Installing OS/2 Warp 4.0 and its device drivers - ThinkPad 770X

This document describes how to install OS/2 with DOS and Windows 3.1, as well as the OS/2 ThinkPad device drivers.

Overall Procedure

  1. Have the DOS, Windows 3.1, and OS/2 installation packages in hand.
  2. Back up your software and personal data files on the hard disk.
  3. Download the device driver diskettes for DOS, Windows 3.1, and OS/2 and install them. See the Web site for installation of the each operating system.
  4. Go to the ThinkPad Web site and download the latest hardware driver diskettes. You need to create at least the following device driver diskettes.
  5. Install OS/2 and the software.


Device DriverDiskette Name
ThinkPad Configuration programUtility Diskette for OS/2
 Utility Diskette for DOS, Personalization
PC Card support softwarePC Card Director for OS/2
Audio device driverAudio Features Diskette for OS/2
Infrared device driver Infrared Features Diskette II
TrackPoint driverTrackPoint Driver Diskette for OS/2
Display driverVideo Features Diskette IV for OS/2
ThinkPad Modem driverThinkPad Modem for OS/2

Note: If you have already formatted the hard drive, you can download these drivers using the links in the table above.

Installing IBM OS/2 Warp
Preparing for the Installation of OS/2

  1. Create OS/2 Warp Version 4 Install Diskette 1 Update and OS/2 Warp Version 4 Install Diskette 2 Update using the Diskette Factory Program (refer to the User's Reference).
  2. When you are prompted to insert Disk 1, use the new diskette created in step 1.
  3. When you are prompted to insert Disk 2, use the new diskette created in step 1.
  4. Go to the next section to install OS/2 Warp Version 4.


Installing OS/2
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 3.1.
If you use the Dual Boot, go to the next step.
If you use the Boot Manager, install the Boot Manager first.
Then go to the next step. (Refer to the OS/2 documentation for information on installing Boot Manager.)


  1. Install DOS, Windows, and the ThinkPad Configuration program before installing OS/2.
  2. Install OS/2 by referring to the OS/2 documentation.


Pay attention to the following when you install OS/2:
In the "System Configuration" window, click on VGA as the Primary Display.
In the "System Configuration" window, click on No Support Installed at PCMCIA Feature.
(For using the CD-ROM drive:) In the "System Configuration" window, click on Non-Listed IDE CD-ROM or IDE CD-ROM.

Notes:
1. To install the ThinkPad Configuration for DOS Installing the ThinkPad Configuration Program for DOS .
2. To install the ThinkPad Configuration for Windows 3.1 Installing the ThinkPad Configuration Program for Windows 3.1 .

After OS/2 has been successfully installed, restart the computer.

Installing the ThinkPad Configuration Program for OS/2
To install the ThinkPad Configuration program for OS/2:

  1. Start OS/2; then insert the Utility Diskette for OS/2 into the diskette drive.
  2. Install the ThinkPad System Management device driver:

     a Open OS/2 System, System Setup, and then Install/Remove.
     b Click on Device Driver Install and click on the Install... button.
     c Click on ThinkPad System Management Device Driver; then click on OK.
3.     Open the OS/2 screen command prompt.
4.     Type A:\INSTALL2 and press Enter.
Follow the instructions on the screen.

Installing the PC Card Support Software for OS/2
To use PC Cards, you need to install the following device drivers and software associated with PC Cards:
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 Diskette into the diskette drive; then type A:\PCMINST2 and press Enter.
     Follow the instructions on the screen.
3.     Click on OK when you have completed the installation.
4.     Close all applications, remove the diskette from the diskette drive, and restart the computer.

Installing the Audio Device Driver for OS/2
To install 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).


The installation program shows Crystal Audio (Pre-Selected) and hp2.IBM OPL3 FM MIDI Synthesis (Pre-Selected).
A check mark appears next to the selected items.

5.     Click on Install; then follow the instructions on the screen.
6.     When you have completed the installation, restart the computer.

Installing the IBM TrackPoint Driver for OS/2
The TrackPoint Driver Diskette for OS/2 is intended to be used with IBM PS/2 TrackPoint Version 4.0 or later.
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. 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.

Installing the Infrared Device Driver for OS/2
To install the infrared device driver for OS/2:

  1. Start OS/2.
  2. Go to the OS/2 command prompt and install the Infrared Features Diskette II into the diskette drive.
  3. Type as follows and press Enter.

A:\INSTALL2 /S:A:\ /T:x:tgt_dir /B:y
where x is the target drive, tgt_dir is the target directory, and y is the boot drive where CONFIG.SYS resides.

Installing the Display 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.
To install the ThinkPad display driver for OS/2:

  1. Start OS/2.
  2. Insert the Video Features Diskette IV 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 INSTALL and press Enter.

     Follow the instructions on the screen.
5.     Remove the diskette from the diskette drive, and restart the computer.
6.     Set the resolution and color depth in the ThinkPad Configuration program.
7.     Shut down OS/2, and restart the computer.

Installing the ThinkPad Modem Driver for OS/2
The modem function of your computer is supported by a digital signal processor (DSP) called the IBM Advanced Communication
Processor. 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 software for OS/2:

  1. Start OS/2; then open the OS/2 screen command prompt.
  2. Insert the ThinkPad Modem for OS/2 Diskette into the diskette drive; then type A:\SETUP and press Enter. The installation window appears on the screen.
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
  4. Restart OS/2 to make the ThinkPad Modem function effective.


For detailed information about the installation, see the README file in the ThinkPad Modem for OS/2 Diskette.

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 Software for Windows 3.1.
  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


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