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Messages - Jochen Schäfer

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Applications / Re: FeatherNotes for OS/2
« on: January 23, 2024, 11:32:18 am »
Hi Andreas.

I tried to PM you several times, but the messages seems to vanish. I cannot even see them in my Sent folder.

To the issue at hand:
In the provided file seems to be no problems. All persisted data in the XML are shown in FeatherNotes.
I can add and delete items, then save and reload. All items are there.

Can you provide more infos about what leads you to assume lost items?

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Applications / Re: FeatherNotes for OS/2
« on: December 12, 2023, 07:34:17 pm »
Sorry, I was occupied with other stuff, and didn't look into the forums.
Next week, I have holidays. I try to make room for the issue.


Bye Jochen

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Applications / Re: FeatherNotes for OS/2
« on: November 14, 2023, 06:20:26 pm »
Can you please PM me some file, so I can test it?

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Setup & Installation / Re: UEFI: Dual Boot - Windows 11 and ArcaOS 5.1
« on: October 29, 2023, 10:05:29 am »
In my experience, rEFInd works really good with ArcaOS.

Is there an install program for rEFInd that works on ArcaOS?
Not to my knowledge, but alle the install scripts do is mount the ESP volume and copy the necessary files to it.
On the rEFInd site is a page with instructions for manual installation.
Also, Rich has instructions how to do it in ArcaOS, posted above

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Setup & Installation / Re: UEFI: Dual Boot - Windows 11 and ArcaOS 5.1
« on: October 28, 2023, 01:18:07 pm »
In my experience, rEFInd works really good with ArcaOS.

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Applications / Re: Csm2Uefi migration tool (updated)
« on: September 07, 2023, 09:21:15 am »
Hi Rich.

I really don't much with Rexx, so I didn't know it comes with ArcaOS.
I tried the new version again, and it finished the job.
Good Job.


Bye Jochen

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Applications / Re: Csm2Uefi migration tool (updated)
« on: September 06, 2023, 01:20:47 pm »

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Applications / Re: Csm2Uefi migration tool
« on: September 05, 2023, 02:17:40 pm »
Yeah, my bad, Should have had a closer look :-(
Now, it copied some files, and then I got an error message (cf. attachment).

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Applications / Re: Csm2Uefi migration tool
« on: September 05, 2023, 10:34:10 am »
Thanks Rich.

I have put the exe on the installer usb stick, and installed 5.1 as CSM boot.
If I try your tool, I always get "Can't determine the source version", although the referenced iso is exactly the iso from the installer stick.

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Applications / Re: ArcaOS 5.1 - First Impressions
« on: August 30, 2023, 06:30:34 pm »
I use Refind.

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Applications / Re: ArcaOS 5.1 - First Impressions
« on: August 30, 2023, 11:43:22 am »
The other incorrect assumption is that "something" would automatically convert your disk to GPT even though such a feature isn't mentioned in the documentation nor does it appear in the installer's UI.. As it happens, the only known OS/2-based MBR to GPT converter is sitting here on my hard drive. I offered it to one of AN's principals but he declined the offer because he couldn't imagine a reason someone would want such a thing. Sad but true...
If you assume, that someone would update to 5.1, i.e. on a working system, but then would have leave MBR as it is, then yes, you don't need the tool.
But I really don't want to reinstall my development machine, just to have GPT partition. On the other, hand, the only way to also have Windows 10, Linux and MacOS (!) on the T480, was to install a second flash drive just to have ArcaOS on it and have my boot manager reboot through the BIOS to have boot the MBR disk.
I would be happy to test your tool.

To finish your CSM->EFI conversion, you just need to create the EFI partition. Here's how:
* boot up yur new install using the USB strick
* open MiniLVM
* select System->Create EFI partition; follow the instructions
* select System->Boot Menu->Install/Update; follow the instructions
* eject the USB stick and reboot - you should get the AN Launcher menu (i.e. AN's EFI boot manager)

Edit: MiniLVM offers these options for a GPT disk. I _assume_ they're also available for MBR disks. If not, it's still easy to create a bootable EFI partition - you just have to copy some files.
Do you know, whether the EFI files installed via MiniLVM are the same as the ones on the USB stick?

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Applications / Re: ArcaOS 5.1 - First Impressions
« on: August 29, 2023, 07:20:05 pm »
Hello

Seems that I have to relearn more things about the PC with UEFI.

"The EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) system partition or ESP is a partition on a data storage device (usually a hard disk drive or solid-state drive) that is used by computers having the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). When a computer is booted, UEFI firmware loads files stored on the ESP to start installing operating systems and various utilities. "
Source: Wikipedia.

Is that ESP partition optional or mandatory on the HDD for an UEFI install?

Regards
You need some ESP partition to boot from, but it hasn't to be on the same disk, as the system you want to boot.

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Applications / Re: ArcaOS 5.1 - First Impressions
« on: August 29, 2023, 05:38:11 pm »
I did a test update on my T420 and that worked great, but the installer doesn't switch the disk to GPT and doesn't add an EFI boot partition, but installs the EFI drivers.
So, I can boot via CSM or EFI (via the USB stick) and in EFI mode Win/OS2 will start.
I didn't test yet to convert the disk with Linux (GParted, DFSEE wants to delete all your partitions for the conversion) and add the EFI partition to it.

ArcaOS 5.1.0. is new to every one. But I think some things are being mixed up here.
What do you mean with the term ?   "ïnstalls EFI driver" does "not add the EFI boot partition".
You see that is not possible best I can tell.  If you have no EFI ESP partition and the UEFI loader is not presebt ArcaIS will not boot.
Open a ticket at https://mantis.arcanoae.com and attach testlog generic.
In parallel you can upload your testlog here as well.


Roderick
I booted the USB from EFI, so the installer knew, that EFI is enabled. The update then adds some entries to config.sys like VEFI.
You still can boot from CSM, but the new driver will generate startup errors, which is to expected.
But you are wrong, if you say, you can't boot ArcaOS without the ESP partition. It's definitely possible.

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Applications / Re: ArcaOS 5.1 - First Impressions
« on: August 29, 2023, 09:36:31 am »
I did a test update on my T420 and that worked great, but the installer doesn't switch the disk to GPT and doesn't add an EFI boot partition, but installs the EFI drivers.
So, I can boot via CSM or EFI (via the USB stick) and in EFI mode Win/OS2 will start.
I didn't test yet to convert the disk with Linux (GParted, DFSEE wants to delete all your partitions for the conversion) and add the EFI partition to it.

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General Discussion / Re: when will version 5.1 of ArcaOS be released
« on: August 28, 2023, 10:36:44 am »
Yes, most likely everybody wants that. It would be better to just wait a day, so that the load on the site can subside.

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