Unreliable OS/2 Booting in dual
Posted on 1998-11-23
When we load OS/2 on Pentium 166 MHz or above, for dual boot operation (DOS and OS/2), the machine hangs on selecting the
os/2 option from boot manager menu. This may happen randomly, i.e. many times the system boots smoothly to OS/2 . When there is a problem, the screen is blank with the cursor blinking in the top left corner. The usual white square followed by text OS/2 does not appear in this case.
Hoever, the DOS option from boot manager menu works 100% of times.
We tried various timeouts for boot menu selection, using OS/2 FDISK(including value 0 meaning always boot to OS/2 directly). When this problem occurs, one has to reset the PC , and give another try.
We have OS/2 warp 3.0 with Fixpack 17.