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If you cant find the replacement Warp 3 boot FD's, try:
look at the pj23092.* files.

You will have to replace the ldr file on the floppy
ie, rename each one to OS2LDR as needed, replace the one on FD and see how you go.

Next question :)
if the OS2LDR file is hidden, you will need to use "attrib -s -h -r  OS2LDR" on OS2LDR, which means booting into OS/2 somewhere. I dont have the FD's around at present to check but I certainly remember this problem in the late 90's.

Programming / Re: Using AI to Code for OS/2
« on: March 31, 2023, 03:54:34 am »
AI is not A.I., it is still Deep Learning (D.L.) but marketing.. There are some real A.I. but these are mostly still in labs but I digress.

OpenAI, and most if not all commercially available variants have been trained on a lot of data fed to it from the internet (including Github) and other sources (all that data that Microsoft and a few other companies collect). This data has been filtered to stop the programs from returning some real out there results (search the news for some early results). OpenAI and others are at the novelty stage and I think they were released too early but they are still useful as long as the user does not go overboard and expect miracles.

Most AI (excluding some purpose built ones in labs) will give results for large programs that are similar to early scan to text applications in that you need one or many people to manually scan the code for errors and apply fixes. Most news stories, and even test research articles of any length produced by AI still require a human to go through and fix obvious mistakes but its getting better but a good and experienced human editor can still normally spot these articles unless a human has taken the output and rewritten it.

It will be a long wait until we can expect this technology to do something like write a large program (example, Open Office), or an operating
system but for smaller programs the technology should be fine as long as a human that knows coding has given it at least a once over. I would expect programing code that covers something like Filepage (~ 40 pages) that I used for would be riddled with errors but would still produce something that would be a good start as long as you knew enough about the programming language to spot and fix the errors.

Current AI is another tool, our job is to learn how to use it effectively, and when to use it.

Hardware / Re: AHCI and Virtualbox
« on: March 29, 2023, 04:45:14 am »
Thought I would update to AHCI from IDE drivers/controller as well reading this thread but I have been unsuccessful.
I added BASEDEV=OS2AHCI.ADD to my Arca config.sys but the container stops booting, just displays the Arca boot screen, no error message, and does not progress any further even I leave it 30 minutes.

I'm using Virtualbox Version 6.1.40 r154048 (Qt5.12.8) [Stable channel] under Ubuntu.
Version 7.x of Virtualbox is not listed as Stable, I did try upgrading to it a while ago and very quicky reverted back to 6.1.40.x due to wierd stuff, so will stick to the stable channel from now on.

Applications / Re: Running old OS/2 Software - Issues
« on: February 25, 2023, 04:11:58 pm »
ani files are animated mouse cursors (from memory)

PS, should be usable under Warp, eCom or Arca.

Web applications / Re: Dooble release 2023 02 20, Qt5 build
« on: February 21, 2023, 01:45:13 pm »
Thanks Martin, clears that up :)

Web applications / Re: Dooble release 2023 02 20, Qt5 build
« on: February 21, 2023, 09:52:17 am »
Should someone change the title to Qt6 build ?

Applications / Re: Kermit 95 / C-Kermit for Windows and OS/2
« on: February 01, 2023, 10:09:57 am »
Hi Dave,

Perhaps Martin should split this topic off to its own thread as well.

Done :)

Welcome to the forums David.
I used Kermit quite a lot back in my DEC days back in the 80's and 90's. Certainly owe it a lot for making my life easy back then.

Hardware / Re: Some successful installs with ArcaOS 5.0
« on: January 28, 2023, 07:47:39 am »
Not everyone has the latest release, some people also like to use older releases for whatever reasons. Any information in relation to a particular release may help someone else out in future, and the information, even if not used, is always welcome as it may aid in a problem that has flown under the radar for current releases. If the information is not shared, then it certainly will never be of help.

General Discussion / ArcaOS on The Register
« on: January 20, 2023, 07:25:15 am »
Arca Noae is modernizing OS/2 Warp for 21st century PCs
Lewis Rosenthal talks about why some companies still need to run OS/2 today – including on UEFI and GPT hardware

Hardware / Re: Printer - last page of print job missing...ugh?
« on: November 10, 2022, 07:20:55 am »
The last page is blank here apart from the disclaimer.

I am seeing some weird things with PDF files, trying not to be paranoid, but they work fine under Windows but I cant see parts of them when viewed under Linux.

General Discussion / Re: eCoSoft software availability
« on: September 30, 2022, 08:17:50 am »
What ever transactions anyone wishes to make with Eugene and friends is not the issue, that is between two entities and it is up to the entities to keep in mind any restrictions etc, and what they do about them. I do not have any issues with Russian or Ukrainian citizens as a whole, it is unfortunate that people are caught up in the actions of governments. is a public forum for those in the OS/2, eCS, Arca, communities, it accepts people from all countries that wish to take part, including in off topic areas but politics, religion, government issues, and anything that could be deemed as illegal (no matter personal opinion), should be left outside these forums.

My point is to leave politics out of it - as much as I too would like to comment on some aspects, I leave it outside

General Discussion / Re: eCoSoft software availability
« on: September 29, 2022, 12:25:30 pm »
Hi Eugene,

Your post comes across as political, and illegal. I have reworded it.

Multimedia / Re: Updated Uniaud32 build
« on: September 25, 2022, 07:51:43 am »
Hi Paul,

Drove to Melbourne from Perth mid January, drove back to Perth with a week in Kalgoorlie early August with my dog in the back seat, due to ageing family members I think I will be staying in Perth for a couple more years.

Looking forward to getting my server out of storage and back on the internet, never did get SFTP/wget etc working to update the public website, will look at networking my server to Linux and update it that way. Maybe even put the server on VirtualBox and use the shared directory option. I stopped updating my servers version of late last november when I sold my house but have kept a basic structure on my Linux laptop to put updates in that can be transfered to later.

Glad is helpful to others :)

Multimedia / Re: Updated Uniaud32 build
« on: September 24, 2022, 12:24:59 pm »
I'm hoping that I will have a house to move into in the coming months, then I can unpack my stuff in storage and start using OS/2 again and be a bit more helpful :)
Either that or I'm going to start driving around Australia again!

General Discussion / Re: ArcaOS 5.0.1
« on: September 18, 2022, 11:49:44 am »
Hi Ben,

You will have to ask Arca Noae.
Any other method is open to .......

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