OS/2 2.0 Doesn't Recognize DoubleSpace Volumes (98468)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.2
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.22

This article was previously published under Q98468


If you are running MS-DOS 6.0 or 6.2 in a dual-boot configuration with IBM OS/2 operating system version 2.0, you cannot access any DoubleSpace volumes that are created while running MS-DOS. Also, if the boot drive is compressed, the OS/2 dual-boot feature does not work. Instead, you may receive the following error message:

SYS0019: The drive is currently write-protected.


OS/2 version 2.0 is unaware of the DoubleSpace system files and does not load them during the OS/2 boot sequence. As a result, any data or program files that are located in the DoubleSpace volume are not accessible to the OS/2 operating system.

IBM OS/2 version 2.0 is manufactured by a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/22/1999
Keywords: KB98468