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Old 06-16-2005, 12:27 PM   #1
mechanical-nucleus
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Installing OS/2 Warp on my system and adding it to GRUB


I've seen OS/2 Warp 4 mentioned around many different places and I've decided that I'd like to give it a go and see what all the fuss is about (good and bad).

My problem is this... I'm currently running a dual boot of Windows XP Pro SP2 and Fedora Core 3 with my boot loader as GRUB.

I'd like to know how to edit my GRUB configuration files so that I can boot OS/2 from the bootloader.

It might help to know that I have WinXP and Fedora on my first hard drive and I'd like to put OS/2 on my second hard drive if possible as I'd like minimal distruption of my first hard drive. I'd hate to break things...

I'd be very grateful if someone could help me work this out.

I haven't install OS/2 Warp 4 yet as I'm obviouslyly not too sure what would happen. I presume GRUB just wouldn't detect it...

Thanks a lot in advance to those who may try to help me...

... Just don't ask me why I wanna try OS/2 as I haven't worked that out myself yet!
 
Old 06-16-2005, 04:09 PM   #2
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I'd like to know how to edit my GRUB configuration files so that I can boot OS/2 from the bootloader.

It might help to know that I have WinXP and Fedora on my first hard drive and I'd like to put OS/2 on my second hard drive if possible as I'd like minimal distruption of my first hard drive. I'd hate to break things...
I would assume that chain-loading should work. I don't know grub, so I can't give specific advice, but
1) RTM
2) copy-paste the windows section
3) edit and adapt

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I presume GRUB just wouldn't detect it...
Lol.

Hm... maybe that's something to work on

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... Just don't ask me why I wanna try OS/2 as I haven't worked that out myself yet!
I would guess that it's out of curiousity--which earns (besides more knowledge) lots of points among hackers

At least I find it a Good Thing, fwiw.

hth --Jonas
 
Old 06-17-2005, 09:04 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply but I was hoping for something more detailled...

I'm not having much luck just looking around on Google and the GRUB website...

And I guess it is curiousity thats driving me to give OS/2 Warp out... Seems like something new to play about with.
 
Old 06-17-2005, 01:49 PM   #4
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Well--have you tried chain-loading it? That might be a good first step.

--Jonas
 
Old 06-17-2005, 07:40 PM   #5
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OS/s is not real easy to install by today's standards, but certainly exists in a multiboot system...

However, it doesn't like new hardware much so the best bet is to find an old PC to run it on. It runs fine on a pentium class machine.

I was a big fan of OS/2 and used warp 4 for many years - a few of those were already past it's use by date. Lovely interface and linux could still learn from it there, but it's not that much use in today's worls due to hardware and software issues.
 
Old 06-18-2005, 07:38 AM   #6
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Ahhh I'll take your word for it... Maybe I'll just attempt to run it on a virtual machine suite.

I once tried it on VMware but apparently it no longer supports it since version three.

I'll get there one day.
 
  


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