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PS/2 Model 80, install OS/2 Warp 3 from second HDD?

Dagwood

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I would like to install OS/2 Warp 3, for which I have original media, to my PS/2 model 80 with the following drive configuration.

A: 1.44 Floppy
C: 120GB SCSI Formatted fresh and MS-DOS 6.22 installed, boots
D: 400GB SCSI Formatted clean, copied OS/2 Warp 3 CD-ROM contents to it using another computer
?: SCSI CD-ROM (non functional)

Is it possible to install OS/2 to the C: hard drive from the D: hard drive instead of a CD-ROM? I would imagine the boot floppies attempt to load a CD-ROM driver and then want to use that path as the source, how to over-ride? I'm starting to look at the contents of the two floppy disks but I figured it best to ask advice on this.

Thank you.
 

Dagwood

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Nevermind, it installed quite smoothly! I guess I was expecting more trouble.
 

Stone

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Hold up.
You put a 400gb hard drive in a model 80 and nothing complained?: :shocked:
If it didn't complain about the 120GB why would it complain about the 400GB?

As an aside, why would you need either of those drive sizes on that particular machine?
 

Dagwood

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For future visitors who may not understand... GB was a typo on my part instead of MB and I couldn't find a way to edit my post to correct it.
 

WBST

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:lol: You think you're joking, don't you? :D

In theory, it's only a case of a custom BIOS for the IBM Fast+Wide Adapter/A and some SC.EXE and Set and View SCSI devices hacking to support >3.94GB HDs. This was not even considered a possible necessity at the time of their design.
 

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