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From: Robert Wolfe (1:396/4)
To: n/a
Date: Sun, 14.06.20 14:57
Warp 3 Connect
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?

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: Dave Yeo (1:396/4)
To: n/a
Date: Sun, 14.06.20 14:57
Re: Warp 3 Connect
From: Dave Yeo <dave.r.yeo@gmail.com>

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/englis
h/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It is out of date but has the file names etc to plug into Google.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: Barbara (1:396/4)
To: n/a
Date: Sun, 14.06.20 14:57
Re: Warp 3 Connect
From: "Barbara" <bca.1824@clutter.gmail.net>

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 (1:396/4)
To: n/a
Date: Sun, 14.06.20 14:57
Re: Warp 3 Connect
From: Marcel Mueller <news.5.maazl@spamgourmet.org>

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: Andreas Kohl (1:396/4)
To: n/a
Date: Sun, 14.06.20 14:57
Re: Warp 3 Connect
From: Andreas Kohl <ak120@arcor.de>

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 (1:396/4)
To: n/a
Date: Sun, 14.06.20 14:57
Re: Warp 3 Connect
From: robert.wolfe@wildcat.uuhec.net (Robert Wolfe)

-=> @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.

.... An honest politician is one who, when bought, stays bought.
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From: Robert Wolfe (1:396/4)
To: n/a
Date: Sun, 14.06.20 14:57
Re: Warp 3 Connect
From: robert.wolfe@wildcat.uuhec.net (Robert Wolfe)

-=> 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.

BC> This may still apply:

BC> 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: Dave Yeo (1:396/4)
To: n/a
Date: Sun, 14.06.20 14:57
Re: Warp 3 Connect
From: Dave Yeo <dave.r.yeo@gmail.com>

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 (1:396/4)
To: n/a
Date: Sun, 14.06.20 14:57
Re: Warp 3 Connect
From: Marcel Mueller <news.5.maazl@spamgourmet.org>

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.Wink 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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