eComStation 1.0 documentation covers information on how to install the operating system in a virtual machine. For additional information about the operating system, refer to the instructions included in the installation media.

eComStation 1.0 documentation includes the following topics:

Installation Instructions

The easiest method of installing eComStation 1.0 in a virtual machine is to use the standard eComStation 1.0 distribution CD.


Before you begin, verify that the following tasks are complete:

  • Read General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products.
  • When configuring the virtual machine, select eComStation for the Guest Operating System version in the New Virtual Machine Wizard. If this selection is not available, select OS/2 or Other.
  • If you have access to eComStation 1.2R in the pre-boot menu, you can select the IBM IDE driver instead of the DANIS506 driver. The DANIS506 IDE driver might not function correctly in an eComStation virtual machine.

Installation Steps

  1. Insert the eComStation 1.0 CD in the CD-ROM drive.
  2. Power on the virtual machine to start installing eComStation 1.0.
  3. Follow the prompts to complete the installation.
  4. Select boot with menu for own values instead of the default installation values.
  5. Select the BOOT OPTIONS: Storage page.
  6. Use the up arrow key to select IBM1S506/IBMATAPI for the (E)IDE/ATA(PI) controller.
  7. Press F10 and press Enter to save these options and continue the installation process.

VMware Tools in an eComStation 1.0 Guest

VMware Tools does not support eComStation 1.0.

Knowledge Base Articles for eComStation 1.0

The following link refers to knowledge base articles on operating system specific issues. See VMware Knowledge Base for a list of known issues about the operating system.

VMware Compatibility Guide

The VMware Compatibility Guide Web site lists supported guest and host operating systems and provides related support information.

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