Warp 4 Floppy Disk install?

Warp 4 Floppy Disk install?

Post by Rick » Wed, 19 Mar 2008 03:24:12


With regards to that warp 4 floppy disk installation that i downloaded last
week. If I looked at the warp 3 cd could i create a cd for warp 4 using
the structure of the warp 3 disk and the files from the warp 4 download.

Thanks

Rick
 
 
 

Warp 4 Floppy Disk install?

Post by William L. » Wed, 19 Mar 2008 09:14:31

Sir:


There are original Warp 4 copies for sale on E-Bay that have the CD.
Make installing kicker disks from it and update the kernel and a few
other drivers, you should be in business. Better than recreating the CD
from floppies, unless that be your pleasure. Get the BootOS2 program
from Hobbes archive and follow its instruction. Better than repeating
its instructions here.
< http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;

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Warp 4 Floppy Disk install?

Post by Alex Taylo » Fri, 21 Mar 2008 19:46:01

On Mon, 17 Mar 2008 18:24:12 UTC, "Rick" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >



Well, not really.

The CD install uses some different techniques than a floppy-based install.
(I didn't even think Warp 4 ever came in a floppy-only version.)


It may well be possible to create a CD or hard disk installation source
from floppy images, but you'd have to set up a CID environment. This
involves a learning curve that I really wouldn't want to inflict on a
newcomer...

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Alex Taylor
Fukushima, Japan
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Warp 4 Floppy Disk install?

Post by Rick » Sat, 22 Mar 2008 04:16:57

What is a CID environment?

Thanks

Rick
 
 
 

Warp 4 Floppy Disk install?

Post by Alex Taylo » Sat, 22 Mar 2008 12:33:01

On Thu, 20 Mar 2008 19:16:57 UTC, "Rick" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >



Configuration, Installation and Distribution. Basically, it's a standardized
framework for scripted and/or customized installs of the OS and many other
products.

In this case, if you have a CID environment set up, you can theoretically
install OS/2 (off any source like a LAN drive, custom CD, USB hard disk, or
possibly even over FTP) from start to finish, complete with all your
desired options and customizations, plus software, with nothing more than a few
presses of the Enter key.

Alternatively, you could write a completely new installer GUI for OS/2.
A few people/groups have done this (I think UpdCD does this for at least
parts of OS/2, but the most obvious example is eCS).

But it does involve something of a learning curve to set up.
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Fukushima, Japan
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