 am »
I have managed to install both Windows and ArcaOS on a new computer. But now I have realized that, if you install ArcaOS before installing Windows, Windows changes the partition format of the ArcaOS partition from JFS to NTFS. You can see this in DFSEE. The data partitions are unchanged. Now I have got a JFS partition which is marked as NTFS. Does anyone know how to correct this?

Reinstalling ArcaOS will work, but I hope there is a more easier way. At the moment, I cannot start ArcaOS at all. When starting via ArcaOS USB stick, I see the C: partition, but I get an error message when accessing the data, because OS/2 cannot handle this file system. The Airboot menu OS entries are no more correctly assigned: When selecting ArcaOS, the second Windows installation runs, the first Windows installation is OK and the second Windows entry ends in an error message "no OS found". I know that when reinstalling ArcaOS, the oder problem disappears, too. I made no partition entry backup with DFSEE.

I have managed now installing ArcaOS 5.0.2 on a AM4 board (with Bristol Ridge, but I think that makes no difference to Ryzen) from USB Stick. DVD failed, even with an additional SATA PCIe card.

The way to success is the following:
- I needed to buy a USB 2.0 PCIe card. (PCI USB 2.0 cards are cheaper, but my AM4 board has no PCI slots.)
- I needed to switch to "modern hardware, safe mode" in the ArcaOS Pre-Install Menu.

All drivers work fine; Panorama is installed, of course. At the moment, I can only use one processor, and I hope a future ACPI driver will solve the problem.

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