Arca Noae has posted a new item, 'ArcaOS 5.0.2 now available'
Arca Noae is pleased to announce the immediate availability of ArcaOS 5.0.2,
the second maintenance release of ArcaOS 5.0 (Blue Lion).
ArcaOS 5.0.2 is the result of many hours of collaborative work to update and
refine ArcaOS 5.0. Post-install fixes are included, and these will be made
available for separate download as part of the ArcaOS 5.0
Support & Maintenance subscription shortly. In the meantime,
a full download of the refreshed media image is required to
obtain these fixes and updates.
ArcaOS 5.0.2 includes well over 60 updates and fixes since 5.0.1,
and introduces for the first time ever available, the ability to
boot an OS/2-based operating system from USB stick media and perform
an installation. This new facility - AltBoot - should enable ArcaOS
to be installed on many systems where traditional DVD-based booting
has not been possible.
A bootable ArcaOS 5.0.2 USB stick may be created from any major
operating system at hand (Windows, Linux, MacOS, and of course,
OS/2, eComStation, and ArcaOS). The USB stick image package will
be made available as a separate download.
If everything is working in your current installation, it may be
prudent to wait for the subscription content to become available,
as Arca Noae has not classified any of the 5.0.2 updates as critical.
If you have experienced difficulty installing ArcaOS 5.0.1,
the fixes and updates included in 5.0.2 may address your issue(s).
For a complete list of updates in this release, see the ArcaOS wiki.
To download your fresh ISO, simply visit your customer portal page,
select the Orders & Subscriptions link on the navigation panel to
the left, then click on the order for your ArcaOS license. Once
there, click the download link to request a fresh ISO, and wait
for your notification email.
You may view the latest post here:
We at Arca Noae would like to thank our development partners,
bww bitwise works, GmbH and Netlabs.org for their continued
contributions to the OS/2 platform. Monetary contributions to
offset their operating costs may be made either through Arca Noae
at https://www.arcanoae.com or bww bitwise works, GmbH at
- The topic of OS/2 installation from USB flash disk
(Understanding that this feature is important)
was discussed since 2008.
- Boot from USB Flash is supported in notebooks manufactured since 2004 (or early).
Any "modern" ACPI laptop will boot from USB flash (there are exceptions)
To boot on Modern laptops (2012 and newer) with UEFI support,
switch USB 3.0 to legacy, disable Secure boot, disable UEFI (switch to Legacy).