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If anyone is interested, you can run OS/2 Warp under VMware Fusion.

Build an "other" virtual machine.
Before starting it, go to Documents, Virtual Machines

Right click the OS/2 VM, show package contents
open the vmx file with textedit

change the guestOS line to:

guestOS="os2experimental"

Warp 4 works best patched to Fixpack 5; higher won't run.

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If anyone is interested, you can run OS/2 Warp under VMware Fusion.

Build an "other" virtual machine.
Before starting it, go to Documents, Virtual Machines

Right click the OS/2 VM, show package contents
open the vmx file with textedit

change the guestOS line to:

guestOS="os2experimental"

Warp 4 works best patched to Fixpack 5; higher won't run.



Where can I get an installable OS/2 image file? :P ;)

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Where can I get an installable OS/2 image file? :o ;)


People sell old copies of warp on ebay all the time.

Warp 3 is easy, Warp 4 you might have to hunt awhile.

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I tried to install OS/2 Warp Version 3. After the Welcome-Screen i get a black screen with an unterscore and nothing happens anymore. Any ideas? I followed the instruction as writen above. New "other" virtual machine and after that changing the guestOS parameter to "os2experimental".

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If anyone is interested, you can run OS/2 Warp under VMware Fusion.

Build an "other" virtual machine.
Before starting it, go to Documents, Virtual Machines

Right click the OS/2 VM, show package contents
open the vmx file with textedit

change the guestOS line to:

guestOS="os2experimental"

Warp 4 works best patched to Fixpack 5; higher won't run.


Awesome!!
Thanks, been thinking about setting up OS/2 in a vm for some time now, this came in quite handy!

:-D

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I just have one question.......

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I just have one question.......

Y?

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Because it's fun!
I have used OS/2 in the past, it's a great os! This is just for fun and to keep the mind sharp and not forget ways to work at a problem.
Same reason as to why keep my C64 around, my Spectrum, my SGI workstation... fun to tinker with.
And of course, it's a blast from the past!

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