Installing OS/2 Warp 4.0 and its device drivers - ThinkPad 390, 1720
This document describes how to install OS/2 with DOS and Windows 3.11, as well as the OS/2 ThinkPad device drivers.
 
Overall procedure
1. Have the DOS, Windows 3.11, and OS/2 installation packages in hand.
2. Back up your software and personal data files on the hard disk.
3. Create the installation diskettes of the device drivers using the Diskette Factory program preloaded on the hard disk, or go to the ThinkPad Web site and download the latest hardware driver diskettes. You need to create at least the following device driver diskettes:
 
Device Driver Diskette Name
Display driverVideo Features Diskette for OS/2
PC Card support softwarePC Card Director for OS/2
Audio device driverAudio Features Diskette for OS/2
ThinkPad Modem driverThinkPad Modem Driver Diskette for OS/2
TrackPoint driverTrackPoint Driver Diskette for OS/2
Note : If you have already formatted the hard drive, you can download the drivers by clicking the links in the above table.
 
4. Install OS/2 and the software.
 
Preparing for the installation of OS/2
1. Click here to download and extract the updated OS/2 Warp 4 installation diskettes 1 & 2 .
2. Install OS/2 Warp Version 4 using the original diskettes..
3. When you are prompted to insert disk 1, insert the update diskette 1 that you created in step 1.
4. When you are prompted to insert disk 2, insert the update diskette 2 that you created in step 1.
5. Go to the next section to install OS/2 Warp Version 4.
 
Installing OS/2 Warp
Your installation of OS/2 depends on whether you use the Dual Boot or the Boot Manager for switching between OS/2 and DOS/Windows 3.11.
  • If you use the Dual Boot, go to next step.
  • If you use the Boot Manager, install the Boot Manager first. Then go to next step. (Refer to the OS/2 documentation for installing Boot Manager.)
 
1. Install OS/2 by referring to the OS/2 documentation. Pay attention to the following when you install OS/2:
  • Select VGA as the Primary Display in the "System Configuration" window.
  • Select No Support Installed , not PCMCIA Feature , in the "System Configuration" window.
  • (For using the CD-ROM drive:) Select Non-Listed IDE CD-ROM or IDE CD-ROM for the CD-ROM in the "System Configuration" window.
2 . After OS/2 has been successfully installed, restart the computer.
 
Installing the display device driver for OS/2
The display driver enables you to use various screen resolutions and colors for the LCD and external monitor. The display driver also takes advantage of the computer's video capability.
 
Before Installation
Before you begin installing the display driver, set the display device mode to LCD by typing PS2 SC LCD at the command prompt and pressing Enter .
To install the ThinkPad display device driver for OS/2:
1. Start OS/2.
2. Insert "Video Features Diskette for OS/2" into the diskette drive.
3. Open the OS/2 full screen or OS/2 window and go to the A: prompt.
4. Type SETUP X (X=boot drive) and press Enter .
5. Select Primary Display on the display driver install panel and click on OK .
6. Select NeoMagic MagicGraph 128/V/ZV/XD and MagicMedia256AV on the primary display driver list panel and click on OK .
7. Make sure the source directory is A:\ and click on Install .
8. Follow the instructions on the screen.
9. After the installation is complete, remove the diskette, shut down OS/2, and restart the computer.
 
Installing the PC Card support software for OS/2
To use the PC Cards, you need to install the following device drivers and software associated with PC Card when installing an operating system:
 
PC Card support program (PC Card Director)
  • Card Services device driver
  • Socket Services device driver
  • PC Card Power Management device driver
  • PC Card Director utility
  • PC Card client device drivers (only when PC Card Director does not support the PC Card)

To install the PC Card support software for OS/2:
1. Start OS/2; then open the OS/2 full-screen command prompt.
2. Insert the "PC Card Director for OS/2" into the diskette drive.
3. Type A:\PCMINST2 and press Enter .
4. Follow the instructions on the screen.
5. Click on OK when you have completed the installation.
6. Close all applications, remove the diskette from the diskette drive, and restart the computer.
 
Installing the audio device driver for OS/2
1. Start OS/2.
2. Insert the "Audio Features Diskette for OS/2" into the diskette drive.
3. Open the OS/2 command prompt and type MINSTALL ; then press Enter .
4. Select the source drive as A: (the drive name for the diskette drive of your computer).
5. The installation program shows "NeoMagic MagicWave 3D Series Driver".
6. Click on NeoMagic MagicWave 3D Series Driver. A check mark appears next to the selected item.
7. Click on Install ; then follow the instructions on the screen.
8. When you have completed the installation, restart the computer.
 
Installing the ThinkPad Modem driver for OS/2
You must install the ThinkPad Modem software for OS/2 to use the modem function.
If you have multiple operating systems, you might need to install the ThinkPad Modem software for each operating system. For example, to enable OS/2 and Windows applications for ThinkPad Modem functions, install the ThinkPad Modem software for both OS/2 and Windows.
 
To install the ThinkPad Modem driver for OS/2:
1. Insert the "ThinkPad Modem Driver Diskette for OS/2" into the diskette drive.
2. Copy the OS2 driver ltmdmos2.sys to the C:\OS2\BOOT directory.
3. Add the following line to the CONFIG.SYS file in the root directory:
DEVICE=C:\OS2\BOOT\LTMDMOS2.SYS
 
Make sure that the modem driver loads before the comm driver. This requires this statement to be put before the DEVICE=C:\OS2\BOOT\COM.SYS statement.
 
4. Reboot the computer to make the modem active.
 
Note: Non-U.S. users must run the Country Selection program in the ThinkPad Modem window after the ThinkPad Modem installation is complete. Restart the computer after you run Country Selection .
If You Use the WIN-OS/2 Environment
 
If you use the ThinkPad Modem functions in WIN-OS/2:
1. Install the ThinkPad Modem software for Windows in a full-screen WIN-OS/2 environment according to the procedure in Installing the ThinkPad Modem Driver for Windows 3.11.
2. Check your WIN-OS/2 Settings and modify them as follows, referring to your OS/2 manuals:
  • WIN_RUN_MODE 3.1 = Enhanced Compatibility
  • HW_TIMER = ON
  • INT_DURING_IO = ON
  • DOS_BACKGROUND_EXECUTION = ON
 
Installing the TrackPoint driver for OS/2
To install the TrackPoint driver for OS/2:
1. Start OS/2.
2. Insert the "TrackPoint Driver Diskette for OS/2" into the diskette drive.
3. Go to the OS/2 command prompt and type A:\INSTALL and press Enter . Follow the instructions on the screen.
4. If you are prompted for a location to install the files, select the drive where OS/2 is installed.
5. Remove the "TrackPoint Driver Diskette for OS/2" from the diskette drive, and restart your computer to make the new settings effective.


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