You may have disk space concerns with OS/2 since the operating system and swap file will
occupy somewhere in the region of 120MB.
If you don't have more than 8MB of RAM, don't read any further.
You'll need a good six hours or so for this installation.
You're not going to run the VoiceType components of OS/2 Version 4.
If you've got a drive large enough to support multiple operating systems, you'll find an
OS/2 installation much easier if you start with a blank hard disk, and can partition it to
Back up your existing data before you begin.
It's not going to run any faster than Windows 95 or NT would on a 486-33, so be prepared
to work at the PC110's pace.
During the installation, you really are going to need another PC with a CD-ROM drive and
a 3.5" diskette drive within spitting distance.
OS/2 version 4 comes on 40 diskettes, with a further 44 diskettes for bundled
applications, 5 display driver diskettes, 6 printer driver diskettes, 5 WinOS/2 (Win 3.1
application support) diskettes, and 48 diskettes for networking components. If you're
installing from floppies entirely, make sure you have at least 60 blank ones to hand.
You're not going to need all 148, hopefully!
A ZIP drive, or other parallel port storage device that comes with OS/2 drivers, will
speed and ease the installation considerably, as would another PC with CD-ROM drive and
OS/2 2.0, 2.1, 2.11, and 3.0 drivers will work with version 4. Drivers written
specifically for version 4 will give better performance, however.