Arghhh... what a nightmare!
:) I had to search for a long time to track down the v1.13 SCSI
drivers. Once I found the drivers they wouldn't fit on the OS/2
Installation disk. After 5 or 6 hours of trial and error I finally came
up with a method to install everything.
Start by making a copy of
the Installation Disk. Boot into DOS and use DISKCOPY to make an exact
copy of the OS/2 Installation Disk or it won't boot. This method may not
work if the drive was setup to use the HPFS file system. Replace the HPFS.IFS file
on the new install disk with a 0K file of the same size. Just make a
blank .txt file and name it HPFS.IFS. This will free up enough room on
the disk to allow all the SCSI files to fit.
Copy all the SCSI 1604
driver files onto a separate floppy disc. Then copy the real HPFS.IFS
file off the original installation disk onto this disk. You'll need this
Now copy the SCSI driver
files onto the copy of your OS/2 Install disk. You need to copy all the
files in the DISK0 folder, SHARE folder and 1640
folder. Just copy them onto the disc using DOS or Windows. Now you
should be able to boot with the OS/2 install disc and go through the
install process. When it's finished leave the disk in the drive and
reboot. When the blue screen appears hit ESC and exit to the blinking
Now insert the SCSI driver
disc you made and type SETUP. I added a special SETUP.CMD file to copy
all the files onto the hard drive and replace the 0K HPFS.IFS file with
the real one. When it's done copying take the disk out of the drive and
the hard drive should boot into OS/2 v1.13.
WARNING: Mouse and
Keyboard problem! I came across a problem with my PS/2 mouse and
keyboard. I had an MS Mouse and MS Natural Keyboard attached. They both
worked fine in DOS but when I installed OS/2 the computer would hang
during startup. I had to switch to an old AT keyboard with a PS/2
adaptor before it would boot correctly. You can also disable the
MSPS202.SYS file in the config.sys file to boot with no mouse.
Note: I found some
other useful information when searching for drivers. If your reference
disk won't boot, run this from DOS. It should make it bootable again.
You can press CTRL+A on the
main Reference screen to test one thing at a time.