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BOOTOS2


Name     BOOTOS2 
Version  v8.00
Author   Kenneth A. Kahn 
         IBM Poughkeepsie N.Y.
         USA
         (see EMail Addresses)
Distrib. Freeware, IBM EWS 
Type     Tool to create OS/2
         boot disks or OS/2 boot 
         partitions
Price    -
Source   BBS 
         Name: BOOTOS2.* 
         or BOOT2X.* 

BOOTOS2 is a program to create OS/2 boot diskettes or an OS/2 maintenance 
partition. 
It is mentioned in this document because it contains a tool named 
BOS2REXX.EXE. BOS2REXX.EXE is a little program to load the REXX support. 
This is necessary if OS/2 was booted from diskette (see Using REXX if 
booted from diskette). 
In contrast to the program SRVREXX.EXE (which is part of the CID package 
from IBM but also available at BBS with OS/2 Software) you can use 
REXXUTIL-functions in REXX programs if you're using BOS2REXX to init the 
REXX support (see Using REXXUTIL). 
Another useful tool in the BOOTOS2 package is BOS2SHL.EXE. This program 
replaces the IBM program SYSINST1.EXE. In contrast to SYSINST1.EXE, 
BOS2SHL.EXE supports the START command so you can have multiple OS/2 
fullscreen sessions even if you've booted from diskette. BOS2SHL.EXE also 
supports the use of the file STARTUP.CMD.   

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