• Warp 3 Connect

    From Tommi Koivula@21:1/5 to you on Tue Nov 1 14:56:32 2016
    * Originally in comp.os.os2.setup.misc
    * Crossposted in os2

    Hello Robert!

    01 Nov 16 13:19, you wrote to all:

    Hi all!

    A few things here.

    1) What is the last fixpack for OS/2 Warp 3 connect and where can I
    get it from?

    Try ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/ps/products/os2/fixes/v3.0warp/

    2) I am having trouble finding decent instructions on how to install a fixpack from hard drive. Does anyone ha a pointer to a set of DECENT instructions as to how to go about accomplishing this task?

    There is something like FASTKICK or so... I'm not at my OS/2 system so I
    cannot check...

    'Tommi

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  • From Dave Yeo@21:1/5 to Robert Wolfe on Tue Nov 1 08:01:31 2016
    Robert Wolfe wrote:
    Hi all!

    A few things here.

    1) What is the last fixpack for OS/2 Warp 3 connect and where can I get
    it from?

    Take a look at http://web.archive.org/web/20060926004818/www.warpupdates.mynetcologne.de/english/site_contents.html
    It is out of date but has the file names etc to plug into Google.


    2) I am having trouble finding decent instructions on how to install a fixpack from hard drive. Does anyone ha a pointer to a set of DECENT instructions as to how to go about accomplishing this task?

    There used to be a couple of methods but it's been a long time. Perhaps
    poke around Hobbes


    The reason I ask is twofold - one, to get my Warp 3 Connect VM up to
    date and two, once it is up to date, be able to install the OS/2
    additions that come with Oracle Virtualbox so that Warp 3 Connect runs without black screening.

    Dave

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  • From Robert Wolfe@21:1/5 to All on Tue Nov 1 13:19:01 2016
    Hi all!

    A few things here.

    1) What is the last fixpack for OS/2 Warp 3 connect and where can I get
    it from?

    2) I am having trouble finding decent instructions on how to install a
    fixpack from hard drive. Does anyone ha a pointer to a set of DECENT instructions as to how to go about accomplishing this task?

    The reason I ask is twofold - one, to get my Warp 3 Connect VM up to
    date and two, once it is up to date, be able to install the OS/2
    additions that come with Oracle Virtualbox so that Warp 3 Connect runs
    without black screening.

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  • From Ralf Scherzinger@21:1/5 to Robert Wolfe on Tue Nov 1 17:52:18 2016
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    Hallo Robert!

    01 Nov 16 07:19, Robert Wolfe schrieb an All:

    From: robert.wolfe@wildcat.uuhec.net (Robert Wolfe)

    Hi all!

    A few things here.

    1) What is the last fixpack for OS/2 Warp 3 connect and where can I get
    it from?

    take a look at
    ps.software.ibm.com/os2fixp/softupd.html

    Hope thats what u search



    Regards,
    Ralf
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  • From Barbara@21:1/5 to All on Wed Nov 2 00:46:41 2016
    On Tue, 1 Nov 2016 13:19:01 UTC, robert.wolfe@wildcat.uuhec.net (Robert Wolfe) wrote:

    Hi all!

    A few things here.

    1) What is the last fixpack for OS/2 Warp 3 connect and where can I get
    it from?

    2) I am having trouble finding decent instructions on how to install a fixpack from hard drive. Does anyone ha a pointer to a set of DECENT instructions as to how to go about accomplishing this task?

    The reason I ask is twofold - one, to get my Warp 3 Connect VM up to
    date and two, once it is up to date, be able to install the OS/2
    additions that come with Oracle Virtualbox so that Warp 3 Connect runs without black screening.

    This may still apply:

    http://www.scoug.com/os24u/1998/scoug804.2.fastkick.html

    --
    Barbara

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  • From Marcel Mueller@21:1/5 to Robert Wolfe on Wed Nov 2 21:46:20 2016
    On 01.11.16 14.19, Robert Wolfe wrote:
    1) What is the last fixpack for OS/2 Warp 3 connect and where can I get
    it from?

    AFAIK FP40, you already got the IBM link.

    But you need to apply at least half a dozen other fixpacks too, because
    Warp Connect is a bundle of different IBM products. OS/2, MPTS, IBM Peer ...

    2) I am having trouble finding decent instructions on how to install a fixpack from hard drive. Does anyone ha a pointer to a set of DECENT instructions as to how to go about accomplishing this task?

    Most of the site where this is explained were gone. I did not find any
    compact information in English. And most links on the site I found are dead. The IBM ftp server is the only thing that is still alive. But no
    explanations there.

    Hmm, there seem s to be a new site (at least new for me): http://altsan.org/os2/fixpaks/fixgraphics.html
    Read this carefully and apply all relevant fixes.

    To install the fixpacks extract them into a folder (all parts of a
    fixpack into the same folder).
    Then go to the folder where you extracted the CSF disk.
    Open a shell.
    SET CSFCDROMDIR=PathToTheFixpackToApply
    FSERVICE.EXE
    If you have a fast disk (SSD) this will work quite fast.


    Once you applied all fixpacks you should create a good backup. If you
    need another machine, clone your installation rather than to repeat the procedure.
    This is the way I work since the early 90's, from 2.1 to eCS 1.05. I
    always cloned my installation or applied upgrades. Never installed from scratch.
    The IBM installation procedure always has been ridiculous. But once it
    works it is quite reliable.

    You should know that you will not be able to use file shares from IBM
    peer on recent WinXX versions, neither the other way around. But OS/2
    Warp to Linux Samba server works with some tweaks of the Samba
    configuration.


    The reason I ask is twofold - one, to get my Warp 3 Connect VM up to
    date and two, once it is up to date, be able to install the OS/2
    additions that come with Oracle Virtualbox so that Warp 3 Connect runs without black screening.

    To get reasonable virtual network performance you should switch the
    virtual network adapter to Intel E1000, once you copied the drivers to
    your VM. The default adapter AFAIR works out of the box but is quite slow.


    Marcel

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  • From Robert Wolfe@21:1/5 to BCA.1824@CLUTTER.GMAIL.NE on Sun Nov 6 14:45:25 2016
    BCA.1824@CLUTTER.GMAIL.NE wrote to ALL <=-

    The reason I ask is twofold - one, to get my Warp 3 Connect VM up to
    date and two, once it is up to date, be able to install the OS/2
    additions that come with Oracle Virtualbox so that Warp 3 Connect runs without black screening.

    This may still apply:

    http://www.scoug.com/os24u/1998/scoug804.2.fastkick.html

    Will stop by and check this out ASAP. Thanks!

    ... You can't win, you can't break even, either.
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  • From Andreas Kohl@21:1/5 to Marcel Mueller on Thu Nov 3 08:45:02 2016
    Marcel Mueller schrieb:
    The reason I ask is twofold - one, to get my Warp 3 Connect VM up to
    date and two, once it is up to date, be able to install the OS/2
    additions that come with Oracle Virtualbox so that Warp 3 Connect runs
    without black screening.

    To get reasonable virtual network performance you should switch the
    virtual network adapter to Intel E1000, once you copied the drivers to
    your VM. The default adapter AFAIR works out of the box but is quite slow.

    Warp 3 is not supported by additions that come with recent versions of Virtualbox. The default OS/2 Warp 3 VM choosen form Virtualbox GUI is
    quite slow, better change to BusLogic SCSI for disk controller.

    And if you want to install Warp Connect over the network (a real
    time-saver IMO) simply use Virtual PC, because NetBIOS from SRVIFS
    doesn't work reliable under VirtualBox.

    --
    Andreas

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  • From Robert Wolfe@21:1/5 to All on Sun Nov 6 14:45:25 2016
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    From: "Ralf Scherzinger" <@p43.f1120.n240.z2[ASC46]fidonet[.]org>
    Subject: Warp 3 Connect

    1) What is the last fixpack for OS/2 Warp 3 connect and where can I get
    it from?

    take a look at
    ps.software.ibm.com/os2fixp/softupd.html

    I found 43, but unfortunately, when I went to apply the FP, I got an error message saying that there were no products select for updating.

    ... An honest politician is one who, when bought, stays bought.
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  • From Dave Yeo@21:1/5 to Robert Wolfe on Sun Nov 6 09:39:25 2016
    Robert Wolfe wrote:
    @P43.F1120.N240.Z2[ASC46] wrote to ALL <=-

    @P> From: "Ralf Scherzinger" <@p43.f1120.n240.z2[ASC46]fidonet[.]org>
    @P> Subject: Warp 3 Connect

    RW> 1) What is the last fixpack for OS/2 Warp 3 connect and where can I get
    RW> it from?

    @P> take a look at
    @P> ps.software.ibm.com/os2fixp/softupd.html

    I found 43, but unfortunately, when I went to apply the FP, I got an error message saying that there were no products select for updating.

    Fixpak 43 is actually for Warp Server (XR*3005) or Warp Server SMP
    (XR*3006). IIRC you have to hack the syslevel to apply fp41+. You also
    have to apply the driver fixpak as the drivers were removed starting
    with fp41.
    See http://web.archive.org/web/20060909015435/http://www.warpupdates.mynetcologne.de/english/base_fixpak30.html
    which also mentions section 3.0.10 in the readme.1st for how to fix the syslevel files
    Dave

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  • From Marcel Mueller@21:1/5 to Andreas Kohl on Fri Dec 9 21:42:51 2016
    On 03.11.16 08.45, Andreas Kohl wrote:
    Warp 3 is not supported by additions that come with recent versions of Virtualbox.

    Older versions of OS/2 VBoxAdditions usually work flawlessly with newer
    VBox versions. So an older version could do the job. I do not remember
    exactly when they changed the OS/2 addition. (Most of the time they were unchanged.) AFAIR 4.1.something

    The default OS/2 Warp 3 VM choosen form Virtualbox GUI is
    quite slow, better change to BusLogic SCSI for disk controller.

    I never got this virtual controller to boot with the OS/2 driver (in
    contrast to the physical ones). Is there a trick?


    Marcel

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