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Applications / Re: Generating an image of an HPFS HDD.
« on: July 25, 2019, 11:51:50 pm »
There is also Partimage that actually supports the HPFS file system.

I have used it when I upgraded some of my systems.

ZorinOS because I use it for teaching transition from Windows to Linux.  For some reason most people don't see it as 'threatening' or 'difficult' as other Linux versions.

I also have Linux Mint on a small form factor unit (ITX) that is the termination of my met station which feeds daily data to a couple of NAS boxes to allow for monthly data analysis using Mesa on OS/2.

Again, thank you for your help.

Thank you Valery and Doug for trying to help but after more reboots and chkdsk in the last two days than the preceding nine months I have decided to go the hardware route and have ordered the necessary KVM and PS/2 to USB adapters to make it work.

Yes, I did get vBox to limp along on OS/2/ArcaOS but the fact that I couldn't get it to install the latest Linux ZorinOS because it appears that vBox doesn't like 64bit OSs running on OS/2.

Apart from very frequent vBox crashes causing hard reset and chkdsk (3TB takes a loooong time), I was experiencing problems with several of the programs I run as standard.

Having now removed vBox and its driver from my main computer all appears to be back to what it was before I started the exercise and hopefully tomorrow (when Amazon delivers) I will be able to call up Zorin at the press of a button (it gives me firefox 60.8.0esr and direct access to my met station) all I have to do is work out how to share files between the two.

Hi Valery,

I'm still trying to get vBox working on OS/2 on my Ryzen based computer.  I downloaded the vbox-os2-v5.0.51 and followed the instructions for installing but all I get when I try to run it is an error (see attachment).

I therefore have some questions.
1) does the vboxdrv.sys give any indication when it loads?  I see nothing when config.sys lists drivers, top and other process viewers don't show it either.
2) do you think I am missing something obvious?  If so what should I be looking for?

Any suggestions or other ideas.

As a check, have you tried using a live Linux DVD with firefox from there (most Linux live DVDs are using firefox 60 or later).  This will check if the new twitter requires a firefox version later than the one we have.

Setup & Installation / Re: JFS chkdsk problem
« on: July 19, 2019, 10:07:43 pm »
Assuming you have a good backup of that partition then the safest way to proceed is format the partition and restore the data.

I had that happen to me once and the 'format/restore' was the only way out.  Depending on how old the disk is and what it's highest temperature has been you might need to run the manufacturers linux based disk tools to check if there are low level problems, bad sectors, no reserve sectors left to use, etc.

Applications / Re: OS/4 (technical details only)
« on: July 09, 2019, 09:25:41 pm »
I see many references to Intel processors but I have a question.  Will OS/4 work with a Ryzen 3 2200G with built in graphics and if so, what do I need to change on my OS/2 4.52 CP image to make it work (has to be from the image file as there are no USB 3 drivers and the installer doesn't work - not enough memory with 4GB for some reason).

I ask because I have a spare computer now I have upgraded my main computer to a Ryzen 5 2400G processor unit and would like to test OS/4 on the old unit.

Applications / Re: BOINC and the OS/2 Warp group
« on: June 29, 2019, 12:52:30 am »
I used to use it for Seti at Home but that stopped working 9 years ago and I haven't tried since.  It might work depending on what you want to run.

Now all we need is a vBox host for OS/2 that works as well as your additions.

Storage / Re: changing USB volume letter
« on: June 20, 2019, 11:09:54 am »
Just a thought, you did eject the usb stick before you removed it?  If you didn't that will cause the chkdsk problem you are seeing.

Applications / Re: ODIN Revisited
« on: June 14, 2019, 10:15:12 pm »
I have to admit I am using the Odin install from my old Warp 4.52 CP install (I just copied the Odin directory across to my Ryzen box).

That being said I have no problem running IrfanView (picture editing) and Photofilter7 (photo editing).  I used to have a few others running but haven't tried them in over 12 months.

Applications / Re: Question
« on: June 13, 2019, 10:28:19 pm »
I have a nasty feeling that the only way you will get this working on ArcaOS is by using VirtualBox and even that can be problematic depending on your hardware (example: Vbox just runs on one of my Ryzen based computers but don't try and do anything with it) an older computer is better.

Others might have had better luck.

Networking / Re: Samba 4.9.0 based client
« on: June 09, 2019, 03:52:41 pm »
Sorry I missed out mentioning that.  I've had everything working here for the last 30 years that I didn't even think about it.

Applications / Re: New verssion of VLC
« on: June 08, 2019, 10:13:06 pm »
I just downloaded it and tried it.  I used the way I always have with VLC, put vlc.exe and icon in the lib dir and run it from there.  It works but does give video distortion when I close a video, this could be because I haven't changed any of the settings which I may need to do.

Now to get sound working on this Ryzen machine and I should be happy.

Utilities / Re: Insert text on pdf's
« on: June 08, 2019, 12:48:49 am »
Sorry it doesn't appear to work for you.  I haven't tried that section yet, my main use is dividing up multi language PDFs into separate language versions for a client.

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