From my OS/2 experiments before I roll it out…
- It only supports FAT.
- Maximum of 2GB ‘compressed’ drives
- Swapping drive letters assumes 1 disk 1 volume
- You create the compressed disks in DOS
So, since I’m thinking of BBS space, I can leave part of the disk uncompressed for zip’s then the compresses partition for databases & doors.
I guess the thing to keep in mind is that 1991-1994 2GB disks were not in the hands of your average user.. And the idea of using that much storage seemed crazy. It’s a shame they did that deal with Microsoft and basically got pushed out of the market. It’s a shame that the OS/2 product doesn’t actually run on OS/2, nor support HPFS. The idea of bigger disks, and long file names would have been nice.
Oh well I guess that is how the older stuff dies out.