Installing Warp Server for e-Business Convenience Package
The Convenience Package for Warp Server for e-business is IBM's latest version of OS/2. Released in November 2000, the software runs on Intel personal computers and servers. This release of OS/2 is also known as the Aurora Convenience Package, or ACP.
My copy of the ACP was obtained from the IBM Developer Toolbox. It comes on nine (9) CD-Roms. I had a server running Warp Server for e-business with a spare 2 Gb partition, which I used to do this installation.
I started the computer with the Installation CD (P85) in the CD-Rom drive. This bootable OS/2 CD is equivalent to the three floppies that start the installation of earlier versions of OS/2. As the computer booted from the CD, I noted that it displayed 14.062_UNI in the lower left of the display. After the computer started, a screen displayed "Insert the OS/2 Warp CD-Rom into the CD-ROM drive, and then press Enter." At the lower left part of the screen, the words "Enter" and "F3=Command Prompt" were displayed.
I pressed F3, and got an OS/2 command prompt. I typed "dir a:" and saw a directory of the CD-Rom boot disk. I placed a diskette in the floppy drive and typed "dir b:" and I saw the contents of the floppy. I typed more commands to check the contents of all the hard drive partitions and the CD-Rom, and they were all there as expected. I typed "exit" to return to the "Insert the OS/2 Warp CD-ROM" screen.
I put the ACP CD-Rom (P84) in the drive and pressed "Enter". The system read the CD-Rom and a "Welcome!" screen appeared. I pressed Enter to bring up the next screen, which is titled "OS/2 Warp Server for e-business Installation". The installation is described in phases 1, 2 and 3, and the instruction is to press "Enter" to begin. I did so
The next screen is titled "Installation Volume Selection". Instructions are that OS/2 will be installed on drive D. Options are 1. Accept the volume and 2. Specify a different volume. Because I want to install to drive C, I select option 2 and press "Enter". This brings up a warning titled "Modifying Volumes Warning". I press "Enter" to dismiss this warning.
The next screen is titled "Logical Volume Management Tool - Logical View". A subscreen warns "A volume of the following minimum size must be set installable: 120 megabytes" I press Enter to dismiss this warning. On the Logical Volume Management screen, I select my installation volume, and press Enter to bring up the options for that volume. I select the "Set the volume installable" option. I pressed Enter to bring up the options a second time, and change the name of the volume to "ACP-peep".
With the volume renamed, I pressed F3 to exit, and a subscreen presents "Return to the program"; "Discard the changes and exit"; and "Save the changes and exit". I selected Save, and I am returned to "Installation Volume Selection" screen. The instructions now say that OS/2 will be installed to drive C. This is what I want, so I select "1. Accept the volume", and press "Enter".
The "Formatting the Installation Volume" screen appears. The instructions are to "1. Do not format the volume" or "2. Perform a long format" or "3. Perform a quick format". I selected option 2, because I wanted to be sure to erase the files on the previous volume. When I pressed "Enter", the "Select a File System" screen appeared. The choices are "1. High Performance File System" and "2. File Allocation Table File System". I chose 1, and pressed "Enter". A warning sub screen appeared "ATTENTION: Volume may contain data". I dismissed the warning by pressing "Enter".
At this point, the installation volume is formatted, and the installation files are copied and then the system reboots. The whole process take about 14 minutes.
When the system finishes rebooting, the "System Configuration" screen has appeared. My CD-Rom had been detected as a Panasonic model. I have no idea if this is correct, so I changed it to "IDE CD". I left the other choices alone. My printer was even listed, but I prefer my old printer driver, so I left it at NONE. I pressed the Next button to go on.
The "System Configuration, continued" screen is next. There is nothing to change on this screen. APM, Advanced Power Management is selected. I pressed the Next button to continue.
The "Country Information" screen is next. I left the selection alone; it was alread set to United States and code pages 437, 850. I pressed the OK button to continue. This next screen was the "Primary Display Driver Install. This was set to the Matrox Millenium GRADD driver, so I left it alone. I intend to install the SciTech Display Doctor later in the installation. I pressed the OK button to continue.
The next screen is the "OS/2 Warp Server for e-business Setup and Installation" screen. There is an array of features with "More" buttons to the right of each one. For the System Utilities feature, I pressed the More button, and I checked the "Link Object Modules" and the "Installation Utilities" boxes. For the System Components feature, I pressed the More button, and I checked the Security box. For the Tools and Games feature, I pressed the More button, and I selected the Open GL and Optional Bitmaps boxes. I pressed the Next button to continue.
The screen titled "Installing IBM OS/2 Warp Server for e-business" appears. I press the Next button to continue. The screen titled "Information" appears. All of the information is filled in. Perhaps the installer has copied it from the D partition. The fields are First Name, Last Name, Department and Company. I press the Next button to continue.
The screen titled "Select the services to install" appears. The "File and Print Sharing Services" and "TCP/IP Services" are pre-selected. I elected to add the LDAP toolkit. I then pressed Next to continue.
The screen titled "Configuration" appears. This screen has a tree like structure. I find it easiest to work from the bottom to the top of this screen. So I click on "Network Adapter and Protocol Services" I pressed the "Add Adapter" to add drivers for the two network cards in my server. Neither of my adapters is listed, so I press "Other adapter..." which brings up the "Network Adapter Driver Diskette" dialog. I had my network driver on a diskette, so I just pressed OK. A dialog titled "Drivers Found" appeared. I pressed OK, and the drivers were copied, then a dialog appeared titled "Drivers Found - remove diskette". I removed the diskette, then I repeated the procedure with my other driver.
There was no protocol assocated with the second network adapter, so I selected the second network adapter, and pressed the "Add Protocol" button. I added only TCP/IP to that adapter, which will be used as the connection to the Internet.
I entered an eight character name, with no spaces or special characters, to use for "Error Logging". I selected all Books. I entered my username, password, domain name, computer name and computer description. I also entered my TCP/IP IP address and subnet mask. I left the other TCP/IP parameters blank, as I plan to run DHCP to fill them in.
The next screen says "You have selected to complete the installation of OS/2 Warp" I press OK to continue. The installation goes on, and the system automatically reboots. The installation continues for a while, and then the system reboots a second time.
When the system comes up after the second reboot, a screen appears to announce the Java 1.3 install. It says "Netscape is used by the Java 1.3 install program". I pressed yes to go on, and the Netscape Profile Manager appears. I created a profile, and the Java 1.3 installation appears. This is a feature install installation, and it appears as a sequence of web pages. I pressed the right arrow button in each case, except the license screen, where I pressed "ACCEPT". The final installation screen has a copy files button with an arrow the points to a rectangle. After pressing that button, the Java files are copied. After the files are copied, a button in the shape of an "X" appears. Pressing that one dismisses Netscape, and the first phase of the ACP installation is done. I rebooted the system to make sure that the installation was complete.
At this point, I booted the other partition, and used Back Again/2000 software to make an image of the installed ACP partition. It is good to be able to go back to this point if an error is made in a later phase of the installation.
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