I've used OS/2 successfully since version 2.1 and Warp 4 since it came out. Recently I sufferered a catastrophic hard drive crash and had to reinstall from scratch. I have been unable to, however, because after the three installation disks have loaded and I've pressed "enter" for
continuation of the installation, I get a black screen which says (approximately):
SYS 0318 message not found for 3175
When I choose to see details of the message, I get the same error message except the message not found is for 3475.
If I attempt to continue, I get launched into a screen alleging I've selected the Easy setup (I've never been given a choice) and to press "Esc" if I want to go back to choose Advanced. When I press "Esc" I get another SYS 0318, then I get sent to a screen alleging I'm trying to install Dual Boot (I already have Boot Manager installed).
If I try to continue after this, I get a red screen indicating a total failure. The Install.log reads:
Copying files C:Autoexec.bat > Autoexec.bak
The system cannot open the device or file specified
Open file error
An error occurred when System Installation tried to open ...
And then it stops dead with no indication of what couldn't be opened.
From other sources I found some things to try, including:
1. Changing a line in Disk 1's Config.sys from
(There were further changes to the installation procedure, but the short story was I ended up with the same error messages and red screen instead of the Advanced/Easy installation screen.)
2. Removing my NE 2000 clone Network card
3. Changing another config.sys line related to my ATAPI (generic) CD-Rom player. (It was the same CD-Rom player I'd successfully installed Warp with before with not changes necessary, but I'll try anything.)
I've found no further suggestions on the Internet through IBM's technical database resource, DejaNews or elsewhere. If anybody can give me a clue I'd be eternally grateful.