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Programming / Re: Crash on Boot with JFS
« on: January 13, 2017, 11:30:05 am »
Yes.

I "secure erased" the Samsung SSD using Samsung's utility which is supposed to remove everything from the drive.
repartitioned (or actually re-volume-ized) the hard drive with different sized volumes using the disk maintenance tool on the ECS boot CD. Formatted the volumes from the command line of the ECS CD,
ran SYSINSTX.COM (which I guess I didn't need to do),
unzipped the contents of all the volumes back onto the volumes,
Ran the ECS install choosing to not format the drive - which means it installs in migration mode,
And after the install completed recopied my CONFIG.SYS (which had been zipped) back, and the problem reappeared.

DFSEE did not say which driver was corrupt. I was using DFSEE on the assumption that the something was wrong with the file system or the master boot record or one of those hard drivey type things that sometimes goes wrong. I was using DFSEE after booting from my maintenance partition.

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Programming / Re: Error with Vbox
« on: January 12, 2017, 11:16:41 pm »
That is a good suggestion.  Haven't been able to find the problem that way , although I have not made the order of how the drivers appear in the CONFIG.SYS identical. Guess I have to try that.

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Programming / Re: Crash on Boot with JFS
« on: January 12, 2017, 11:13:56 pm »
Thanks for the advice on full vs quick format. Since it is a SSD my understaning is full format just uses up more of the life of the drive and doesn't buy anything. On rotating media I always due a slow or full format, and for SCSI drives I always do a low level format with the adapter. Learned that (as I have most things in life) the hard way.

My C partition/ drive is 2 GB. I install a number of WinOS2 applications and some of those cannot handle a drive with more than 2 GB. It is easier to keep the boot partition at or less than 2 GB and install the WinOS2 stuff there than it is to use those programs that appear to consume free space on the drive in order to fool the WinOS2 install program.

As a consequence I keep most programs on another partition and keep between 500 MB to 1 GB of free space on the boot drive/partition.

I reformatted by boot drive (C:) today, and unzipped the files I had zipped off the drive, rebooted and got the same error.

So I reformatted the drive again, unzipped the data back to the drive (C:) again, and tried a migration install of ECS 2.2 beta. It booted a couple of times successfully during the install, but when I got to the end of the install I got the same message.

I also tried DFSEE yesterday to fix up the JFS paritition and that sorta of work, but at one point it stopped and complained that a driver was corrupt.

So to recap: I can ALT-F1 boot to a command prompt. I cannot ALT-restore an archive, or ALT-revert to VGA.

I am beginning to think there is some interaction or conflict between the JFS driver/IFS stuff and some other driver or drivers. I just can't for the life of me figure out which. I don't think it is a format issue since reformatting and doing a migration install eventually lead to the exact same error.

Is there some debug/logging facility for either JFS or boot-up that might help point to the conflict?

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Programming / Re: Crash on Boot with JFS
« on: January 10, 2017, 09:19:31 pm »
Andi - thanks for the suggestion. That will probably be the shortest way to fix the problem.

The hard drive is a Samsung 128 GB EVO SSD. It is about 1 1/2 years old.

chkdsk /F reports no errors and no corrections. It appears from CHKDSK that everything is fine.


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Programming / Re: Error with Vbox
« on: January 10, 2017, 08:53:30 pm »
My only drive is a Samsung EVO SSDD

What is odd is that CHKDSK  /F:3 reports no errors when run from the ECS install CD or when run from my maintenance partition.

I am puzzled why I can ALT-F1 to a command line, which is essentially booting to the C: partition, but when I attempt to boot normally it crashes. I assume booting to the command line is using the same file system as booting normally, meaning I don't think it is really a JFS file system problem.


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Programming / Crash on Boot with JFS
« on: January 10, 2017, 07:13:43 pm »
Rebooted this morning and got the following message

  The system detected an internal processing error at
    location ##1800:05b5 - 0003:05b5
    65535, 9051
    JFSBOOT: Error reading in FS
    1386090f
    Inental revision 14.106_SMP
    The system is stopped. Record all of the above information and
    contact your service representative.

I can ALT-F1 and boot to the command prompt.
I can boot to a maintenance partition and access the boot drive (C:)
I cannot ALT-F1 and restore my last archive

The crash happens after Loading OS2LVM.DMD appears at the bottom of the screen.

Any ideas on how to fix?

Or how to restore the system?

Alternatives I am considering
1) re-install ECS as an update rather than a new install
2) xcopy C:\OS2\ARCHIVES, xcopy rest of the drive EXCEPT C:\OS2, reinstall ECS as fresh (i.e. format drive), copy back drive except C:\OS2, ALT-F1 and restore my last archive
3) ??




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Programming / Re: Error with Vbox
« on: January 10, 2017, 07:03:29 pm »
I have the exact  same error - same except for the value after the "Error reading in FS"

    The system detected an internal processing error at
    location ##1800:05b5 - 0003:05b5
    65535, 9051
    JFSBOOT: Error reading in FS
    1386090f
    Inental revision 14.106_SMP
    The system is stopped. Record all of the above information and
    contact your service representative.


This appears to happen after (or while) loading OS2LVM.DMD - at least that is the last thing I see on the screen before the crash.

I can boot to a maintaince partion, or from the ECS CD and access the boot drive (C:). It appears that I can get to all the files.

I can also ALT-F1 and boot to a command prompt.

I cannot ALT-F1 and restore my last archive.

Is there anyway of just replacing the part that is messing up JFS and preserving the rest of the install?

If I xcopy the entire C drive to another partition and re-install ECS, can I xcopy back what I saved and have it work?

Suggestions?

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Networking / Re: ECS client Cannot log on to OS/2 domain
« on: September 29, 2016, 06:56:56 pm »
You are correct. The MMRE driver works. I guess I somehow got the wrong driver hooked up.

Thanks again

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Networking / Re: ECS client Cannot log on to OS/2 domain
« on: September 28, 2016, 12:47:06 am »
Thanks Douglas for the advice.

The problem indeed appears to be the NIC driver.

I disabled the on-board NIC and installed an Intel 1000 PCI card and "Intel Pro/1000 Network Connection" driver and it now works fine.

The interesting thing is I tried installing the latest R8169 driver from Arca Noae and the system crashed on reboot. When I replaced the R8169.OS2 with the one from my client the system booted OK and appeared to work ok, except for not allowing logons to the domain.

The strange thing is I can now log on to the domain (with the Intel card in the server) using a client machine with the R8169 driver, but the server will not accept domain logons with the same R8169 driver. (my client and server machines have the same motherboards: Asus M5A 78L-M USB3)

Thanks again for your response.

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Networking / ECS client Cannot log on to OS/2 domain
« on: September 26, 2016, 09:07:31 pm »
Previous WSEB server (ECS with file sharing removed and WSeB server stuff added) crashed, after running for years.

Built new machine.
Installed ECS 2.2 beta with R8169 network driver.
Deleted file sharing and installed LAN server 5 (WSeB server stuff)
SERVER0 is the only server and also domain controller

Server starts ok. Netlogon service shows to be active in the Lan Server Administration GUI. I can logon to the domain from the server.
But my ECS client (REQ1)  cannot log on to my domain.

Netbios appears to running OK on the server because I can NET USE W:   \\REQ1\DDRIVE from the server and it works OK (after starting PEER on REQ1)

However I cannot logon to DOMAIN (my domain name) from the requester machine REQ1, and I
I cannot NET USE x:   \\server0\cdrive  from  REQ1 (after login on locally). Error message says network path is not found

Second requester, a laptop, also cannot logon to server

Any suggesting?

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Applications / Re: Firefox 38.8.0 for OS/2 Beta 7
« on: July 04, 2016, 11:46:50 pm »
Can I move my unixroot to another drive, and which directories do I need to move?

Currently unixroot=c:\ in my config.sys
I am running out of space in my C: (boot) drive. Partition size of that drive is 2 GB because of DOS/Win3.1 considerations

Can I just change the setting of UNIXROOT=C:\    in config.sys
and move the directories 
C:\VAR
C:\ETC
C:\USR

Will that work?

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Applications / Re: Firefox 38.8.0 for OS/2 Beta 7
« on: July 04, 2016, 11:40:38 pm »
I have updated YUM & ANPM and finally got the newer version of both to run. After the YUM URLGRABBER problem was fixed.

Now when I try to install libstdc++6  I get the following error in ANPM:

Test Transaction Errors:   package libstdc++6-4.9.2.1-3.oc00.i686 is already installed
  file /@unixroot/usr/lib/stdcpp6.dll from install of libstdc++6-4.9.2.1-3.oc00.i686 conflicts with file from package libstdc++6-4.9.2.1-3.oc00.i386

Also the installation/update of fontconfig results in the message:

Error unpacking rpm package fontconfig-2.11.95.1.oc00.i686

And to add insult to injury FireFox38 now crashes when starting up in -console

DIVE is disabled - Panorama's shadow-buffer is enabled
Creating 006D_03.TRP

Killed by SIGSEGV
pid=0x006d ppid=0x0024 tid=0x0003 slot=0x0094 pri=0x0200 mc=0x0001 ps=0x0010
E:\PROGRAMS\FIREFOX38\FIREFOX.EXE
NSPR4 0:0001e45f
etc. etc.

So it appears I am worse off than before.

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Applications / Re: Firefox 38.8.0 for OS/2 Beta 7
« on: June 19, 2016, 12:50:45 am »
Dave - Thank you for the NSS suggestion. I will try and reinstall the yum/rpm/anpm and see if I can resolve it that way.

I hope I didn't come across as critical - I was intending to make suggestions. I am i awe of your contributions and work for the OS/2 community. And I am in awe of the folks porting FireFox. I am truly amazed at how much has been done. Great job all of you.

Since I was bold enough to suggest, I guess I am obligated to volunteer to help and/or test.  So I do.

In my ideal world all of  firefox, main package and required packages, would  be installed with WarpIn - as Doug B. has done for the FF package itself (Thanks Doug B! ).  One of the big advantages it has over ANPM is WarpIn can unload DLLs in use - I ran into problems with ANPM using some DLLs that needed to be updated.  Or perhaps compile YUM/RPM/ANPM so that it uses its own set of DLLs, or compile so that it uses no DLLs, and build in the ability to unload DLLs in use - which is really needed anyway for an installer.

Anyway I want to make clear that I am grateful for all you guys' work.

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Applications / Re: Firefox 38.8.0 for OS/2 Beta 7
« on: June 18, 2016, 09:08:48 pm »
This DLL stuff is an awful mess. It appears to be well nigh impossible to get the correct DLLs installed for Firefox.

I have:

1) used Doug B *.wpi to install firefox 38.8.0.  (also tried this using the *.zip file - same results)
2) I also used ANPM to install the libraries/packages listed in the README.OS2 file.
3) I was still missing a significant number of DLLs . I found most of the missing from a downloaded version of firefox 32 I believe - as was suggested on this forum.
4) Used moz_support-2016-05-10.zip for icuin.dll
5) The fontconf package ( which it appears ANPM does't install or know about) came from  fontconfig-2-11_95-1_oc00.zip. I unziped it to its own directory and then manually copied the files from the various subdirectories to my c:\ which is what @unixroot is set to.

Suggestion to whomever made up the fontconfig*.zip file : please don't zip the files with the top directory as "@unixroot" because that makes it impossible to directly unzip into the proper drive and directory.

Now firefox starts but I cannot access Google (or any other HTTPS link) because of a message "Firefox doesn't know how to communicate with the server.   Check to make sure your system has the Personal Security Manager installed."

The back button doesn't work.

When I right click on a link and select "Open in a new tab" or "Open in a new window" nothing happens.

So I am guessing I still have some DLL version issues or missing DLLs since I don't see anyone else with these problems here or on the bug tracker site.

So my suggestion is to:

Include ALL required DLLs and other required packages in the Firefox.zip file, or Firefox.wpi file and configure the installation so they are all installed into the Firefox directory.

Yes that will make the install file much larger and take up more space but disk space is now very cheap.

I have spent probably 4 - 6 hours spread over multiple days trying to get FireFox 38 running. While I am no where close to the smartest guy in the room I am capable of using ANPM, WarpIn, and unzipping stuff and I still can't get it running correctly - meaning to the same level of function as you guys are reporting.

I very much appreciate all the work that has been put into porting FireFox, and the other Unix based programs to OS/2. I think it is great that so much unix based open source stuff is getting ported to OS/2. But the reality of the complexity of the supporting packages and required DLLs is such that mere mortals cannot get the applications running. Or at least I can't.

[I am running ECS 2.2 beta which was installed on a clean disk about 1 year ago. I have not updated or installed SeaMonkey or Thunderbird other than what came with the normal ECS install.]




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Applications / Re: Firefox 38.2.1
« on: March 07, 2016, 01:38:50 am »
Has anyone gotten  firefox 38.2.1 to work?

I can't get Arcae Noa package manager to work - it can't find the repository metadata:netlabs-rel, so I can't use that to install the additional packages listed in the readme.

I have tried extracting the DLLs from the various packages called out in the readme and still get errors on missing DLLS

I get different messages about which DLLs are missing and/or can't load with CHK4DLLS.EXE and pmdll.exe - e.g. CHK4DLLS.EXE reports cairo2.dll is not a valid DLL.

fontconfig-2_11_94-1_oc00.zip has no instructions for how to install it

Help please.

Signed: mere mortal

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