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Copying system to a new hard drive

I have Warp 4 FP10 on a 5.1 gig drive.  This drive is partitioned to
include other operating systems and boot manager.  I would like to
copy this system to a new 18 gig drive: same setup, but bigger
partitions.  Some partitions are HPFS, some FAT and one for Linux.  

How can I do this?  Is this a procedure for XCopy?  If you have done
this before, please provide detailed instructions/warnings.

Thank you.

Seth Hetherington

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USB printer

Is the Epson Stylus Photo 750 printer (connected via USB) supported by
os/2 warp 4?

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help for xfree86

I am trying to setup xfree86/os2, but without success. I think that I
have configured everything well, but when I launch startx I receive
the following:

_X11TransOs2OpenClient: Timeout on wait for server response, handle=3,
rc=233
_X11Trans        Probable cause: the XServer has exited or crashed
while the
connection was being established
_X11Trans        or the XServer is too busy to respond.
_X11TransOpen: transport open failed for local/defiant:0

waiting for X server to begin accepting connections .
_X11TransOs2OpenClient: Open server pipe \PIPE\xf86.0 failed, rc=231
_X11Trans        Probable causes: either the XServer is not running,
or has
not started properly,
_X11Trans        or the DISPLAY variable is set incorrectly.
_X11TransOpen: transport open failed for local/defiant:0
.
_X11TransOs2OpenClient: Open server pipe \PIPE\xf86.0 failed, rc=231
_X11Trans        Probable causes: either the XServer is not running,
or has
not started properly,
_X11Trans        or the DISPLAY variable is set incorrectly.
_X11TransOpen: transport open failed for local/defiant:0
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and so on (defiant is the name of the pc).

What could I do? I have a Matrox Mystique, and I use the XF86_SVGA.EXE
server.

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xf86config for PS/2 E

If anyone has successfully installed XFree86OS/2 on an IBM PS/2 E, can
you let me have a copy of your xf86config?

Thanks,


John

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SIO.SYS

Back in the day when bbs’s and FidoNet were the norm and this (usenet)
was the exception, OS’2′ites used to have to make use of a comm
replacement for OS/2′s native comm drivers called "SIO".  Is it still a
relevant piece of software worth looking into and spending a few bucks
on what with 99.99% of comms happening now via a ppp connection, and
more and more, being plain old network connections with broadband
providers?  I am planning on using a product called injoy to act as a
dial on demand gateway/ proxy for my home network and was just thinking
about other ways to improve the comm connection to my isp.  (Besides the

obvious like getting faster modem….)

Thanks in advance folks…

-=- J.D. -=-

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Motherboard BIOS has a >64meg OS/2 option (or something like that)

What is that all about anyway – I’m assuming that I want to turn it on
if I have more than 64 meg of ram in the box?

Thanks…

-=- J.D. -=-

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Can't format Drive, beyond cylindar 1023 or above 2048MB…HELP!

I have installed Fixpack 12 and all the latest drivers.  I have a 8.5 GB hard
drive and once I have set up OS/2 for 1GB, I can’t format the rest of the
drive for useage.

FDISK works fine but it won’t format.

The problem error I get is

partition exceeds 2048 MB or is beyond cylinder 1023

How do I format the thing?

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adding HPFS

I added a 13gig HD.
booted from floppy,
created various partitions, including 300meg at end of freespace.
formatted HPFS OK
back in my regular system (which hitherto is all-FAT) the partition is
seen but filesystem unknown. How do I add HPFS support?
Warp3red FP40

fri…@humboldt.net(Fritz Oppliger) KE6VDA

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Smart Suite Install ignores fp5 update

Newbie needs help !

Lotus Smart Suite ingores installation of FixPak5 from the Smart Suite
CD_Rom, keep getting a msg like ‘detected ver’ that is incorrect. This
is not the latest ver of smart suite.

I am sure someone here has had this problem. Is there an easy fix to
get smartsuite installed ?

thanks

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OS/2, Win95, DOS and Linux Partitions

Santa just dropped off a copy of Red Hat Linux 6.1.
I want to install it and don’t see yet in the docs if:
1-Linux can be installed on any logical partition (like OS/2)?
2-Will any other OS "see" the Linux partitions?
I’m contemplating the following:
Boot Manager
c: dos/win31 primary FAT          d: data files on second hard drive FAT
c: win95 primary FAT
e: dos files logical FAT
f: os/2 boot partition logical HPFS
g: os/2 data files HPFS
h: linux boot
i: linux swap
j: linux data

I assume that any other OS (DOS, win95 or OS/2 will NOT see
the linux partitions….right?
I assume that linux will see all FAT partitions.  Will it see HPFS?
Thanks for any help.

Tom Voltaggio
Team OS/2 – Southern New Jersey  USA

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