Documentation Errata

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This page lists the known errata in documentation shipped with ArcaOS.

ArcaOS 5.0 Installation Guide

3 Burning the ArcaOS ISO Image to DVD

Page 7, second paragraph:

You may have received your copy of ArcaOS as a 7z-compressed archive. This archive contains the ArcaOS ISO image, together with a file containing the checksum of the image. In order to create the ArcaOS Installation DVD, the archive must first be unpacked. After unpacking, it is wise to verify the integrity of the ISO image by running a checksum on it, and comparing that to the checksum listed in the accompanying checksum file, which it should match.

should be changed to read:

You may have received your copy of ArcaOS as a 7z-compressed archive. This archive contains the ArcaOS ISO image which must first be unpacked.

8.4 Installation Type

Page 19, after the paragraph concerning Scripted (Using Response File), and before the last paragraph, the following should be inserted (for ArcaOS 5.0.4 and above):

Update previous ArcaOS installation

If  an existing ArcaOS 5.0.x installation is detected on any accessible volume, this fourth option will be available. See the ArcaOS 5.0 Updater Supplementary Guide for details on how to update an existing ArcaOS 5.0 installation.

ArcaOS Desktop Online Help

XCenter: Automatically Add to Screen Border

The last paragraph reads:

By default, this setting is enabled.

This should be changed to read:

By default, this setting is not enabled.

TCP/IP Command Reference

TCP/IP Commands by Name: inetcfg

The footnote description for fastpath http reads:

Configures the Fast Path HTTP On or Off. By default, the Fast Path HTTP is On. While the server is at bound to port 80, the option of turning this flag OFF is not allowed.

This should more accurately be stated as:

Configures the Fast Path HTTP On or Off. By default, the Fast Path HTTP is On. While a running server is bound to port 80, the option of turning this flag OFF is not allowed.

TCP/IP Commands by Name: inetwait

The wait_time parameter example reads:

10 000

This should be changed to read:

10000

(without a space)

Command Reference

OS/2 Commands by Name: FORMAT

FORMAT Examples

References to creating a “partition” should refer to creating a “filesystem.”

To create a JFS [filesystem] on drive D with blocksize 2048 bytes, enter the following:

FORMAT D: /FS:JFS /BScolon.2048

should read:

To create a JFS [filesystem] on drive D with blocksize 2048 bytes, enter the following:

FORMAT D: /FS:JFS /BS:2048

OS/2 Desktop Guide

Printing Screens

When ArcaOS Desktop has been installed, reference here to the System object in the System Setup folder is incorrect:

To disable or enable Print Screen:

  1. Display the pop-up menu for the Desktop.
  2. Click on System Setup.
  3. Double-click on System.
  4. Click on the Print screen tab.
  5. Click on Disable or Enable.
  6. Double-click on the title-bar icon.

In such situations, the text here should instead read:

To disable or enable Print Screen:

  1. Display the pop-up menu for the Desktop.
  2. Click on System Setup.
  3. Double-click on Screen.
  4. Click on the Print Screen tab.
  5. Click on Disable or Enable.
  6. Close the Screen object..

Other references to the System object are likewise affected. The ArcaOS Desktop Guide has more accurate information regarding the Screen and Workplace Shell objects.

This entry last updated: by Lewis Rosenthal