Technical Document # - 4144718
Family: Operating Systems
Product: OS/2 Warp
Release: 3.0

Last Updated: 01/21/1998


Updating OS/2 Warp Installation Diskettes


This document provides information about refreshing OS/2 Warp
Installation diskettes using the utility program, UPDTINST.
This program should be used only if you are not able to install
OS/2 Warp on your system. It will update the device drivers on
Installation Diskette 1 for use during installation, and then
update these drivers on your hard disk at the end of the first
phase of OS/2 Warp installation (after Diskette 6 has been
processed but before you restart to continue the second phase).

If you already have installed OS/2 Warp and are having problems,
contact IBM OS/2 support to inquire about a fix for your specific
problem. If one is available, you will be given instructions about
downloading the FixPak that contains your fix.

The support phone numbers are in the Customer Service and Support
document in the box your OS/2 Warp came in.

UPDTINST will work for either a diskette-based installation or a
CD-ROM-based one.


Before You Start

1. Use DISKCOPY from either DOS or OS/2 to copy
   Diskette 1. Be sure to use 2 MB diskettes; 1 MB diskettes
   will not work reliably when formatted to 1.44 MB. Use the
   backup diskettes when running UPDTINST, unless directed to
   do otherwise.

2. Place WARPINST.EXE in a directory by itself; then type
   WARPINST and press Enter. WARPINST.EXE is a self-extracting
   ZIP file, so the original, uncompressed files will be created
   in this directory.

3. Copy WARPINST.EXE to a diskette for safekeeping; then delete
   it from the hard disk.

4. Copy all the other files to another diskette for use during

   phase 2, if you plan to format the partition they are in
   during OS/2 Warp installation.

  The total space required for WARPINST.EXE and the unzipped

   files is 1.25 MB. Without WARPINST.EXE, the space required
   is 800 KB, so the device-driver files, UPDTINST.BAT and
   UPDTINST.CMD, and the README.UPD file will fit on a single
   2 MB diskette.

Insufficient Diskette Space

Both 3.5-inch and 5.25-inch diskettes are supported. However,
if you are using 5.25-inch diskettes (or if you have vendor-supplied
device drivers), free diskette space is very limited. If the
update process reports an error, you have probably run out of
room on the diskette. Try deleting some unused files from the
second 5.25-inch diskette.

Attention: If you delete files, be sure to delete them only
            from the backup diskette. Keep your original
            OS/2 Warp Installation diskettes intact. This is
           especially important during the first phase of a

            diskette-based installation.  After Diskette 6 has
            been processed, you are prompted to insert Diskette 1.
            At this point, you should use the original,
            unmodified Diskette 1, because the Installation
            program might want to copy one or more of the files
            you deleted. This will be the only time you will need
            the original, unmodified Diskette 1.

Depending on your hardware and the file system you will use
during installation, you can delete:

* HPFS.IFS (This is already deleted for CD-ROM 5.25-inch diskette
  installation. Delete this ONLY if you are not using high
  performance file system (HPFS).)



* If you are installing a CD-ROM version of OS/2 Warp, you also

  can delete one or more unneeded CD-ROM drivers (see "Utility
  Files" later in the document). Be sure to remark-out (REM)
  the corresponding lines in the CONFIG.SYS file on the backup
  diskette you are working with.

* You can delete one or more unneeded diskette controller

  drivers (see "Utility Files" later in the document). Be sure
  to remark-out (REM) the  corresponding lines in the
  CONFIG.SYS file on the backup diskette.

If you still need additional disk space, determine if your system
has an Adaptec SCSI disk controller card. If it is one of the
following, delete AIC7780.ADD:

* AHA 2740/2742
* AHA 2840/2842VL
* AIC 7770 EISA/ISA SCSI chip

Delete AIC7770.ADD if you
don't have any of these.

If your system does not have a Sony CD-ROM drive, you can delete:


If your system has a Sony CD-ROM drive and not a Philips CD-ROM
drive, you can delete LMS206.ADD.

If you delete any files:

1. Edit the CONFIG.SYS file on the updated diskette.

2. Remark-out (REM) any statements that refer to the deleted

3. Delete any SET COPYFROMFLOPPY=1 statements. (These are
   added by UPDTINST.)

The UPDTINST program is designed to update only files that are
actually on the OS/2 Warp Installation diskettes (phase 1), or
the hard disk (phase 2), so you won't have any problems when you
delete optional files. The deleted files will not be re-added.

Update Installation Diskette 1 (Phase 1)

You can run UPDTINST from either native DOS or any version of
OS/2 2.x.

To run from DOS:

1. Change to the directory that contains the unzipped files.

2. Type UPDTINST a: and press Enter (a is the diskette drive
   where you will be inserting Installation Diskette 1 that you
   want to update).

3. Proceed with the installation of OS/2 Warp using the updated

To run from OS/2 2.x:

1. Open an OS/2 Full Screen or Window session.

2. Change to the directory that contains the unzipped files.

3. Type UPDTINST a: and press Enter (a is the diskette drive
   where you will be inserting Installation Diskette 1 that you
   want to update).

4. Proceed with the installation of OS/2 Warp using the updated

Additional Information

* If you are going to format the partition that contains the
  directory with the unzipped files, you must copy the files,
  as well as UPDTINST.BAT and UPDTINST.CMD, to diskette before
  starting OS/2 Warp installation. You will not be able to run
  WARPINST again during the hard-disk update (phase 2), because
  DOS support for OS/2 Warp has not been installed yet. You
  might want to place WARPINST.EXE on one diskette and the
  unzipped files on another.

* If you run UPDTINST multiple times against the same set of
  diskettes, you will have to edit the CONFIG.SYS file and
  remove duplicate lines containing SET COPYFROMFLOPPY= and
  SET WARPINST= lines. This will conserve valuable diskette
  free space.

Update the Hard Disk (Phase 2)

At the end of phase 1, you are prompted to remove
Diskette 6
(for a diskette-based installation) and press Enter to shut
down the system. DO NOT DO THIS. Instead, just remove Diskette 6
if necessary and exit the installation.

Do the following to update any device drivers that were installed

in your OS/2 Warp boot partition during phase 1:

1. Open the
OS/2 System folder; then open Command Prompts.

2. Select either OS/2 Window or OS/2 Full Screen.

3. Change to the directory where the unzipped files and the
  UPDTINST.CMD file are located.

Note: If you formatted the partition these files were in
         during installation, insert the diskette with the
         unzipped files in drive A and change to drive A.

4. Type
UPDTINST x: and press Enter (x is the drive on which
   you are installing OS/2 Warp).

  The UPDTINST program will make multiple passes, updating

   device drivers in one directory during each pass. It will
   add to or create \OS2\INSTALL\SERVICE.LOG information for
   the updated files. It also  will add a line to your
   CONFIG.SYS file similar to:

SET WARPINST=UPDTINST 04 Feb 1996 22:50:01 Build: 8.239

  You then can enter
ECHO %WARPINST% from an OS/2 session to
   display this data when needed. You also can see it by using
   the SET command, but this will display all the environmental

Utility Files

This section lists device-driver files that might be on the
diskette. The actual files on the diskette will vary, depending
on which version of OS/2 Warp you are installing, and if it is
the diskette or CD-ROM version.

"DISK" and "CDROM" indicate the type of drivers in case you need
to delete additional files to make room on the diskette you are

FILE             │ TYPE     ││ FILE             │ TYPE     │
 │ AHA152X.ADD      │ DISK     ││ AHA154X.ADD      │ DISK     │
 │ AHA164X.ADD      │ DISK     ││ AHA174X.ADD      │ DISK     │
 │ AIC7770.ADD      │ DISK     ││ AIC7870.ADD      │ DISK     │
 │ BTSCSI.ADD       │ DISK     ││ CHINCDS1.FLT     │ CDROM    │
 │ CLOCK01.SYS      │          ││ CLOCK02.SYS      │          │
 │ CMD640X.ADD      │ DISK     ││ CMDATAPI.FLT     │ CDROM    │
 │ DELIVERY.SYS     │          ││ DETNE2.SYS       │          │
 │ DOS.SYS          │          ││ DPT20XX.ADD      │ DISK     │
 │ FD16-700.ADD     │ DISK     ││ FD7000EX.ADD     │ DISK     │
 │ FD8XX.ADD        │ DISK     ││ HITCDS1.FLT      │ CDROM    │
 │ IBM1FLPY.ADD     │          ││ IBM1S506.ADD     │          │
 │ IBM2FLPY.ADD     │          ││ IBM2SCSI.ADD     │          │
 │ IBMIDECD.FLT     │          ││ IBMINT13.I13     │          │
 │ IBMKBD.SYS       │          ││ KBDBASE.SYS      │          │
 │ LMS206.ADD       │ CDROM    ││ MITFX001.ADD     │ CDROM    │
 │ MOUSE.SYS        │          ││ NECCDS1.FLT      │ CDROM    │
 │ NPXEMLTR.DLL     │          ││ OS2CDROM.DMD     │          │
 │ OS2DASD.DMD      │          ││ PRINT01.SYS      │          │
 │ PRINT02.SYS      │          ││ RESOURCE.SYS     │          │
 │ SBCD2.ADD        │ CDROM    ││ SCREEN01.SYS     │          │
 │ SCREEN02.SYS     │          ││ SONY31A.ADD      │ CDROM    │
 │ SONY535.ADD      │ CDROM    ││ TESTCFG.SYS      │          │
 │ TMV1SCSI.ADD     │          ││ TOSHCDS1.FLT     │ CDROM    │
 │ XDFLOPPY.FLT     │          ││                  │          │

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