Installing DOS and its device drivers - ThinkPad 600

Overall Procedure
1. Have the DOS installation package in hand.
2. Back up your software and personal data files on the hard disk.
3. 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 DriverDiskette Name
ThinkPad Configuration programUtility Diskette for DOS, Personalization
PC Card support softwareCardSoft for DOS
Audio device driverAudio Features Diskette for DOS/Windows 3.1
CD-ROMCD-ROM Driver Diskette

Note: If you have already formatted the hard drive you can download these drivers by clicking on the links in the above table.

4. Install DOS and the device drivers.

Installing IBM PC DOS Version 7.0
To install DOS, follow the instructions in the DOS installation manuals.

Installing the ThinkPad Configuration Program for DOS
To install the ThinkPad Configuration program:
1.) Start DOS.
2.) Insert the Utility Diskette for DOS, Personalization into the diskette drive; then type A:\UINSTALL and press Enter.
3.) Press Enter.
4.) Select Install DOS ThinkPad Configuration in the "Installation Options" window; then follow the instructions on the screen.

Installing PC Card Support Software for DOS
Notes: If you are going to use a docking station with your computer, you need to uninstall CardSoft for DOS first, and then reinstall it. If you are going to use CardWizard for Windows 3.11, do not install CardSoft for DOS.

To install the PC Card support software for DOS:
1.) Insert the CardSoft for DOS Diskette into the diskette drive.
2.) At the DOS command prompt, type A:\INSTALL and press Enter.

The installation window appears.

3.) Follow the instructions on the screen.

During installation, use the Arrow keys to highlight your selection; then press Enter.

4.) After the installation is complete, remove any diskette from the diskette drive and restart the computer.

Installing the Audio Device Driver for DOS
To install the audio device driver:
1.) Start DOS.
2.) Insert the Audio Features Diskette for DOS into the diskette drive.
3.) Type A:\INSTALL and press Enter.

Installing the CD-ROM Device Driver for DOS
To install the CD-ROM device driver for DOS:
1.) Start DOS.
2.) Insert the CD-ROM Driver Diskette into the diskette drive; then type A:\UINSTALL and press Enter.
3.) Select Install IBM ThinkPad CD-ROM Driver for DOS/Windows in the "Installation Options" window; then follow the instructions on the screen.
4.) After the installation is complete, remove any diskette from the diskette drive and restart the computer.

Software Parameters in CONFIG.SYS
When the CD-ROM device driver is installed in your computer, the installation program (UINSTALL.EXE) automatically modifies the CONFIG.SYS file and AUTOEXEC.BAT file. The following are the parameters for the CD-ROM device driver for CONFIG.SYS:

DEVICE=[drive:][path]IBMTPCD.SYS /R [/C] [/S]

The CD-ROM device driver is IBMTPCD.SYS. Make sure this line is inserted after the EMM386 statement.

[/C]
Sets the cache size in the XMS memory. If this parameter is specified, the
cache size in the XMS memory is 512 sectors. If it is not specified, the
default is 0.
[/S]
Sets the power-saving mode to OFF. If you are using DOS with another
operating system (for example, with OS/2 in dual boot), set the power-saving
mode to OFF using this parameter.


Note:
For the software parameter in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file, refer to the README in the CD-ROM Driver Diskette.

If you are using DOS SMARTDRV caches and planning to use a photo CD or multi-session discs, you have to add the /U parameter to the SMARTDRV line in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file. This is because photo CDs or multi-session discs are not compatible with the SMARTDRV caches.

To be able to play CD-i movies in Windows 3.11, do not cache the CD-ROM drive with SMARTDRV Version 5.0 or 5.1, which is supplied with PC DOS Version 7.0.


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