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I want to install OS/2 on a 205CDS Toshiba laptop with Windows95. I cannot get past the CD, it locks up.
Do I need to partition? I want to keep Win95.
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Question by:les050397
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by:darbysys
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If you want to keep your WIN 95 systema nd OS/2 both safe and
sound, make a seperate partition for OS/2. Use partition magic
3.0 and do it real easy.

What do you mean by it won't get past the CD? Install doesn't
see it or what?

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yboisjoly earned 300 total points
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If you have Windows 95 pre-installed, you will need Partition
Magic to resize your existing partition, move it a bit to create
a 2M partition for Boot Manager, and create a new EXTENDED
partition for OS/2. Choose an extended partition for OS/2. This
will permit you to install OS/2 in a logical partition and reach
the Windows 95 partition (on drive C) from OS/2.

If you install Windows 95 by yourself, Start by installing OS/2
with the boot manager partition in the begining of your space
drive, reserve (by creating) a primary partition for Windows 95,
and create a logical partition for OS/2. Install OS/2 and finish
by the installation of Windows 95. It will warn you that you
have a boot manager partition and that it will need to
desactivate it for the installation. Don't worry, this is
because Windows 95 need to make the C partition the active one.
After your Windows 95 installation, go to the DOS prompt, run
FDISK and use the options 2. to make the boot manager back to
the active partition. the next time you'll boot, boot manager
will be the one that will be active and then boot.

Now, for your problem with the CD-ROM:

When you insert the first disk and see the little white square
in the left corner of your screen at boot time, press CRTL+F2.
This will active the debug mode and you will see each line of
the config.sys as they load in the last line of your screen. the
one that crashes your system will stay there. Edit the
config.sys file and put a REM in front of the offending line.
IBM load a lot of defaults drivers to be sure that all existing
hardware is recongnize. But sometime, a specific driver doesn't
work with a specific hardware and the system freeze.

Yves Boisjoly
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