Technical Document # - 1173721
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Family: Operating Systems
Product: OS/2 Warp
Release: 3.0
Syslevel: XR03000

Last Updated: 01/15/1998
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TITLE

Creating Diskettes from the OS/2 Warp CD-ROM

DESCRIPTION

This document describes how to create diskettes for CD-ROM installation.

RESOLUTION

Notes:

* Be sure to make a copy of any file you intend to change.
* Use formatted diskettes for these procedures.

Creating Diskettes for CD-ROM Installation

To create the 2 "kicker" diskettes for CD-ROM installation:

1. Insert the
OS/2 Warp CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.

2. Change to the CD-ROM drive; then type
x: and press Enter
   (x is the letter assigned to the CD-ROM drive).

3. Type
CDINST and press Enter. You are prompted to insert
   blank formatted diskettes.

4. When the process is complete, press
Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart
  the system and begin installation of OS/2 Warp.

Creating a Full Set of Diskettes from the CD-ROM

1. Insert the
OS/2 Warp CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.

2. Change to the CD-ROM drive; then type
x: and press Enter
   (x is the letter assigned to the CD-ROM drive).

3. Type
MAKEDSKS and press Enter. You are prompted to insert
   blank formatted diskettes.

4.  When the process is complete, reinsert the
Installation
   
Diskette in drive A.

5.  Press
Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart the system and begin
   installation of OS/2 Warp.

XDF--Diskette Image Format

XDF is a higher capacity diskette-image format for OS/2 Warp installation. This reduces the number of diskettes needed for installation.

Two new files, XDFLOPPY.FLT and XDFCOPY.EXE, and the new versions of IBM1FLPY.ADD and IBM2FLPY.ADD are needed.

Setting Up an OS/2 Imaging Environment

You can use XDF to create disk images only if your computer has OS/2 2.1 or a later version installed.

Only a single imaging session can be used.

For All Systems

Copy the XDFCOPY.EXE file from the
Installation Diskette to the \OS2 directory.

For ISA and Non-Micro-Channel Systems

1. Rename IBM1FLPY.ADD to IBM1FLPY.OLD or IBM2FLPY.ADD to

   IBM2FLPY.OLD in the \OS2 directory.

2. Copy XDFLOPPY.FLT and IBM1FLPY.ADD from
Diskette 1 to the
   \OS2 directory.

3. At the command prompt, type
E CONFIG.SYS and press Enter.
   Make the following changes to the CONFIG.SYS file:
   
   a. Add the statement BASEDEV=XDFLOPPY.FLT.

  b. For a non-Micro-Channel system,


      Change:  BASEDEV=IBM2FLPY.ADD
      To:     BASEDEV=IBM1FLPY.ADD /MCA

   
 Note: IBM1FLPY.ADD now supports ISA, EISA, PCI, and
            non-Micro-Channel systems.

4. Save and exit the file; then restart the system to activate
   the changes.

For Micro Channel Systems

1. Rename IBM2FLPY.ADD to IBM2FLPY.OLD in the \OS2 directory.

2. Copy XDFLOPPY.FLT and IBM2FLPY.ADD from
Diskette 1 to the
   \OS2 directory.

3. At the command prompt, type E CONFIG.SYS and press Enter.
  Add the following line to the CONFIG.SYS file:

     
BASEDEV=XDFLOPPY.FLT

4. Save and exit the file; then restart the system to activate
   the changes.

Note: After installing OS/2 Warp, or IBM PC DOS 6.1 or 6.3,
      place IBM1FLPY.ADD and IBM2FLPY.ADD in the OS2\BOOT
     subdirectory.

Setting Up an IBM PC-DOS 6.1 and 6.3 Imaging Environment

Copy XDFCOPY.EXE from the
Installation Diskette to your system.

Imaging from OS/2 2.1 or Higher, or DOS 6.1 or Higher

Making a Diskette from Image

At the command prompt, type:


  XDFCOPY IMAGENAME A: (or B:)

Making an Image from Diskette

At the command prompt, type:

   XDFCOPY A: (or B:) IMAGENAME

Note: XDFCOPY is limited to one OS/2 or DOS command prompt
      session at a time. Starting XDFCOPY under a second OS/2
      or DOS session locks up the system.

Layout of Disk Images

Installation Diskette and Diskette 1

These diskette images are not in the XDF format. You can add, delete, and copy files to these diskettes. The OS/2 utility programs, such as COPY, XCOPY, and DEL, can be used to
modify these diskettes.

Use the image-transfer program (for example, OS2IMAGE, IMAGE, LOADDSKF) that you currently use to create diskette images of these diskettes.

Diskette 2 through Diskette n

These diskette images are in the XDF format. You must install the XDFCOPY utility program, XDFLOPPY.FLT, and either IBM1FLPY.ADD or IBM2FLPY.ADD (depending upon your bus type).

These diskettes have software write protection. You cannot erase, bundle, or add files to
them. You can only read these diskettes or use XDFCOPY to back them up.




Document Info

Related Docs:   WARP README


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