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Applications / Re: Creating archive > 4GiB from script
« Last post by Bogdan Szmalcownik on Today at 04:42:12 am »
As I said, it's a two step process, tar which basically concats the files together with a table of contents,
I don't know what's the reason of this misconception. No known tar implementation works in this way.

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then compress the tarball. The old unix way is to pipe the commands, the new unix way is to use tar with a filtering option. tar --help | less for details.
Of course it's possible to use tar under UNIX. But it's not a tool for backup or restore. To label pipes old-stylish sounds strange. Btw. the given command will not work with any (standard) UNIX implementation. A simple "man tar" should be done, to read at least the section "Limitations" and to check its convenience for the desired process.

For backups usable in recovery situations there should be dump, cpio and pax. Unfortunately OS/2 is not UNIX and additional restrictions can occur.
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Applications / Re: USB pendrive on OS2 4.52 VBox guest
« Last post by ivan on December 14, 2018, 11:08:25 pm »
As Dave says without a USB host controller driver you are never going to see any USB device.

To help speed things up I have attached HCIMONIT.EXE just run it in an OS/2 Command window and it will give the information you need to know. 

You will also need to remove the REM from most of the USB items.  If hcimonit shows more than one host controller it needs to appear that many times in config.sys

There is also the output of hcimonit from my workstation.
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Applications / Re: USB pendrive on OS2 4.52 VBox guest
« Last post by Dave Yeo on December 14, 2018, 09:39:05 pm »
You could also install http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/system/USBcfgb075.zip which should help you decide exactly which lines need adding and you could test with your current drivers. If they're the ones that came with 4.51, they really should be updated as they followed the official spec instead of doing things the MS way.
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Applications / Re: USB pendrive on OS2 4.52 VBox guest
« Last post by Dave Yeo on December 14, 2018, 09:32:02 pm »
Well with BASEDEV=USBUHCD.SYS remmed out, you're never going to read a USB stick.
I'd suggest downloading and installing Lars's drivers from Hobbes, read the README twice, and going with them. They're quite good, the price is right and they handle large sticks mostly fine so you don't have to screw around with partitioning and adding LVM info.
I believe these are the latest, http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/system/drivers/misc/usbdrv225.zip
Don't have much experience with VBox, so can't help with that but I guess your 4.52 install picked UHCD so it's correct and if not, a simple editing of the config.sys will fix.
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General Discussion / Re: ES/2, the open source OS/2
« Last post by Rick C. Hodgin on December 14, 2018, 09:24:46 pm »
In the next several months I'm going to present a full API outlining the functions I believe should be kept, which kernel modules or DLLs they belong to, along with the functions that are able to be deleted with the reason(s) why.

There really is a lot of unnecessary baggage tied up in the API.  A much cleaner / smaller / more elegant API can be created, one which will allow us to develop powerful applications for everyone to use, and without losing any functionality, and in some cases gaining some new functionality more modern OSes have brought into existence.

I plan to begin this research with a focused effort over Christmas break, and into Jan/Feb 2019.  I hope to release the API for examination and scrutiny / debate in March, 2019.
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Applications / Re: USB pendrive on OS2 4.52 VBox guest
« Last post by mauro on December 14, 2018, 09:01:11 pm »
Looks like when you installed the USB drivers and maybe still, there was/is no USB hardware

means that devices had to be connected during the drivers installation?

Possibly, can you post the part of your config.sys that has the USB device drivers listed?

Hi Dave, here I attach my config.sys lines about IFS and USB :

IFS=C:\OS2\JFS.IFS /AUTOCHECK:*
IFS=C:\OS2\HPFS.IFS /CACHE:2048 /CRECL:4 /AUTOCHECK:C
IFS=C:\OS2\FAT32.IFS /cache:2048 /h /q /ac:* /largefiles
IFS=C:\OS2\BOOT\UDF.IFS
IFS=C:\OS2\BOOT\CDFS.IFS /Q /W
IFS=C:\IBMLAN\NETPROG\NETWKSTA.200 /I:C:\IBMLAN /N
IFS=C:\OS2\BOOT\VBoxSF.ifs
REM BASEDEV=USBUHCD.SYS
REM BASEDEV=USBD.SYS /REQ:USBUHCD$
REM BASEDEV=USBHID.SYS
REM BASEDEV=USBMSD.ADD
REM BASEDEV=USBCDROM.ADD
REM DEVICE=C:\OS2\BOOT\USBKBD.SYS
REM DEVICE=C:\OS2\apps\AMOUSE\AMOUSE.SYS
REM DEVICE=C:\OS2\BOOT\USBMOUSE.SYS
REM DEVICE=C:\OS2\BOOT\USBCOM.SYS
REM DEVICE=C:\OS2\BOOT\USBMOUSE.SYS
REM DEVICE=C:\OS2\BOOT\USBKBD.SYS
DEVICE=C:\OS2\BOOT\USBCOM.SYS
DEVICE=C:\OS2\BOOT\USBPRT.SYS
DEVICE=C:\OS2\BOOT\USBAUDIO.SYS
DEVICE=C:\OS2\BOOT\USBRESMG.SYS

thank you
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Applications / Re: Creating archive > 4GiB from script
« Last post by Dave Yeo on December 14, 2018, 08:53:24 pm »


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You can't. The default behavior of those utilities is to create a compressed file and delete the original.

Well, that isn't going to do you much good, as a backup method.  It does have limited uses, but not for backups.

As I said, it's a two step process, tar which basically concats the files together with a table of contents, then compress the tarball. The old unix way is to pipe the commands, the new unix way is to use tar with a filtering option. tar --help | less for details.
Gzip, Bzip2 and xv are great for compressing individual files.
Compressing a 175MB log file, build log from TB, highly compressible.
gzip,  21.14 sec 5.67MB
bzip2 66.92 sec 4.42 MB
xz      26.79 sec 3.58 MB (Using 1 core)
xz      9.11 sec   3.61MB (using 4 cores) 
zip     5 sec        5.67MB (same compression method as gzip)

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Applications / Re: USB pendrive on OS2 4.52 VBox guest
« Last post by Doug Bissett on December 14, 2018, 08:46:55 pm »
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Hi Doug, I have not prepared anything for OS2, believing that the sufficient requisite were Fat32 fs driver and the USB driver installed.

Bad assumption. You must prepare the stick for use with OS/2, but you need to get it mounted first. If OS/2 can't understand the file system, it should still mount the device, but it will complain that it needs to be formatted.

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-If I go to x:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox I don't recognize anything usefull except for the folder ExtensionPacks whick contains directories with the name of other OS, none about OS2.
- if I go to the link https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch01.html#intro-installing I read references to the Extension Pack which, again, is same I already have.

From what you say here, I think you have installed the extensions pack in VBox, but you haven't installed them in the OS/2 guest. Open the guest, then click (in the VBox menu) Devices-> Insert Guest additions CD image (the bottom option - nothing will be apparent). Now use the Drives object to open the CD drive. One of the directories is called "OS/2" Open that. READ Readme.txt, and follow the instructions. HOWEVER, if you have installed the LIBC support, in any other way, DO NOT overwrite any of those files with the ones from the CD. The files on the CD image are old. Reboot, and you should see the extensions load from Startup.CMD. Then, you should be able to mount the USB device.
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Applications / Re: USB pendrive on OS2 4.52 VBox guest
« Last post by mauro on December 14, 2018, 08:45:52 pm »
Hi mauro,
  The 2 screen grabs are from my workstation with OS/2 - not a vbox install.

In the logical view the USB stick appears as Phys D7 and shows the drive letter y:
The physical view shows the same stick as STORE N GO with the drive letter Y: and FAT 32

Since you don't seem able to see any USB sticks I think that your problem might well be that you haven't given it any LVM information and/or the stick isn't formatted fat32 or hpfs or jfs those being the only formats that os/2 understands.  You can check the LVM information, or lack of it, using DFSee.  DFSee will also add the missing LVM information if it isn't there and is also able to format the USB stick as fat32.
Out of curiosity, why don't you use the 'attachments and other options' available here to post your screen shots?  It saves having to go to another site and then return back here.
Hi Ivan, i take your suggestion for Attachements and other options.  Have also have installed DFsee.
Here you find what DFsee shows, again LVMgui with both physical/logical volume display, my USB stick infoes taken in Win 10, the Resources Manager display in OS2 Warp 4.52 (Vbox guest system), the VBox USB connected Menu . Everything tells that no USB device is being detected although it is connected in Vbox filter.



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Applications / Re: Creating archive > 4GiB from script
« Last post by Doug Bissett on December 14, 2018, 08:20:57 pm »
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The screen update time is negligible.

No it's not.

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I also use ANPM to manage that stuff, and the version installed by ANPM is broken.

What is the problem? They work well, for me.

Have you made sure, that no other versions are sitting around in your system, just waiting to cause problems?

Have you reported your problem (if you really do have one)? It won't even be thought about, until you do. Posting here is NOT reporting a problem to anyone.

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You can't. The default behavior of those utilities is to create a compressed file and delete the original.

Well, that isn't going to do you much good, as a backup method.  It does have limited uses, but not for backups.
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