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Ways to run old OS/2 versions [message #174] Tue, 27 October 2015 15:42 Go to next message
ProgramadorCCCP is currently offline  ProgramadorCCCP
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I tried several ways to run my old OS/2 3.0, without success. Tried VMWare, tried VirtualBox (Oracle) but I can pass the first steps. The only way I can get a running system is to install it in an old computer.

Do you know some tricks that we can use?
Re: Ways to run old OS/2 versions [message #181 is a reply to message #174] Fri, 30 October 2015 20:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Check out the 2nd post.
https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=17515

I had the same issue and that's how I fixed it.

EDIT: Sorry for being a little under-descriptive... it involved switching CPU to AMD in the Virtualbox settings. Razz


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Re: Ways to run old OS/2 versions [message #420 is a reply to message #181] Thu, 17 December 2015 18:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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QEMU may work. virtuallyfun.superglobalmegacorp.com does some stuff with OS2, I think somewhere they have an image for download.

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Re: Ways to run old OS/2 versions [message #426 is a reply to message #420] Thu, 17 December 2015 18:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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OS/2 is one of my favorite OSes because it's Windows compatible and has many extra features added to it.

Re: Ways to run old OS/2 versions [message #446 is a reply to message #426] Thu, 17 December 2015 22:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It's nice. Just wish they'd carried on developing it. Imagine if OS/2 8 (like Windows Cool...
I heard it had spun off into eComStation. Sad. Wish they would open source it.


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Re: Ways to run old OS/2 versions [message #447 is a reply to message #446] Thu, 17 December 2015 22:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I emailed ecomstation and asked why it's more money than Windows and they "thanks for your interest. eComStation contains a license to OS/2 Warp 4.52 and as such cannot be free. Development is ongoing, updates should be available later this year.


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Re: Ways to run old OS/2 versions [message #449 is a reply to message #447] Thu, 17 December 2015 22:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I might buy a copy of OS/2 warp and host it on 4Tech remote PC so people can experience it legally for free

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Re: Ways to run old OS/2 versions [message #450 is a reply to message #449] Thu, 17 December 2015 22:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That would be great

Re: Ways to run old OS/2 versions [message #452 is a reply to message #450] Thu, 17 December 2015 22:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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If I can find it cheaply that is.
Yes, I could get it from VetusWare but technically that's still illegal and I want to keep my forum free of that.
The cheapest I can find it is $40 here. I'd rather get some more RAM and a quad core CPU for my server for that.
I'll check around sometime. I might already have access to a copy.


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Re: Ways to run old OS/2 versions [message #453 is a reply to message #452] Thu, 17 December 2015 22:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I will, however, be hosting OSFree if the licence allows and the Windows NT series.
I'm sure someone I know owns a copy of OS/2 somewhere...


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Re: Ways to run old OS/2 versions [message #456 is a reply to message #453] Thu, 17 December 2015 22:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Wow! I didn't know osfree existed! Thanks!

Re: Ways to run old OS/2 versions [message #457 is a reply to message #456] Thu, 17 December 2015 22:48 Go to previous message
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It doesn't look finished but still is a nice concept, much like ReactOS

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