Thursday, 26 April 2007

OS/2 Warp 4 Under VMware Workstation 5.5.3


I tested VMware installing the OS/2 Warp 4.0 as a guest Operating System.

I created a new virtual machine and selected "Other OS".Then I had to prepare the booting Floppy Disk, because the OS/2 Installation CDROM is not bootable but in the cd there is a directory called

\diskimgs\os2\35\

So first I booted from a DOS 6.22 Floppy disk with an atapi cdrom driver in the config.sys... Do you remember those old times??

I had to do that because under a DOSEMU or Windows XP I got some errors. Maybe because it was trying to access using the BIOS Interruptions.

After booting from floppy execute :

C:\DISKIMGS\LOADDSKF C:\DISKIMGS\35\disk0.dsk A:

Label it "INSTALLATION"

(notice that in my case the cd-rom drive letter is C: because DOS cannot recognice any partition on my hard disk)


C:\DISKIMGS\LOADDSKF C:\DISKIMGS\35\disk1_cd.dsk A:

Label it "Disk 1"

C:\DISKIMGS\LOADDSKF C:\DISKIMGS\35\disk2.dsk A:

Label it "Disk 2"

After that I booted and started the new virtual machine with the Installation floppy disk and the cd inserted in the cd-rom.

After a while inserted disk 1 and 2 and made a partition and formated the virtual hard disk.

Then reboot again and the installation started.
After a long time the installation appears to be hung in this screen :


So I decided to change the following value in the file "Other.vmx"

guestOS = "other"

for

guestOS = "os2experimental"


I restarted the VM and after a long time the installation finished.Then I restarted again and the OS/2 Warp was ready to use.

The only problem I found is the perfomance in my compaq presario 1500 (Pentium IV 2.4ghz) the OS runs so slooowwwly.

But I got some fun seeing the presentation manager and the OS/2 style again.

2 comments:

jeger said...

Hola Aparatey. Me parece fenomenal y además que ha congratulado encontrar a una persona cultivada en sistemas operativos. Me gustaría saber un sitio desde el cual descargarme una buena versión de OS2 para instalar sobre Virtual PC 2007; y cuando me refiero a buena versión es que me la descargue y funcione; vamos, había pensado en alguna que ya hayas utilizado tú. Gracias.

florin9doi said...

C:\DISKIMGS\LOADDSKF C:\DISKIMGS\OS2\35\disk0.dsk A:

C:\DISKIMGS\LOADDSKF C:\DISKIMGS\OS2\35\disk1_cd.dsk A:

C:\DISKIMGS\LOADDSKF C:\DISKIMGS\OS2\35\disk2.dsk A: