OS/2 Warp Installation Notes for Compaq Aero
What you end up doing is having multiple config.sys files.
One for floppy use and another if you want to use some other
I also have a few others one for each of: floppy, normal, ethernet.
It's a real pain in the ass but the ether drivers need the card to
be inserted at boot time. (This is also the case for Windows.)
The essential method is this:
- Perform a normal install without PCMCIA support.
There is a window about 7 disks in that lets you change
your monitor and turn on on PCMCIA support, etc.
Simply set nothing at this stage.
- After installation is complete and the system is up install PCMCIA
support using Selective Install in the System Setup folder. I use
the "Compaq Concerto" selection.
copy c:\config.sys c:\os2\boot\config.p
copy c:\config.sys c:\os2\boot\config.f
- Remove or comment out these lines from
\os2\boot\altf1.cmd after the first "IF" line
add something like this
IF P==%1 GOTO bootpcmcia
IF p==%1 GOTO bootpcmcia
IF F==%1 GOTO bootfloppy
IF f==%1 GOTO bootfloppy
Just before the last line in the file ":end", add something like this
copy c:\os2\boot\config.p c:\config.sys
copy c:\os2\boot\config.f c:\config.sys
\os2\boot\altf1bot.scr, this is a text file that
initially has nothing in it. Add something like this:
p - pcmcia
f - floppy
- When the OS/2 line visible at the top left of the screen while booting
you can press ALT-F1 to get access to the script you just changed.
Press f to load the non-pcmcia version of config.sys, p for the
- !!!NOTE!!! -- this means that when you install something that changes
config.sys you will need to make these changes in \os2\boot\config.p and f.
See also section in the os2 pharmacy.
Reed Wade --