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I am having a lot of trouble converting an old (existing & 
installed) OS/2 bootable partition (Warp Server Advanced =
HPFS386) to a new drive.

I tried most everything (Partition Magic & DriveImage) but
it just wont work. The problem is the size of the new drive
is 4.3 GB (Quantum BF) and that gives trouble under DOS (or
so it seems)

Now what i did was creating a new partition on the new
drive, formatting it HPFS and simply copy the old files to
the new partition with xcopy /s/e/t *

It worked just fine, but i am unable to make the new
partition to be recognized as bootable (kernel file missing
error).

Sysinstx did *not* work on this!

Well,

please *help* me out here!!!!

Regards,

Joachyz, Haarlem, Holland.
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evil_ed earned 100 total points
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Hi JOchie ...

However this is not exactly what you were asking i can help you
perhaps a little by telling you how i did this upto now :

I create a complete image using rar 4 os/2 and after that i reinstall a clean os/2 on the new drive ands unrar the old archive over the new one ....

most of the time it gives me no trouble at all, but i admit it takes a little work bcoz yhou have to reinstall a new os/2 .

give it a try, won't take that long ....

grtx eddie



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by:joachyz
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Okay, will try that, thanx!

Few more questions though:

1) where & why to find & use RAR
2) i suppose you add the second HD to your system to be able to
use that RAR image?
3) het is natuurlijk wel een idee... Dan boot het in ieder geval
:-)

MZZL,

Joachyz.
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