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Re: A really long-winded message with a lot of questions from a Newbie to OS/2

On Wed, 17 May 2000 00:55:33 -0500, Staci Hanson wrote:

:>   I would like to set up OS/2 as it’s supposed to be much more stable
:>than Windows.
:>   For the time being, it would be running with Win98, but eventually
:>if I could get everything working and set up the way I like, I would
:>get rid of Windows and just use OS/2.
:>   The hardware I have:
:>
:>Cyrix MII-333
:>64mb RAM
:>14" SVGA monitor
:>Digital Research 2-wheel mouse
:>SIS 4mb video on motherboard
:>IDE 4 channel controller on mb
:>SoundBlaster Pro clone on mb
:>Creative CD-RW 4224E writer (Primary slave)
:>Some kind of cheap generic 56k ISA V90 and X2 modem
:>2 USB ports (although I don’t use them now)
:>Maxtor 4.3 gig (Primary master)
:>  C: Win98 and programs
:>Western Digital 13.4 gig (Secondary master)
:>  D: 7.2 gig – Images and pictures
:>  E: 3.1 gig – Movies
:>  F: 3.1 gig – MP3′s
:>
The only hardware you have that may give you problems is the USB ports (OS/2
only supports intel) and the CD-RW.

:>   The software I’m using now (the stuff I use most often):
:>Windows98 OEM original (not SE) with all updates
:>ACDSee 3.0 – Image viewer

Use PMview, it is much better and available on both OS/2 and Windows.

:>ZtreeWin 1.47l – File manager (there’s an OS/2 version)
:>Agent 1.8 – Newsreader and e-mail

Try PMmail as it is very good and available on both OS/2 and Windows.

:>Internet Explorer 5.5 – Web browser

Only option currently is Netscape 4.61 on OS/2

:>SBNews 7.2 Newsrobot – Downloading images from newsgroups

not sure about this one, check this url:  http://hobbes.nmsu.edu

:>RandTag – Tagline randomizer

there are more than a few tagline randomizers on hobbes.

:>Partition Magic 5.0 Pro
:>Norton SystemWorks 2000 -Antivirus and Utilities

Not needed.

:>D’peg 5.03 – Duplicate image finder

check hobbes, I recall a few utilities for finding duplicate files.

:>Jet Audio 4.7 – MP3 and video player

There are a couple of MP3 players for OS/2, most are freeware.  Check Hobbes.

:>Easy CD 4.02 – CD creator and DirectCD packet writer
:>and a lot of other misc. programs and games.
:>
You have a couple of choices for CD burning, you can use RSJ, which is
commercial software or one of the freeware unix ports.

:>   I guess my first question is: can I use any Windows programs
:>with OS/2 or do I have to abandon them and find OS/2 equivalents?

Mostly you will have to find OS/2 equivelants, but with Odin you will be able
to run some windows programs in OS/2.  Check http://www.netlabs.org/odin for
more info.

:>   Since OS/2 uses the HPFS(?) file system, I would need to
:>create another drive, right? That’s no problem as there’s plenty
:>of space on the C: drive so I could create a D: drive and the rest
:>would shift one letter up. Since they are used only for storage, I
:>wouldn’t have to worry about drive letter changes.

You will need to add two partitions for OS/2, one for the Boot drive and one
for the Boot Manager.

:>   Partition Magic has a boot manager included with it. Is this
:>acceptable or should I use another one?

The boot manager that comes with Partition Magic is fine to use and it
doesn’t require a partition like the IBM boot manager.

:>   Since everything on the D:, E:, and F: drives are FAT32, can
:>I continue using everything stored on them (images, movies,
:>MP3′s) with OS/2 until I switch everything to HPFS?

Yeah you can and as a matter of fact, OS/2 has something called "Installable
File Systems", check hobbes for one for Fat32.

:>   I don’t need any networking since I’m only using one computer
:>and don’t plan on using more. What version of OS/2 should I
:>get? I don’t know anything about the different versions.
:>
You should get Warp 4 as that is the most recent version.  Do your self a
favor and order it from Indelible Blue and also get their WarpUp! CD  at the
same time.  That CD has all the fixes and update for OS/2 that have been
released and automates/assists with the install of them.

:>   There’s probably a lot of other stuff I need to know, but it’s late
:>and I can’t think of anything right now. I’m sure I will as soon as
:>post this.
:>

Here is a list of websites you should visit to learn more:

OS/2 e-zine

        http://www.os2ezine.com

OS/2.org

        http://en.os2.org/

OS/2 SuperSite

        http://www.os2ss.com

VOICE – check out the following: EZ reference, helpdesk, newsletter and
warpdoctor.

        http://www.os2voice.org/

Hope this helps.

                Chris Stumpf
                C.S.E. Computer Services
                Computer Consultant (OS/2, Lan, Wan, CTI)
                Serenity Systems Channel Partner
                IBM Certified Systems Expert – OS/2 Warp 4

web:    http://cse.anterras.net
email:  c…@anterras.net
phone: (732)496-4699

.
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IRQ Conflict with Com2 and Modem Problem

Please help.  For some reason, recently my modem stopped working.  I had
it set on com2.  I subsequently checked hardware manager and noticed
that serial_0 (com1) is set to irq 4, serial_1 (com2) and serial_2
(unknown device) are sharing irq3.  How do I get rid of serial_2?  Is
this my USB hub?  I’d like to simply delete it or disable it from
hardware manager, but that’s not an option.  Any help would be
appreciated.  In addition, for some reason, my modem won’t work with
com1 even though i have a non-serial mouse.

Thanks in advance,

Dan Sekerak
(seke…@freewwweb.com)

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Bootmanager on a Sony Laptop

I want to install bootmanager and an additional primary partition on a
Sony laptop.  Partition Magic shows that in addition to the w98  primary
there a second primary for data storage.  Will adding two more primaries
make problems for the emergency data storage routine??


—————————————————-
——
Monroe Chasson
mchas…@attglobal.net
———————————————————–
MR2ICE reg#51

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Re: A really long-winded message with a lot of questions from a Newbie to OS/2

On Wed, 17 May 2000 00:55:33 -0500, Staci Hanson wrote:

:>   I would like to set up OS/2 as it’s supposed to be much more stable
:>than Windows.
:>   For the time being, it would be running with Win98, but eventually
:>if I could get everything working and set up the way I like, I would
:>get rid of Windows and just use OS/2.
:>   The hardware I have:
:>
:>Cyrix MII-333
:>64mb RAM
:>14" SVGA monitor
:>Digital Research 2-wheel mouse
:>SIS 4mb video on motherboard
:>IDE 4 channel controller on mb
:>SoundBlaster Pro clone on mb
:>Creative CD-RW 4224E writer (Primary slave)
:>Some kind of cheap generic 56k ISA V90 and X2 modem
:>2 USB ports (although I don’t use them now)
:>Maxtor 4.3 gig (Primary master)
:>  C: Win98 and programs
:>Western Digital 13.4 gig (Secondary master)
:>  D: 7.2 gig – Images and pictures
:>  E: 3.1 gig – Movies
:>  F: 3.1 gig – MP3′s
:>
The only hardware you have that may give you problems is the USB ports (OS/2
only supports intel) and the CD-RW.

:>   The software I’m using now (the stuff I use most often):
:>Windows98 OEM original (not SE) with all updates
:>ACDSee 3.0 – Image viewer

Use PMview, it is much better and available on both OS/2 and Windows.

:>ZtreeWin 1.47l – File manager (there’s an OS/2 version)
:>Agent 1.8 – Newsreader and e-mail

Try PMmail as it is very good and available on both OS/2 and Windows.

:>Internet Explorer 5.5 – Web browser

Only option currently is Netscape 4.61 on OS/2

:>SBNews 7.2 Newsrobot – Downloading images from newsgroups

not sure about this one, check this url:  http://hobbes.nmsu.edu

:>RandTag – Tagline randomizer

there are more than a few tagline randomizers on hobbes.

:>Partition Magic 5.0 Pro
:>Norton SystemWorks 2000 -Antivirus and Utilities

Not needed.

:>D’peg 5.03 – Duplicate image finder

check hobbes, I recall a few utilities for finding duplicate files.

:>Jet Audio 4.7 – MP3 and video player

There are a couple of MP3 players for OS/2, most are freeware.  Check Hobbes.

:>Easy CD 4.02 – CD creator and DirectCD packet writer
:>and a lot of other misc. programs and games.
:>
You have a couple of choices for CD burning, you can use RSJ, which is
commercial software or one of the freeware unix ports.

:>   I guess my first question is: can I use any Windows programs
:>with OS/2 or do I have to abandon them and find OS/2 equivalents?

Mostly you will have to find OS/2 equivelants, but with Odin you will be able
to run some windows programs in OS/2.  Check http://www.netlabs.org/odin for
more info.

:>   Since OS/2 uses the HPFS(?) file system, I would need to
:>create another drive, right? That’s no problem as there’s plenty
:>of space on the C: drive so I could create a D: drive and the rest
:>would shift one letter up. Since they are used only for storage, I
:>wouldn’t have to worry about drive letter changes.

You will need to add two partitions for OS/2, one for the Boot drive and one
for the Boot Manager.

:>   Partition Magic has a boot manager included with it. Is this
:>acceptable or should I use another one?

The boot manager that comes with Partition Magic is fine to use and it
doesn’t require a partition like the IBM boot manager.

:>   Since everything on the D:, E:, and F: drives are FAT32, can
:>I continue using everything stored on them (images, movies,
:>MP3′s) with OS/2 until I switch everything to HPFS?

Yeah you can and as a matter of fact, OS/2 has something called "Installable
File Systems", check hobbes for one for Fat32.

:>   I don’t need any networking since I’m only using one computer
:>and don’t plan on using more. What version of OS/2 should I
:>get? I don’t know anything about the different versions.
:>
You should get Warp 4 as that is the most recent version.  Do your self a
favor and order it from Indelible Blue and also get their WarpUp! CD  at the
same time.  That CD has all the fixes and update for OS/2 that have been
released and automates/assists with the install of them.

:>   There’s probably a lot of other stuff I need to know, but it’s late
:>and I can’t think of anything right now. I’m sure I will as soon as
:>post this.
:>

Here is a list of websites you should visit to learn more:

OS/2 e-zine

        http://www.os2ezine.com

OS/2.org

        http://en.os2.org/

OS/2 SuperSite

        http://www.os2ss.com

VOICE – check out the following: EZ reference, helpdesk, newsletter and
warpdoctor.

        http://www.os2voice.org/

Hope this helps.

                Chris Stumpf
                C.S.E. Computer Services
                Computer Consultant (OS/2, Lan, Wan, CTI)
                Serenity Systems Channel Partner
                IBM Certified Systems Expert – OS/2 Warp 4

web:    http://cse.anterras.net
email:  c…@anterras.net
phone: (732)496-4699

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IRQ Conflict with Com2 and Modem Problem

Please help.  For some reason, recently my modem stopped working.  I had
it set on com2.  I subsequently checked hardware manager and noticed
that serial_0 (com1) is set to irq 4, serial_1 (com2) and serial_2
(unknown device) are sharing irq3.  How do I get rid of serial_2?  Is
this my USB hub?  I’d like to simply delete it or disable it from
hardware manager, but that’s not an option.  Any help would be
appreciated.  In addition, for some reason, my modem won’t work with
com1 even though i have a non-serial mouse.

Thanks in advance,

Dan Sekerak
(seke…@freewwweb.com)

posted by admin in Uncategorized and have Comments (2)

Bootmanager on a Sony Laptop

I want to install bootmanager and an additional primary partition on a
Sony laptop.  Partition Magic shows that in addition to the w98  primary
there a second primary for data storage.  Will adding two more primaries
make problems for the emergency data storage routine??


—————————————————-
——
Monroe Chasson
mchas…@attglobal.net
———————————————————–
MR2ICE reg#51

posted by admin in Uncategorized and have No Comments

Re: A really long-winded message with a lot of questions from a Newbie to OS/2

On Wed, 17 May 2000 00:55:33 -0500, Staci Hanson wrote:

:>   I would like to set up OS/2 as it’s supposed to be much more stable
:>than Windows.
:>   For the time being, it would be running with Win98, but eventually
:>if I could get everything working and set up the way I like, I would
:>get rid of Windows and just use OS/2.
:>   The hardware I have:
:>
:>Cyrix MII-333
:>64mb RAM
:>14" SVGA monitor
:>Digital Research 2-wheel mouse
:>SIS 4mb video on motherboard
:>IDE 4 channel controller on mb
:>SoundBlaster Pro clone on mb
:>Creative CD-RW 4224E writer (Primary slave)
:>Some kind of cheap generic 56k ISA V90 and X2 modem
:>2 USB ports (although I don’t use them now)
:>Maxtor 4.3 gig (Primary master)
:>  C: Win98 and programs
:>Western Digital 13.4 gig (Secondary master)
:>  D: 7.2 gig – Images and pictures
:>  E: 3.1 gig – Movies
:>  F: 3.1 gig – MP3′s
:>
The only hardware you have that may give you problems is the USB ports (OS/2
only supports intel) and the CD-RW.

:>   The software I’m using now (the stuff I use most often):
:>Windows98 OEM original (not SE) with all updates
:>ACDSee 3.0 – Image viewer

Use PMview, it is much better and available on both OS/2 and Windows.

:>ZtreeWin 1.47l – File manager (there’s an OS/2 version)
:>Agent 1.8 – Newsreader and e-mail

Try PMmail as it is very good and available on both OS/2 and Windows.

:>Internet Explorer 5.5 – Web browser

Only option currently is Netscape 4.61 on OS/2

:>SBNews 7.2 Newsrobot – Downloading images from newsgroups

not sure about this one, check this url:  http://hobbes.nmsu.edu

:>RandTag – Tagline randomizer

there are more than a few tagline randomizers on hobbes.

:>Partition Magic 5.0 Pro
:>Norton SystemWorks 2000 -Antivirus and Utilities

Not needed.

:>D’peg 5.03 – Duplicate image finder

check hobbes, I recall a few utilities for finding duplicate files.

:>Jet Audio 4.7 – MP3 and video player

There are a couple of MP3 players for OS/2, most are freeware.  Check Hobbes.

:>Easy CD 4.02 – CD creator and DirectCD packet writer
:>and a lot of other misc. programs and games.
:>
You have a couple of choices for CD burning, you can use RSJ, which is
commercial software or one of the freeware unix ports.

:>   I guess my first question is: can I use any Windows programs
:>with OS/2 or do I have to abandon them and find OS/2 equivalents?

Mostly you will have to find OS/2 equivelants, but with Odin you will be able
to run some windows programs in OS/2.  Check http://www.netlabs.org/odin for
more info.

:>   Since OS/2 uses the HPFS(?) file system, I would need to
:>create another drive, right? That’s no problem as there’s plenty
:>of space on the C: drive so I could create a D: drive and the rest
:>would shift one letter up. Since they are used only for storage, I
:>wouldn’t have to worry about drive letter changes.

You will need to add two partitions for OS/2, one for the Boot drive and one
for the Boot Manager.

:>   Partition Magic has a boot manager included with it. Is this
:>acceptable or should I use another one?

The boot manager that comes with Partition Magic is fine to use and it
doesn’t require a partition like the IBM boot manager.

:>   Since everything on the D:, E:, and F: drives are FAT32, can
:>I continue using everything stored on them (images, movies,
:>MP3′s) with OS/2 until I switch everything to HPFS?

Yeah you can and as a matter of fact, OS/2 has something called "Installable
File Systems", check hobbes for one for Fat32.

:>   I don’t need any networking since I’m only using one computer
:>and don’t plan on using more. What version of OS/2 should I
:>get? I don’t know anything about the different versions.
:>
You should get Warp 4 as that is the most recent version.  Do your self a
favor and order it from Indelible Blue and also get their WarpUp! CD  at the
same time.  That CD has all the fixes and update for OS/2 that have been
released and automates/assists with the install of them.

:>   There’s probably a lot of other stuff I need to know, but it’s late
:>and I can’t think of anything right now. I’m sure I will as soon as
:>post this.
:>

Here is a list of websites you should visit to learn more:

OS/2 e-zine

        http://www.os2ezine.com

OS/2.org

        http://en.os2.org/

OS/2 SuperSite

        http://www.os2ss.com

VOICE – check out the following: EZ reference, helpdesk, newsletter and
warpdoctor.

        http://www.os2voice.org/

Hope this helps.

                Chris Stumpf
                C.S.E. Computer Services
                Computer Consultant (OS/2, Lan, Wan, CTI)
                Serenity Systems Channel Partner
                IBM Certified Systems Expert – OS/2 Warp 4

web:    http://cse.anterras.net
email:  c…@anterras.net
phone: (732)496-4699

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IRQ Conflict with Com2 and Modem Problem

Please help.  For some reason, recently my modem stopped working.  I had
it set on com2.  I subsequently checked hardware manager and noticed
that serial_0 (com1) is set to irq 4, serial_1 (com2) and serial_2
(unknown device) are sharing irq3.  How do I get rid of serial_2?  Is
this my USB hub?  I’d like to simply delete it or disable it from
hardware manager, but that’s not an option.  Any help would be
appreciated.  In addition, for some reason, my modem won’t work with
com1 even though i have a non-serial mouse.

Thanks in advance,

Dan Sekerak
(seke…@freewwweb.com)

posted by admin in Uncategorized and have Comments (2)

Bootmanager on a Sony Laptop

I want to install bootmanager and an additional primary partition on a
Sony laptop.  Partition Magic shows that in addition to the w98  primary
there a second primary for data storage.  Will adding two more primaries
make problems for the emergency data storage routine??


—————————————————-
——
Monroe Chasson
mchas…@attglobal.net
———————————————————–
MR2ICE reg#51

posted by admin in Uncategorized and have No Comments

Re: A really long-winded message with a lot of questions from a Newbie to OS/2

On Wed, 17 May 2000 00:55:33 -0500, Staci Hanson wrote:

:>   I would like to set up OS/2 as it’s supposed to be much more stable
:>than Windows.
:>   For the time being, it would be running with Win98, but eventually
:>if I could get everything working and set up the way I like, I would
:>get rid of Windows and just use OS/2.
:>   The hardware I have:
:>
:>Cyrix MII-333
:>64mb RAM
:>14" SVGA monitor
:>Digital Research 2-wheel mouse
:>SIS 4mb video on motherboard
:>IDE 4 channel controller on mb
:>SoundBlaster Pro clone on mb
:>Creative CD-RW 4224E writer (Primary slave)
:>Some kind of cheap generic 56k ISA V90 and X2 modem
:>2 USB ports (although I don’t use them now)
:>Maxtor 4.3 gig (Primary master)
:>  C: Win98 and programs
:>Western Digital 13.4 gig (Secondary master)
:>  D: 7.2 gig – Images and pictures
:>  E: 3.1 gig – Movies
:>  F: 3.1 gig – MP3′s
:>
The only hardware you have that may give you problems is the USB ports (OS/2
only supports intel) and the CD-RW.

:>   The software I’m using now (the stuff I use most often):
:>Windows98 OEM original (not SE) with all updates
:>ACDSee 3.0 – Image viewer

Use PMview, it is much better and available on both OS/2 and Windows.

:>ZtreeWin 1.47l – File manager (there’s an OS/2 version)
:>Agent 1.8 – Newsreader and e-mail

Try PMmail as it is very good and available on both OS/2 and Windows.

:>Internet Explorer 5.5 – Web browser

Only option currently is Netscape 4.61 on OS/2

:>SBNews 7.2 Newsrobot – Downloading images from newsgroups

not sure about this one, check this url:  http://hobbes.nmsu.edu

:>RandTag – Tagline randomizer

there are more than a few tagline randomizers on hobbes.

:>Partition Magic 5.0 Pro
:>Norton SystemWorks 2000 -Antivirus and Utilities

Not needed.

:>D’peg 5.03 – Duplicate image finder

check hobbes, I recall a few utilities for finding duplicate files.

:>Jet Audio 4.7 – MP3 and video player

There are a couple of MP3 players for OS/2, most are freeware.  Check Hobbes.

:>Easy CD 4.02 – CD creator and DirectCD packet writer
:>and a lot of other misc. programs and games.
:>
You have a couple of choices for CD burning, you can use RSJ, which is
commercial software or one of the freeware unix ports.

:>   I guess my first question is: can I use any Windows programs
:>with OS/2 or do I have to abandon them and find OS/2 equivalents?

Mostly you will have to find OS/2 equivelants, but with Odin you will be able
to run some windows programs in OS/2.  Check http://www.netlabs.org/odin for
more info.

:>   Since OS/2 uses the HPFS(?) file system, I would need to
:>create another drive, right? That’s no problem as there’s plenty
:>of space on the C: drive so I could create a D: drive and the rest
:>would shift one letter up. Since they are used only for storage, I
:>wouldn’t have to worry about drive letter changes.

You will need to add two partitions for OS/2, one for the Boot drive and one
for the Boot Manager.

:>   Partition Magic has a boot manager included with it. Is this
:>acceptable or should I use another one?

The boot manager that comes with Partition Magic is fine to use and it
doesn’t require a partition like the IBM boot manager.

:>   Since everything on the D:, E:, and F: drives are FAT32, can
:>I continue using everything stored on them (images, movies,
:>MP3′s) with OS/2 until I switch everything to HPFS?

Yeah you can and as a matter of fact, OS/2 has something called "Installable
File Systems", check hobbes for one for Fat32.

:>   I don’t need any networking since I’m only using one computer
:>and don’t plan on using more. What version of OS/2 should I
:>get? I don’t know anything about the different versions.
:>
You should get Warp 4 as that is the most recent version.  Do your self a
favor and order it from Indelible Blue and also get their WarpUp! CD  at the
same time.  That CD has all the fixes and update for OS/2 that have been
released and automates/assists with the install of them.

:>   There’s probably a lot of other stuff I need to know, but it’s late
:>and I can’t think of anything right now. I’m sure I will as soon as
:>post this.
:>

Here is a list of websites you should visit to learn more:

OS/2 e-zine

        http://www.os2ezine.com

OS/2.org

        http://en.os2.org/

OS/2 SuperSite

        http://www.os2ss.com

VOICE – check out the following: EZ reference, helpdesk, newsletter and
warpdoctor.

        http://www.os2voice.org/

Hope this helps.

                Chris Stumpf
                C.S.E. Computer Services
                Computer Consultant (OS/2, Lan, Wan, CTI)
                Serenity Systems Channel Partner
                IBM Certified Systems Expert – OS/2 Warp 4

web:    http://cse.anterras.net
email:  c…@anterras.net
phone: (732)496-4699

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