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Setup & Installation / Triple OS setup?
« on: October 21, 2018, 05:05:19 am »
Hey there,

Just wondering if anyone has tried the following triple boot setup; ArcaOS, Linux, and Haiku OS?

Any tips or things to watch out for?

Applications / DOS and Win-OS/2 Windowed Sessions
« on: August 25, 2018, 07:02:27 am »
I noticed that I can't seem to launch any DOS or Win-OS/2 windowed sessions. I tried the solution on the ArcaOS website, adding /int10textgrfxsafe to the VSVGA.SYS line in the config and also adding in the couple of lines to the Autoexec file. However, still no luck on my end. I was wondering if anyone else has come across any worthwhile fixes yet.

Setup & Installation / Re: System cannot find the file "RESOURCE.SYS "
« on: August 25, 2018, 05:55:01 am »
Thank you for the information, David! I was able to make this work (though not with Mint). Strangely, Mint's installer did not have the option for selecting how and where you want the bootloader to be installed during the installation. Xubuntu (and I'll assume the other Ubuntu flavors) did. So like what you suggested, I used ArcaOS to create all the partitions. My setup is just a ArcaOS and Linux dual boot. My partition layout:

1. ArcaOS = primary C:
2. Linux /boot = primary (no drive letter)
3. Linux / = primary (no drive letter)
4. Linux swap = logical (no drive letter)
5. Linux /home = logical (no drive letter)
6. FAT32 (Arca D: drive) = logical D:

So, ArcaOS was used to create these partitions. Then I rebooted and installed Xubuntu, I needed to use "Other" during its installation when it came time to ask me how it wanted to be installed on the drive and manually selected the Linux partitions and selected their mnt points. It was in Xubuntu where during the "Other" install that it lets you select where you want the Linux bootloader to be, I went with the Linux /boot. Then, afterwards, when the Xubuntu install was finished. I rebooted and immediately, Airboot was able to launch Xubuntu without any issues. So once that was done, I put in the Arca thumbdrive, and began the installation for ArcaOS. The Arca disk utility did need to fix something, I let it...reboot and restart the installer. Installed in the C: ArcaOS partition I had made earlier using JFS. And, it all works flawlessly. Took quite a bit of time with trial and error, but this did the trick. I'm only dual booting as its only a 250 GB SSD I have installed. I'll give a triple (ArcaOS, Windows, Linux) boot setup a try sometime down the road if I get a large enough SSD someday.

Setup & Installation / Re: System cannot find the file "RESOURCE.SYS "
« on: August 23, 2018, 03:36:37 am »
Hi Dave, I was wondering if you could go into more detail...  So, I use the ArcaOS system management to create the partitions? How many do I make?

And when I use the Linux Mint 19 installer, I don't see an option to install grub into anywhere specific, it just does it by itself automatically I think whenever I install Mint.

Partition the disk with OS/2 tools, I created partitions for / /home and /boot, install grub in /boot and use Airboot to boot /boot, which should be labeled Linux if you used ext4, when you want to run Mint.

Setup & Installation / Re: System cannot find the file "RESOURCE.SYS "
« on: August 23, 2018, 01:46:05 am »
Success! The issue was that I was using the default options...  Under the Modern Hardware, ACPI setting...I needed to just have it set as Modern Hardware, no ACPI. It install's just to get dual boot working.

Setup & Installation / System cannot find the file "RESOURCE.SYS "
« on: August 22, 2018, 06:42:34 am »
Hey guys,

Been trying to install ArcaOS and I seem to just keep running into this message. It boots off the usb stick fine, I can setup my partitions, and install ArcaOS. But upon reboot this is what I see:

Processors Initialized: 1
The system cannot find the file "RESOURCE.SYS".

I think I might have run into this before way way back, but have no idea how I got past that back in my original OS/2 days. Ideally, I'm trying to setup a dual boot between ArcaOS and Linux Mint. Are there any users out there running that particular combo?

Setup & Installation / Re: Just purchased ArcaOS...
« on: August 22, 2018, 06:39:44 am »
I just tried it again, still no luck so I sent them a message.

Setup & Installation / Just purchased ArcaOS...
« on: August 22, 2018, 02:17:51 am »
I was an OS/2 Warp Connect user from 1995-1999. Wanted to see how its keeping up because of the sale they have on at the moment. One thing I've noticed, on the invoice when you go to click and download associated downloads, most of them just lead to an error. Is that normal? I was able to download the bootable stick image, os/2 kernal, arcaos iso image, and the ibm lan update. But the other files are just coming up with an error. Has anyone else recently purchased ArcaOS?

The error comes up as "Download processing failed: 1. Error code #269" in case anyone wanted to know.

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