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Hello, guys!
In late time me interesting early history of OS/2 (versions 1.0-2.0).
I was seen, that exist very few information about earlier versions of OS/2 International.
We has next Intl-versions:
1.00 Standard (German)
1.21 Standard (German) [HP OEM]
1.30 (7.77) Standard (Italian)
1.30 (7.84) Extended (English-UK)
1.30 (7.85) Extended (German)
1.30.1 (7.224MS) Standard/Server (French)
1.30.1 (7.224MS) Standard/Server (German)
1.30.1 (7.224MS) Standard (Swedish)
1.30.2 (7.229) CSD Extended Edition (Danish)
1.30.2 (7.229) CSD Extended Edition (English-UK)
1.30.2 (7.229) CSD Extended Edition (German)
2.00 (6.307) (English-UK)
2.00 (6.307) (German)
2.00 (6.307) (Portuguese)

And, i was find good confirms (photo of boxes or another) for this versions:
1.00 (Japanese) [PC-98]
1.21 (Japanese) [FMR]
1.21b (Japanese) [PC-98]
2.00 (6.307) (Italian)
2.00 (6.307) (Swedish)
2.00.1 (Japanese)

IBM site mentione about many releases (1.0-1.3) in 12 languages (Fulls and Upgrades):
Danish
Dutch
Finnish
French
German
Italian
Norwegian
Portuguese
Spanish
Swedish

Links for example:
https://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/rep_ca/3/87 … /ENUSZP88-0533/
https://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/rep_ca/3/87 … /ENUSZP89-0243/

Some releases mentionen in OS/2 World site.
But, this sources mentione only names and Part Numbers.

Also interesting any new info about OS/2 1.x OEMs.

I'm looking good proofs for any another versions.
Good proofs is:
– Photo/scans of box
– Photo/scans of disks
– Reviews
– Screenshots
– Binary files/images

Who has any another info? Thank you!

Also, i has several another offtopic questions about OS/2:
1) Which binary differents between editions of 1.x (Full, Upgrade from DOS, ...)?
2) Which binary differents between 2.00 (Upgrade from DOS) and 2.00 (Upgrade from Windows)? We don't has Upgrade from Windows.
3) Exist or don't exist Upgrade-versions of OS/2 2.00 International?
4) Which binary differents between OS/2 2.1 Full and OS/2 2.1 Upgrade?

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Reply 1 of 14, by Caluser2000

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You will also need to break OS/2 versions to IBM and MickySoft also. I have IBM OS/2 v1.3EE, v2.0 and v2.1 in 3.5" HD disk format.

There's a glitch in the matrix.
A founding member of the 286 appreciation society.
Apparently 32-bit is dead and nobody likes P4s.
Of course, as always, I'm open to correction...😉

Reply 2 of 14, by German

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Caluser2000 wrote on 2021-07-21, 07:29:

You will also need to break OS/2 versions to IBM and MickySoft also. I have IBM OS/2 v1.3EE, v2.0 and v2.1 in 3.5" HD disk format.

Can you says about details of you're versions?
Date of files, build numbers, localization.
You has original medias?
Can you make photos of media?
I think, it's can be interesting information.
Thank you.

Reply 3 of 14, by Caluser2000

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Here are some pics of my stuff:-

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There's a glitch in the matrix.
A founding member of the 286 appreciation society.
Apparently 32-bit is dead and nobody likes P4s.
Of course, as always, I'm open to correction...😉

Reply 4 of 14, by Caluser2000

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Some more pics:-

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There's a glitch in the matrix.
A founding member of the 286 appreciation society.
Apparently 32-bit is dead and nobody likes P4s.
Of course, as always, I'm open to correction...😉

Reply 6 of 14, by Caluser2000

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German wrote on 2021-07-21, 20:56:
Sorry, but your photo in low quality. Can you write Part.No. from boxes and floppy "Install"? Thank you! […]
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Caluser2000 wrote on 2021-07-21, 20:11:

Here are some pics of my stuff:-

Sorry, but your photo in low quality.
Can you write Part.No. from boxes and floppy "Install"?
Thank you!

There is no part no. on the boxs.

There's a glitch in the matrix.
A founding member of the 286 appreciation society.
Apparently 32-bit is dead and nobody likes P4s.
Of course, as always, I'm open to correction...😉

Reply 7 of 14, by German

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Caluser2000, can you report several info?
I'm interesting:
1) Which P/N in label's of OS/2 1.3 disks "Install disk" and "Disk1? It's must be number 84F7709 and 84F7712 (or similar).
2) Which dates of files in this disks of OS/2 1.3? It's must be 02-Nov-90 or similar.
3) Which P/N in label's of OS/2 2.0 disks "Install disk" and "Disk1? It's must be number 41G8238 and 41G8242 (or similar).
4) Which dates of files in this disks of OS/2 2.0? It's must be 30-Mar-92 or similar
5) Which size of file SYSINST1.EXE from "Disk 1" of OS/2 2.0?
6) P/N of boxes you can get from back side of boxes.
For example, OS/2 1.3 must be has number 84F7588 or similar.

Thank you for answer!

Reply 8 of 14, by Caluser2000

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1.3EE p/n 15F7192
Don't have 2.0 box.
2.1 box p/n p651G0900
1.3EE -inst disk p/n 64F2918 disk 1 p/n 164F2921
2.0-inst disk p/n 71G4272 disk 1 p/n 71G4280
2.1-inst disk p/n 84f8461 disk 1 p/n 84F8471
13EE date 13 Dec 1990
2.0 date 31 March 1992
2.1 date 13 March 1993
2.0 sysinst1.exe size 4.1kb\

HTH

There's a glitch in the matrix.
A founding member of the 286 appreciation society.
Apparently 32-bit is dead and nobody likes P4s.
Of course, as always, I'm open to correction...😉

Reply 9 of 14, by German

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Caluser2000, thank you for this details!
I don't saw this numbers in earlier.
I don't sure, that all this versions available in internet.
About 2.1. I think, your copy is 2.10 build 6.514 Full Edition in English-US
About another versions i'm not sure.
1.3 can be 1.30 build 7.84 EE in English-US. In internet available dump of 1.30EE (without photos/scans), but i'm not sure, identical available copy to you copy, or don't.
2.0 can be 2.00 build 6.307 Full in English-US, but i'm also don't sure. We has images without scans.
Size of SYSINST2.EXE (from Disk1) can be 116272 (Full), 11696 (Upgrade from DOS and OS/2) and unknown (Upgrade from Windows).
Can you check it?
Thank you.

Reply 10 of 14, by Caluser2000

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2.0 Disk1 SYSINST2.EXE 30 March 1992 116.272kb

There's a glitch in the matrix.
A founding member of the 286 appreciation society.
Apparently 32-bit is dead and nobody likes P4s.
Of course, as always, I'm open to correction...😉

Reply 11 of 14, by Caluser2000

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SYSINST.EXE is 116,272kb

There's a glitch in the matrix.
A founding member of the 286 appreciation society.
Apparently 32-bit is dead and nobody likes P4s.
Of course, as always, I'm open to correction...😉

Reply 12 of 14, by German

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Caluser2000 wrote on 2021-07-24, 03:02:

SYSINST.EXE is 116,272kb

It's full install (non-upgrade).
Can you write P/N of all disks and guide's.
I think, we must save this info.
Binary install files available in Internet, but we don't has any technical data.
Thank you for help.

Reply 13 of 14, by Caluser2000

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German wrote on 2021-07-24, 19:47:
It's full install (non-upgrade). Can you write P/N of all disks and guide's. I think, we must save this info. Binary install fil […]
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Caluser2000 wrote on 2021-07-24, 03:02:

SYSINST.EXE is 116,272kb

It's full install (non-upgrade).
Can you write P/N of all disks and guide's.
I think, we must save this info.
Binary install files available in Internet, but we don't has any technical data.
Thank you for help.

You'll be waiting a while......

There's a glitch in the matrix.
A founding member of the 286 appreciation society.
Apparently 32-bit is dead and nobody likes P4s.
Of course, as always, I'm open to correction...😉

Reply 14 of 14, by Caluser2000

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And I mean A looooooooooong time. Like no I'm not wasting my time doing that at all.

There's a glitch in the matrix.
A founding member of the 286 appreciation society.
Apparently 32-bit is dead and nobody likes P4s.
Of course, as always, I'm open to correction...😉