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Dock II (2877) Windows 98 drivers?

#1 Post by tdot » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:00 pm

I decided to put it in this section since it covers multiple different sections of ThinkPad models ...

I recently got a Dock II (2877) for my A22m. Windows XP detects/installs all drivers no issue. Windows 98 gets very lost with half the controllers. Does anyone have the Windows 98 drivers for a Dock II (or a Dock I maybe, if they shared some)? I've looked in the thinkpads.com drivers section, as well as Lenovos site, and Google, and I can't seem to find them.

The Lenovo page still up on the Dock II only specifically says "Windows 95 and Linux are not supported". I assume that means Windows 98 drivers DO exist, somewhere ...

I really need to make a Voodoo 2 run on my A22m! :lol:

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Ryan

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Re: Dock II (2877) Windows 98 drivers?

#2 Post by CrazyTPFan » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:06 pm

There might not be any Windows 98 drivers because as you said there were no 95 drivers and those OS'es are built on the 9x kernel.
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Re: Dock II (2877) Windows 98 drivers?

#3 Post by tdot » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:57 pm

Zach123 wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:06 pm
There might not be any Windows 98 drivers because as you said there were no 95 drivers and those OS'es are built on the 9x kernel.
I'm pretty sure they would exist ... somewhere ... the A20m was released before XP was released, and was supported by the docks. I don't think it would be like IBM to release a product that won't work with a configuration of a product they designed that product for.

I guess at the end of the day, I could probably locate the Win9x drivers individually using the drivers XP installed as a reference. It would just be nice if they had released a driver pack or something that someone has ...

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Re: Dock II (2877) Windows 98 drivers?

#4 Post by tdot » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:27 am

Just as a follow up to answer my own question,

a) I was being stupid - 2 of the 3 drivers missing drivers were the LAN/modem, which I assume it just prompted me for (again) since I had done a fresh install and had never installed them in the first place.
b) There is ONE Win9x driver required for the dock, but it is easily available. On the thinkpads.com A22m drivers page, there is a "CMD Ultra DMA IDE driver" which is actually for the dock.

That solved all missing drivers!

Sadly, the Voodoo 2 is dead. I realized the 256 pin chip had a chunk of pins bent/cracked off the board. I tried to repair it but failed pretty bad. Those 0.25mm pitch pins are probably why BGA was invented ...
I still want to get a Voodoo running in this thing :twisted:

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Re: Dock II (2877) Windows 98 drivers?

#5 Post by CrazyTPFan » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:19 pm

@tdot please post an update when you get a voodoo running in their. I would love to see something like that! It would essentially make it a fully fledged 90s desktop.
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