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edited June 2018 in Product Comments
OS/2 Warp 4 OS/2 Warp 4.52
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OS/2 Warp 4.52 comes with a separate boot CD so no dos needs to be preinstalled but the CDs will needed to be swapped BOOT-> Client.
Unfortunately I get kernel segfault on the physical machine where I try to install this even at the boot CD stage. It is an old 32bit only box with 2.6Ghz cpu but ?maybe? already too new for OS2 :(
In vmware it installs fine.
It would be nice if someone would share if Novell 4.11 can be installed on both Warp 4 and 4.52 or not.
I think that's your problem. I can run MS-DOS on a 64 bit with 2 2.8gHz processors... I have the drive formatted for FAT 16.
Um, that's a bit of an old topic, and they were talking about OS/2, not DOS. OS/2 is a lot pickier about hardware.
I noticed that IBM OS2 Warp 4.52 (4.52.14.089_W4) version needed a re-dump? I got to a friend of mine who provided me with some isos and bootdisks. I tested them out in Parallels and it didn't seem to have any problems. How should I share it with winworld? I don't have space in my Google drive either to make a shareable link.
Try out Mediafire
Works pretty good on T41. Boot time does take a bit of time however. Anyone else have slightly long boot time at the OS/2 logo? Maybe try out ver. 4.0. Using 4.52 (4.52.14.086_W4)
No, but I experience the long boot at OS/2 Warp 4.0
ArcaOS is active, not abandonware, so it won't be added.
So I tried Warp 4.52 again. Everything is where the driver package told me it was going to be, so it went well. The included Scitech Display Doctor 7.0 works well with my GeForce FX5700 LE, and I have 24-bit colour with a nice refresh rate with my IBM G54 monitor. It does take considerably longer than even Windows 2000 to boot.
And here I come to my problematic cases:
1) I know the official intended procedure for changing the resolution of the virtual screen. However, if I do as described, I will end up with a perfectly messed up system. Simply integrating the appropriate function in VirtualBox would have been too straightforward, I guess ...
2) I installed Micrografx Designer and Picture Publisher (both version 4.0a) on OS/2. Designer, as far as I can tell, runs as expected. But PP opens all pictures only in black and white. Any suggestions to resolve that?
I did this to fill a gap in my knowledge. In the 90s, I had a vocational training that was supposed to be computer-related. This was in East Germany, not too long after the fall of the Wall. Their machines only ran the usual MS-standard ... (and I think that old GDR equipment was also used to save money). Even then, back in those days, as I read about OS/2 in the magazine "In'side Multimedia" (3/96), I preferred to have this as system on my PC. But there was no way for me to get it.
Where can we get the "4.52 build 14.106 W4" from 2007? Do you have to buy eComstation or something? To get it..
IBM OS2 Warp 4.52 (14.089_W4) (CP 2 Refresh) (2002-04) (ISO) is working on real hardware.
Max 512MB of RAM, and for the best compatibility, use a Compact Flash to IDE converter with a max size of 8GB.
Remember that the drive won't boot unless you put the partition within the first 1024 cycles of the drive, so your first partition should be no more than 512MB.
Of course, the best solution is to get a 512MB Compact Flash drive, and use that for OS2 only, then, use another, much larger drive, for your storage.
The storage drive doesn't need to be a CF card, but it does need partitions that are small, and formatted correctly.
I got away with a 40GB drive as a single partition, formatted to HPFS.
I think, you can go as high as 80GB, with a single HPFS formatted partition.
Any larger drive, would need multiple partitions.
If you get problems with namemove.exe, use a different ISO, that one is corrupted.
If you get hang-ups during boot, make sure your bios settings are compatible with OS2-era technology, like, using "bit-shift" instead of "LBA Mode" on your drives.
Other BIOS settings might include:
Turning-off devices that are not going to be used with your setup.
Adjusting your COM ports to use a different port number.
Adjusting your LPT Printer port to use Standard mode instead of ECP or EPP.
Turning-off any Over-Clocking settings.
Hardware can also be an issue. You can try:
Using a PS/2 mouse & keyboard.
Unplugging all unnecessary add-on boards until you get setup.
Pressing "ALT+F1" at the first boot screen as soon as you see the grey rectangle in the upper left-hand corner of the screen that says: "OS2", and then selecting "Enable Hardware Detection" by pressing the corresponding F-key. ie. "F5" or "F6". "Disable Hardware Detection" may be helpful to some as well.
Use your onboard devices wherever possible. This would include your video card, ethernet card, and sound card.
I had trouble, with my Primary IDE Drive cable, having a Primary "Slave" Drive, with the Primary "Master" Drive, so, I moved my Storage Drive (set to Slave), to the Secondary IDE Drive cable, with the CD Drive (set to Master).
As mentioned above, 512MB of RAM is the MAX you can use, any more, and you will get an error during boot.
As for good-enough graphics, the "Generic VESA or Non-Accelerated VGA Graphics Card" driver works well. If you need more than 1024x768 with 32-bit color depth, you should use a driver specifically made for your card, or get a card that is in the drivers list, during the initial install/setup.
OS2 will not recognize, usb cdroms, or usb storage drives, without extra setup.
OS2 will not recognize, usb floppy drives, unless you started the install from that drive, and then, not recognize it at all, inside OS2, despite you installing from that drive 5 minutes earlier, in the install. This means you can't install any drivers from usb floppy, during or after the install/setup process. So put them on that storage drive, or a CDROM, if you want to access them.
Compact Flash cards, often come pre-formatted, so you will need to delete that partition, before you make a new partition using OS2's version of FDISK. I used "diskpart" from the "administrator" Command Prompt in windows to "list disk", then, "select disk X" where X is the disk number you got from the "list disk" command, then when it says that the disk is selected, type "clean" and wait for it to succeed in cleaning the disk, THEN, put the CF card into the OS2 machine, with no partitions defined, until OS2's FDISK makes them.
As a side-note: You need to make that new partition "installable" after you create it, even though it says "bootable" right away.
Here is a guide for using CF cards as Hard Drives: https://dosdays.co.uk/topics/cf_cards.php