ArcaOS Kernel 14.203 SMP released

Arca Noae is pleased to announce the immediate availability of an updated SMP kernel version 14.203 for ArcaOS. For convenience, the package also contains the previously released W4 kernel version 14.201 for ArcaOS.

This release contains the following changes:

  • Fixed a defect that can cause a double trap on a busy system.

This release is an update for ArcaOS users only. This package contains both the new SMP kernel version 14.203 and the previously released W4 kernel version 14.201. The installer checks your system to see which kernel you have installed and applies the appropriate update automatically. This way you can use this one package to update any ArcaOS system automatically without needing to know which kernel you have.

Warning: Do not install this kernel if you are using ACPI.PSD version 3.23.14 or lower.  ACPI.PSD versions 3.23.14 and lower will not recognize this kernel and your system may not boot. If you have ACPI.PSD version 3.23.14 or lower installed, update using the latest ACPI Driver Package (currently v3.23.16) first. Then you can install this kernel. The installer checks this and shows a warning if an incompatible PSD is running.

If you have ArcaOS, this driver package is available for download from the Arca Noae website as part of the Support & Maintenance subscription for your ArcaOS product. Please log into your account and see your ArcaOS order details page to access your software.

If you are still running OS/2 and/or eComStation systems and haven’t yet moved up to ArcaOS, this might be a great reason to do so now. This update is not available for nor licensed for use with OS/2 or eComStation.

This entry last updated: by David Azarewicz