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How do I install multiple operating systems?

#1 Post by Bookworm » Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:41 pm

I know how to install OS/2 Warp 4 and partition the drive so I can install two more os's. But how, when I get ready to install MS-DOS 7.1 or PC-DOS 2000, How do I tell it what partition to use? When I decide what other os to put in the other partition (Probably Xenix, but maybe Linux.), how do I tell it where to go?

Is the 760XD still enough of a PS/2 to run AIX?

How do you pronounce AIX?

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#2 Post by XCoalMiner » Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:26 pm

Aye-eye-X.

For multiple OS-es I love the 'System Commander' product. They used to be http://www.v-com.com, but their name has changed to www.avanquest.com. The latest version is System Commander 9. They will clearly document things like 'this OS must be installed in first 1.5 Gb of disk space', or 'this OS must boot from within the first 1024 cylinders/tracks', or cannot install/boot this OS from an extended partition.

I've used this off and on for ten years, probably have three of the last five versions of it. On an older desktop PC, I at one time had 6 or 7 different OSes setup to boot (had about 12 partitions across 2 EIDE HDs) , including linux, windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP and a server), one version of QNX and a DOS version. All just to see if it worked, and it did! I still have the older boxes and *printed* instruction manuals, just to look at the lists of older and lesser-known operating systems they mention.

Some of the detailed writeups describing early linux distributions (1999-2000) are still good reading.

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#3 Post by XCoalMiner » Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:42 pm

FYI, I just saw these two links under v-com's support pages. Good to see this is still available.

Operating Systems Notes

The OS Files
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#4 Post by Bookworm » Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:32 pm

I don't think I'll need *that* many operating systems. OS/2's boot manager will be enough. I just need to know how to tell PC-DOS 2000 where to go.

I was going to pronounce AIX phoneticaly - like "aches" - because that will probably describe the process of finding software for it.

Is there a FAT-32 upgrade for OS/2?

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#5 Post by XCoalMiner » Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:05 pm

I need to correct something. I powered up that old PC, and it is 5 different OSes.

Also, the link for Operating Systems Notes above should be this: http://www.v-com.com/support/sup_os_index.html

'PC DOS 2000' is the 1999 release of PC DOS made Y2K compliant, I believe. If yes, this page says "must be installed on a primary partition on the first drive." First drive is v-com speak for primary partition on 1st EIDE drive, if you're using EIDE.

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#6 Post by XCoalMiner » Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:11 pm

Bookworm wrote: Is there a FAT-32 upgrade for OS/2?
Try asking on the OS/2 forum here.

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#7 Post by savarin » Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:43 am

The latest version of the FAT32 driver is 0.98b, as far as I know.

Try it here:
http://fat32.netlabs.org/site/index.xml

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#8 Post by Bookworm » Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:24 pm

>>Is there a FAT-32 upgrade for OS/2?

>Try asking on the OS/2 forum here.

Um, this *is* the OS/2 forum. Are you lost?

Thanks, savarin.

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#9 Post by XCoalMiner » Wed Jul 02, 2008 11:14 pm

Bookworm wrote:>>Is there a FAT-32 upgrade for OS/2?

>Try asking on the OS/2 forum here.

Um, this *is* the OS/2 forum. Are you lost?

Thanks, savarin.
It was in the T6xx forums, I think. Or I go mixed up. Probably I got mixed up.

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#10 Post by BigWarpGuy » Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:33 pm

Bookworm wrote:>>Is there a FAT-32 upgrade for OS/2?

>Try asking on the OS/2 forum here.

Um, this *is* the OS/2 forum. Are you lost?

Thanks, savarin.
I think they might be referring to the forum at OS/2 World.
http://www.os2world.com
They have a discussion on dual booting.
The forum is very helpful. 8)
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Multi-Boot

#11 Post by RobertJohnB » Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:51 pm

Much has been said about Multi-boot, but I think the story of Richard Robbins' Multi-boot Menagerie system should put to rest what can or cannot be done.

He claimed and verified to the satisfaction of, I believe Maximum PC Magazine, he had 39 operating systems on his computer. He used XOSL as the boot loader.

I also encourage you to find a copy of a very good book titled The Multi-Boot Configuration Handbook, published by Que, author Roderick W. Smith, ISBN:0-7897-2283-6. This is one of the easiest books to read with more information packed within its 639+ pages than any other computer book I own. (And no, I will not sell my copy.) This book even came with a copy of Partition Magic.


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#12 Post by Bookworm » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:51 pm

> Frugal (nicer word than cheap)

True, but cheap sounds better than dirt poor.

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