Software Choice - give me some guidance please...

Software Choice - give me some guidance please...

Post by Robert AH » Thu, 22 Apr 2004 03:42:19


Hi all,

While my wife is still abroad, I would like to get OS2 installed on my
new PC. I've have W4 & MCP 1&2 in the box, as explained earlier they
don't like the 120Gb disk, and I have a Software Choice subscription,
which enabled me to download the XR-C004.* files. I've also downloaded
all dani*.zip stuff from Hobbes and faithfully pull of everything from
the testcase.

So my questions are:

1) How do I now continue?
2) Is there any comprehensive summary of what I might also want to
download (USB support springs to mind) and where to find it on the
SW Choice site, which I find very hard to navigate. (I'm using a 56k
modem, which may go some way in explaining why) I would appreciate
an ftp address, if you don't want to post it, send it as a private
email.

My wife comes back on 30 April, and I would like to get this done
before she gets home, as I don't want to have her around when I
scream, shout and hurl abuse at the PC. ;) (She doesn't like it)

Thanks,

Robert

PS: I think I'm right to assume that fixpacks are cumulative, so I
don't
need XR_C003.*
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Post by Trevor Hem » Thu, 22 Apr 2004 04:19:36

On Tue, 20 Apr 2004 18:42:19 UTC in comp.os.os2.setup.misc, "Robert AH Prins"



If you need to change the drivers that are being used then you will need to have
boot diskettes. There's a file on the CD called cdinst.cmd (or .bat if you want
to run under Windows/Dos). If you run that it will create 3 diskettes for you,
one that you boot from that contains os2ldr, os2krnli and a bunch of stuff for
MCA machines that most people can ignore. The second is full of drivers and
contains config.sys and the third has a few drivers and some executables. You
need to replace some files on the second diskette - easiest is to delete
ibm1s506.add from the diskette and copy danis506.add to a:\ibm1s506.add. You
then need to edit config.sys on the same diskette and add the line

SET COPYFROMFLOPPY=1

to the end of it. That should let you boot up, install the O/S and then go from
there. You then need to put the fixpack on and also go off and get the device
driver fixpack too - I think it's now xr_d003. Be aware that if you copied
danis506.add to ibm1s506.add on the install diskettes then putting on d003 might
try to update it with a real ibm1s506.add and it's a toss up as to whether
that'll work with your large disk. Once you're installed it might be worth
installing danis506.add as danis506.add so you have both available (though
you'll have to update the basedev= line in config.sys to switch between them).


Correct. Same for the device driver fixpacks, 3 replaces 2 which replaces 1.

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Post by Wayne » Thu, 22 Apr 2004 04:47:43


This is a bit off the wall, but you might consider....

Get your hands on a small used hard drive (say, 2 to 4 gb, they're a
dime a dozen these days) and install it as master; re-jumper the 120gb
drive as a slave, intitially disconnected.

Install OS/2 on the small drive, apply the dani upgrades and other
updates (see below), then plug the 120gb drive in and format partitions.
Run that way, or get a hard drive utility such as dfsee and copy the
Warp partition to the 120gb drive and make it the master. Then work on
installing the USB upgrades.


To make the updates easier, you could utilize some services:

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

http://www.yqcomputer.com/


USB on Software Choice:

http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

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Post by pete » Thu, 22 Apr 2004 09:25:01

Robert AH Prins infrared:


I had to laugh at this. Why do so many of us (me too) have to
delay our software updates until nobody is looking?

My wife's computer has a seriously outdated copy of Mozilla, and
it's causing her some problems; but I'm scared to update it,
because I'll get the blame for all new problems and no thanks
for fixing the old problems.

--
Peter Moylan invalid@invalid
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ (OS/2 and eCS information and software)
 
 
 

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Post by Wayne » Thu, 22 Apr 2004 15:44:11


This site may help some with question 2:

http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

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Post by prin » Thu, 22 Apr 2004 23:55:44


It's not the not looking, but it's that fact that I can, yes I know it's
utterly useless, scream and slam doors and what have you to relieve the
frustration of things not working as planned. She thinks it's stupid, and
of course she's right, and doesn't like it.

Robert
--
Robert AH Prins
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Post by David T. J » Fri, 23 Apr 2004 02:16:45


MCP2 should work okay with a 120GB disk. It's possible that the
included IDE driver isn't working with your IDE controller. What
happens when you try and boot from the CD-ROM? Are you able to boot
from a set of working utility diskettes? Here's a link to some helpful
info on installing Warp 4.51. Warp 4.52 is similar.

http://www.yqcomputer.com/


MCP2 installs USB support, although there are updates available on the
IBM Software Device Driver website.


Device drivers are at the device driver website:

http://www.yqcomputer.com/



Use PM Downloader and your download problems (either http or ftp) will
go away.


http://www.yqcomputer.com/



The computer is just another machine... :)


Yes, the fixpacks are cumulative. The newest fixpack for Warp 4.52 is
XR_C004. I use XR_C003, though.


--
Posted with OS/2 Warp 4.52
and IBM Web Browser v2.0.2
 
 
 

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Post by rj friedma » Fri, 23 Apr 2004 20:48:16

On Wed, 21 Apr 2004 14:55:44 UTC XXXX@XXXXX.COM (Robert


t's not the not looking, but it's that fact that I can, yes I know it's
tterly useless, scream and slam doors and what have you to relieve the
rustration of things not working as planned. She thinks it's stupid, and
f course she's right, and doesn't like it.


Still in all, humans are human and react emotionally to
frustrating situations - other humans should understand
this. Especially since it does relieve the tension - which
is better for your overall health than bottling it in - and
slamming doors is a far, far, more preferable response than
taking out your frustrations on a sentient being.


--


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Post by Iain Alle » Mon, 26 Apr 2004 03:03:25

On Wed, 21 Apr 2004 00:25:01 UTC, XXXX@XXXXX.COM (Peter



So why not clone the full installation to another drive, and fix it up
there with the new updates? If they don't work, you just switch the
drive letter and BM entry back to the old one, and then she can have a
choice of old or new. Sometimes people can be allowed to keep their
cake and eat it too... :)