Welcome to my tutorial for :
How to install OS/2 Warp 4
Tested on : Virtual PC2007
------------------VirtualBox any version
------------------Blank .img files
I have a 3.00Ghz Dell computer with 768DDR2 Ram And Intel Extreme Graphics 2 + ATI RAGE HD (Not used in this test)
And got it working like a charm.
My method on how i got it working without any error or freezes, maybe long loadings but understandable for an old os.
1st: you need to get ahold of an iso or maybe a cd of your own.
2nd:Get windows 3.11 (I didint test W3.11 for workgrps)
3rd: Get a floppy image of Dos6.22.
4th: insert that floppy image and boot the computer, dont need the iso yet, type : A: Fdisk.
5th: Create a partition FAT or Unknown (Havent tried FAT)
6th:Reboot the computer by pressing file, ctrl+alt+del or Reset.
7th:Keep the floppy in, and type : A: Format C:
8th: press yes.
9th:Install windows 3.11 either with floppys or iso using the dos6.22 floppy.
10th:This is where your warp4 iso comes in and the blank img files. In my method i used 3 copys of windows95boot.img renamed Install.img,Disk1.img,Disk2.img. So make sure you have that ready. go on file manager and go in your cdrom drive, click cdinst and it will open a dos window saying, press enter. Well press enter then L: lol. It will ask for the first blank floppy, put in your blank or renamed img disk1.img then disk2.img, then install.img.
11th: Forgot to tell i now went to virtual pc. Because for some reason the version of Virtual box i was using when making the 10th step, it would hang at 3 percent making the first floppy img. Got the same hard disk, 2gb, half-ly partitioned(Not entirely used for dual booting xD) with 200ram setting. booting with the install.img with the iso captured, putting disk1,2.
For those who are impatient, yes the first OSWARP loading screen is long dont worry, its working its way there.
And finally getting the installer to work, ingoring any problems the installer gives me and continuing till it asks for the TCP/IP
Subnet mask which is : IP address: 192.168.17.2 network mask: 255.255.255.0.
Then just letting it flow easy with no further warnings :>.
IF anything should be added, post it :> people will see it, maybe sticky it so people can post more of their experience and more people will get help from others's exp.
Have fun with OS/2 Warp 4!!