I did do that, probably while you were writing this note... and it worked!!!
Apparently I've been doing fp updates and copying partitions for years
and I probably never did start by building a new partition from scratch,
therefore the OS/2 system on the partition was fine, but the boot
records on the partition never did get updated.
So, I am past the initial stumbling block: I have a bootable OS/2
partition (usually, see below) out past the 8gb mark.
I still have a couple of outstanding problems to solve, but they are not
1. Since I started all these changes to move the partition further out,
including installing some extended partition stuff from an IBM site
recommended in an earlier reply, and upgrading my danis506.add program,
the old OS/2 system has been *** during bootup, and that hang has
carried over to the cloned OS/2.... the saving grace is that I can
eventually get past it by repeated re-boots. I note that my cdrom/DVD
drives are being revved up about the same time as the hang... whether
that has any bearing on the problem, I don't know, especially as it
happens even without a cd in the device.
2. I still need to get the installation diskettes up to speed... that
oughta be fun, since they are pretty well crammed full as is. I already
added SYSINSTX to the utility diskette (diskette #3 the last one of my 4
installation diskettes) in order to update the boot records on the
cloned OS/2 partition.
Thanks for the help, I'm not sure I ever would have figured out on my
own that the boot records needed to be changed.