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*g* true, but I rather meant the obvious stuff... what they always tell us to make us agree with all this observation stuff built in routers and operating systes these days: These are sold to us as mechanisms to earlier find out about terrorism, murder and the likes. - When saying "we have nothing to hide" I meant these things, most of us won't have in mind. ; )

Of course we DO have stuff to hide.. especially (as it always turns out late) such things, we do not expect to become dangerous one day. Best example still is this:
(Source: https://imgur.com/a/Q1WlY --> translated from DE)


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Amsterdam is considered a prime example of urban planning.
As early as 1851, the city began to systematically collect data on the population in order to optimally distribute its resources.
For the population register, the inhabitants willingly indicated their relationship status, occupation and religious affiliation.
In 1936, the system even switched to data acquisition with a state-of-the-art punched card system.
In 1939 a census updated the city register again.
In May 1940, the invaded German occupiers seized the register and, using this treasure trove of data, determined almost all Jewish inhabitants within a few days.
The majority of the approximately 100,000 Amsterdam Jews were deported to the Auschwitz extermination camp. From one day to the next, a marker in the Big Data Pool decided on life and death.
For 90 years before that, nobody had had anything to hide - after all, the recording served the good of all.

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As long as ArcaNoae Mantis is not yet back up, translations still go on. : )

Question is though, should the GNU Public License in Warpin (warpin.wis) be translated to other languages too? Even if the text does not say so, I've read elsewhere that translating contracts voids their existence, as you'd need a lawyer to check if the meaning has not changed by translating the text.
So.. if nobody has other thoughts or valid reasoning, I'll keep the english translation of the GNU Public License and just translate the rest around it..

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Windows forcing users to see ads. :o
Today it's only an e-mail application, but tomrrow there might be Amazon/Google ads.. and maybe not only at one place but on many, spread across the operating system.

Lucky there are alternative operating systems to Windows. : ) - Becoming more important by the day. - I do NOT want my operating system to recommend me stuff. I'd like to find and choose myself. >_<'
Windows has been worse enough with all these telemetry collection applications across all kinds of starters within their operating system.
Sure, nobody has things to hide, but people should have the opportunity to choose if they'd like to say YES or NO. Microsoft offering no alternative is yet another nail in their coffin. People might suspect they had no other choice, but who knows. There will never be trusty evidence.
Rather kick all this Windows stuff if one can and move away application by application..

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Indeed! Thanks for the status update! Was asking myself what s going on, as my ArcaOS test result e-mail came "back". I`ll resend when services are back up again.
And, I hope there are backups of Mantis.. ; )

Good luck and fingers crossed! :D

Mathias


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Hardware / Re: Report: ArcaOS on Natcomp @note (2001)
« on: November 27, 2019, 10:02:39 pm »
Good idea! - But the notebook BIOS is not that detailled, unfortunately. I`d wish for more options..
I wonder why notebook BIOSes always are that shy of options.. while PC BIOSes are overflowing of all kinds of weird settings.. (most of the time)

I`ll test the other drivers next. - That sounded most promising to me. : )

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Hardware / Re: Report: ArcaOS on Natcomp @note (2001)
« on: November 26, 2019, 10:53:39 pm »
Tested! MAC is indeed 0000000000 according to netstat -n|head

Forced the MAC address to it`s default value (checked with ifconfig on linux) --> 0040d01a1a75
Then rebooted, and once up checked the MAC again.. still 12x 0, but after running dhclient eth0, the MAC was indeed set to the forced value. But still, broadcast packets only went out, no incoming traffic was recieved at all, according to netstat once again.

On the DHCPd`s log I`ve seen in live time, the DHCP requests were recieved for this forced MAC 0040d01a1a75, and an IP was sent back to this MAC address.... but the notebook never recieved any traffic, and no IP also :/

--> Lars, WOW, that`s going to be checked out too! I`ll give this a try! : )


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Hardware / Re: Report: ArcaOS on Natcomp @note (2001)
« on: November 26, 2019, 09:22:59 am »
Doug, very interesting approach; I like this driver "creation" idea!
But first I'll test the MAC address thingy. Didn't pay attention to the MAC. - And yup, even with static IP, no traffic goes to or comes from the network. - I'll check the MAC address, as you've said.

ArcaOS comes with (in theory therefore should work) an SIS 900 driver in the NIC list. But that's of course of no use if indeed the MAC adress is zero'ed. - Can't wait to find out after work. : )


Sigurd, I'd rather guess this mainboard was shipped with either the Realtek chip OR the SIS one, depending on the main board's revision. When remembering correctly, SIS chips always were problematic with (atleast) Warp 3.
But, thanks for the hint; Always welcome! : ))

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Hardware / Re: Report: ArcaOS on Natcomp @note (2001)
« on: November 25, 2019, 10:48:31 pm »
Hi Martin : ))

Sure thiny, I`ll start with pci.exe --> Please find the attached txt file.

Got a weird problem on this machine: The SIS900 LAN driver loads fine, it broadcasts it`s DHCP (I can see the broadcast on the switch!!), but the DHCPCLIENT request times out for some reaso, and it does not recieve an IP, weirdly.
And if I set a static IP (either by ifconfig command or by GUI), it all loads fine, but I can not ping anything or reach anything with it.  -Even if I set the routes my own via route add. Totally weird, and looks like a challenge! :D Until now I`ve always beaten the network driver and made it work, regardless of the operating system. Grrr.. ; )

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Hardware / Report: ArcaOS on Natcomp @note (2001)
« on: November 24, 2019, 10:30:24 pm »
Cloned from a preinstalled VM onto that notebook.
It`s mainly using SIS chipsets, including SIS900 for network. Processor is a Pentium III (regular, not mobile), RAM: 512 MB

So far it`s working fine, JUST between the ArcaOS logo and the SNAP Graphics logo, where CONFIG.SYS messages are displayed, it`s displaying dissorted and scrolls through over and over (like on an old CRT TV), so reading anything is rather hard...
But after the SNAP logo everything works as usual and totally nice.

Does anybody know, how graphics modes can be controlled in that section above?

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Hardware / Report: ArcaOS on Panasonic Toughbook CF-M34 MK1
« on: November 24, 2019, 10:03:27 pm »
Cloned the installation onto that notebook, booted and then this happens... each time:

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Code: [Select]
The system detected an internal error at location ##0158:95FC - 000D:95FC.
60003, 6009

0786066a
Internal revision 14.200_W4

The system is stopped. Record all of the above information and contact your service representative.
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Why is this? Anybody know what this means?

The notebook has a Celeron 300 CPU and is equipped with 128 MB RAM.
I suppose the reason is a missing processor command set??

Reason for my assumption: The image recovered well on another notebook (Natcomp something (generic)) from the same age, which has a regular Pentium III.

Any ideas?

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Hardware / Re: Panasonic Toughbook CF-19
« on: November 24, 2019, 12:24:01 pm »
Olafur> That is a bit convoluted, why not just use DFSee to convert and copy the VM file to the IDE?

In the first line, because I do not want to take out the hdd, and also since I do not have paid for DFSee.

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General Advertisements / Re: ArcaOS 5.0 on ebay
« on: November 24, 2019, 12:26:30 am »
:D Cool idea! Assumed I already have a personal license, how much ``would media only``be including shipping to DE? Just out of curiosity. : )

Also interesting: Just in case somebody wants a copy, who`s got NO license yet, on the Retro Gaming night In Leipzig (DE).. how much would be a ``ArcaOS Personal License with 6 months subscription`` including shipping to DE?

Because IF you ship to DE, I could order some here, if somebody wants a DVD!

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Hardware / Re: Panasonic Toughbook CF-19
« on: November 24, 2019, 12:09:20 am »
Hmm.. I`ve got two Panasonic Toughbook CF-M34 MK1, which is 15+ years old. And.. first thing I have noticed, that the BIOS only supports booting from A: or C:. - Which means, does not work for ArcaOS without cheating, as AcraOS prefers to be installed from either USB or optical drives. So, cheating required in my case..

And cheat I will! Big time and as nerdy as I can: I have already prepared a VM with ArcaOS and hard drive and RAM size as it is buit in the notebook. Also HDD type is IDE in my case. Then I`ve created a disk image with Norton Ghost, and told it to split images into 80 MB pieces. (Done that today.)

Tomorrow I will copy these image pieces to Iomega ZIP100 disks via IDE_ZIP100. Then attaching the Toughbook to it`s docking station (since that one comes with LPT support) Then booting Norton Ghost from floppy on the Toughbook and with the help of an Iomega ZIP100_LPT I will then restore the images onto the Toughbook CF-M34 MK1. So far the plan..

In theory this should work and boot up, as Norton Ghost should be able to reproduce JFS and the boot sector in THE way OS/2 prefers.
After this, it`s all about testing hardware compatibility.

When I have more test data I`ll report more.

In your case, this might look totally different. I know, however, that PCMCIA and general Notebook support is not specially mentioned for any Panasonic notebook model. So.. just try and find out, IF that machine can boot from USB or CD/DVD.

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Setup & Installation / Re: Problem with Win 7 and ArcaOS 5.3 installation
« on: November 15, 2019, 11:01:48 pm »
like ThomasM said.

And.. always install Windows first, then everything else. It`s a well known fact, that Windows likes to overwrite the boot sector and only sets up Microsoft operating systems in it`s own boot manager.

You have two choises now:
Either install AirBoot yourself (yes can be downloaded)
or boot the AraOS installer again, and enter maintenance mode there. You can set up Air Boot from there too.

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General Discussion / Re: Yahoo Groups End of Life
« on: October 18, 2019, 09:55:08 am »
Closing down services won't make Yahoo any more popular. I wonder why they do that. What's yahoo for, these days anyway? Everybody does his searches with google or duckduckgo. Now groups are gone... so.. why not close down Yahoo for good?

Reading the latest promi news can be done elsewere too.. :>

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