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IBM 4690 OS LOST INSTALL DISKS.

IBM 4690 OS LOST INSTALL DISKS.

(OP)
Is it possible to make install disks under the os some where?


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Obehappy22 (TechnicalUser) Jul 24, 2004
HELP/..... OK Heres my delima. I purchased a store system from a large grocery chain that went under in chicago, il running the IBM 4690 os On an old out dated IBM 486.  With 4683 Terminals. A good friend who used to live here in chicago and at one time was a programmer for a POS company changed my terminals to 4694 terminals (is: bring us to earthernet and away from token ring). Heres the issue. This store system now runs my small wireless chain 2 stores 2 registers per store no major setup. When i bought the system it came with a CD labeld ibm 4690 ver 1 rel 3 image.
and 3 floppys labled Supplemental pos. and guess what i did. LOST THE CD. rather it was lost durin g a remodel to one of our stores. The 486 running the system we have is slow out date and dying. I want to upgrade the system to a dell pIII 455 mhz system. BUT I DONT HAVE THE CD. i contacted ibm they told me i would have to purchase a global support contract and whoooo the price tag on that. can any one tell me is it possible to copy the HDD using some drive image program and get the os to load on a new machine or any where to get a copy of the install disks with out donating a arm or an eye ball.???? Any help any one can offer would be more appericated than you could possibly know......

Steve. TFN Wireless

RE: IBM 4690 OS LOST INSTALL DISKS.

I use Symantec Ghost v7.5 to image the HDD's for IBM 4690 Store Controllers, although there are other releases of Symantec/Norton Ghost that would work.  You can either do an image of one machine to another or use the 'ghostcast' feature to back up an image to a server.

Regarding the software, I don't have anything as old as v1r3 (I'm running v3r3) but you could try the following link:
http://techsupport.services.ibm.com/retail/fido?fe...

I don't know how much luck you'll have running this on a Dell machine though.  IBM usually only write in support for their own PC's.

Rob

RE: IBM 4690 OS LOST INSTALL DISKS.

(OP)
This is awsome information you have given me. But the link ou gave me is that to download the entire iso of teh OS???????? or os it simply a link to download the Maintenance and patches. Whats a PTF?
And can i donload and upgrade to a Newer version of the OS?

Please let me know..
Steven P

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