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Setup & Installation / Re: ArcaOS and Storage - Discussion
« on: April 14, 2023, 05:44:23 pm »
Hi Greg,

Do you really need 8 disks?  I have 5 on one of my Ryzen test units, the sixth place is a DVD unit and I have never had to disconnect any of them when I update the OS.

The smallest drive is a 1 TB unit all the others are 2 TB units which give more than enough space for storing data and programs.  I think you might have shot yourself in the foot with the extra eSata cards.

What motherboard is it?  My MSI B550-A Pro board has as standard 6 disk connectors as well as 2 M2 slots so no lack of disk space (see specifications section of attached manual).  It can also have 15 USB ports though I don't have them all attached.

I can't attach the manual as it is too large but it is easy to download from the MSI manuals site.

Setup & Installation / Re: ArcaOS 5.1
« on: April 13, 2023, 07:55:57 pm »
I gave up using Intel processors when AMD produced their 486 processor.  Since then I have tried to keep up with their processor evolution, hence my using the Ryzen third gen PRO 4350G - the G indicated an included graphics processor which means I don't have to mess about with expensive graphics cards which gain nothing with OS/2 or ArcaOS.

Setup & Installation / Re: ArcaOS 5.1
« on: April 13, 2023, 06:00:41 pm »
Eugene,  My experience from over 30 years in engineering (now retired for 20 years) was you didn't announce a product until you had it ready to go out the door, then you pulled out all the stops and pressed down on the loud pedal.

Setup & Installation / Re: ArcaOS 5.1
« on: April 13, 2023, 05:11:03 am »
Hi Martin,

Sorry if I appeared abrupt but I was just trying to get a discussion going about the invisible product.  It would have been better if they had kept quiet about it and only made an announcement when it was ready to ship.

Hi Dave,

That is the type of information I am looking for - thanks.

Setup & Installation / ArcaOS 5.1
« on: April 12, 2023, 11:53:16 pm »
Why would I want ArcaOS 5.1 if the 5.07 version I have does all that I want - it even runs on my Ryzen third generation processor and motherboard.

It would have to have some impressive improvements to make me want to change and if so what are they?

Change my mind.

Sorry about that but I use it with my tablet because the on screen keyboard does not work very well with my 82 year old fingers.

It sounds as if your Trust keyboard might do what you are trying to do without too many problems.

It is a pity we don't have bluetooth for OS/2.  If we did the simple answer would be to use a full bluetooth keyboard such as I have for my Samsung 10.1 tablet.

Another thing you could try is replacing the ibm1s506.add with the dani1s506.add from hobbes.  In fact that is how my WarpConnect modified CD is built using bootable.

Applications / Re: Java applications
« on: March 23, 2023, 08:13:26 pm »
How are you trying to start them?  I use a program object with the settings as shown below.
The full 'Parameter' line is: -Duser.home=e:\java-apps\artofillusion -jar artofillusion.jar 

All the java programs I have start in similar way with the correct changes re dir etc as necessary.

Hardware / Re: AM4 and 570 chips sets
« on: March 19, 2023, 07:19:07 am »
Sorry Eugene, I had no problem installing ArcaOS 5.07 on it.  As far as I remember it has something like v2 of the bios and I have never been tempted to update that - why mess with a working system?

The two M.2 slots have SATA cards in them as well as there being a 2 Tb  2.5 inch drive in a combination slim line DVD/disk unit.  I installed ArcaOS from DVD as I always do without problems.

Other than that all I can say is that it works for me.

Applications / Re: Arca Noae Package Manager - WarpIn repository??
« on: March 16, 2023, 06:38:23 pm »
Thanks for the info, I just hope they make real WarpIn packages, i.e. as it was designed and not some odd rpm variant.

Hardware / Re: AM4 and 570 chips sets
« on: March 09, 2023, 12:56:00 pm »
Sorry, the best I can do is an MSI B550-A PRO with a third gen Ryzen 3 PRO 4350G which works very well.

First observations. 

Do you have three physical floppy drives and why is the CD drive listed in the middle of that list since it is usually at the end, at least it is on on all the OS/2 installs I have here.

I think you need to get out your copy of DFSee and sort the drive letters into a logical order.

Hi Andy B,

I should say I want one without an Intel processor hence my looking at this one with the Ryzen processor.

I have a need for a very small portable computer that will run ArcaOS.  I saw this at a friend's place but he is running windows rubbish and won't change so I thought I'd ask for the forum members views.

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