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
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"
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.