From: UberTechnoid_at_Home.com <(UberTechnoid_at_Home.com)>
Date: Tue Dec 18 13:50:55 2001

I've been running OS/2 as my main desktop since 1992 so I don't know
anyone more qualified....:

I've never had any trouble making duplicates/backups of my OS/2 cdroms.
Including EcomStation.

Warp connect and Warp 4 will require patched installation floppy to
install on a drive larger than 4.0gb. SCSI drives excepted I believe. The
files you need are at IBM's software support site and are: FDISK.COM, and
IBM1S506.ASS ---> the IDE hard disk driver for os/2.

Ecomstation and newer releases from IBM don't have this limitation.

I use Ecomstation on my main machine. My router is running Warp Connect
with the latest fixpacks (OS/2 has had web-enabled auto-updates for YEARS
which makes it easy as pie to update). The router software is "SafeFire"
nat router and firewall (freeware). It serves my Sparc, Vax, AtariST, OS/2
PC, and two Windows boxes in addition to my Data General mini.



In <10112181838.ZM25711_at_mindy.dunnington.u-net.com>, on 12/18/01
   at 06:38 PM, pete_at_dunnington.u-net.com (Pete Turnbull) said:

>On Dec 18, 10:56, Christopher Smith wrote:

>> Well, I've never met a standard CD that it wouldn't work on. I was told
>> third-hand by somebody who worked for SGI that their media was somehow
>> protected" and couldn't be reproduced well.
>> I've successfully imaged my IRIX 6.2 media and booted/installed my system
>> from the backup. Works fine.

>Same experience here. i've made copies of IRIX CDs, and I've made
>non-standard bootable distribution CDs. The only unusual feature is that
>they're an EFS filesystem rather than, say, ISO9660. But as far as a
>burner is concerned, an image is an image, and as far as Linux's dd
>command is concerned, the same is true (I've copied Apple CDs the same
>way, by dd'ing from the raw disk device holding the CD, to a file.).

Jeffrey S. Worley
Asheville, NC USA
Received on Tue Dec 18 2001 - 13:50:55 GMT

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