Your SCO OpenServer product distribution probably included a floppy disk to boot from for product installation. If, somehow, that disk has been lost or damaged, there is an image of it on the CDROM that can be used to create a new boot floppy.
To create a floppy disk for installing SCO software, you can copy the media image to formatted floppy disk using the dd(C) command.
The boot image is in the /images/boot/ directory on the CD-ROM.
Assuming you have mounted the CDROM on /mnt and your 1.44MB floppy drive is the first drive on the controller:
If you have problems installing your system and you are using an Adaptec host adapter controlled by the alad device driver (for example, an Adaptec 2940 or 3940 series SCSI host adapter or an Adaptec 78xx series SCSI chipset on your motherboard), the alad driver might be conflicting with other peripherals or drivers. Try installing your system with an earlier version of the alad driver. To do so, create a new boot diskette:
mount /dev/cd0 /mnt cd /mnt/images/alad format dd if=N00 of=/dev/rfd0 bs=18k conv=sync umount /mnt
sum -r /dev/rfd0 sum -r N00The numbers in the left-hand column should be the same.
After installation, if your system hangs while booting (in particular, during the hd_config phase of the boot), try removing the current alad driver and reinstalling an earlier version. To do so, boot a UNIX(R) kernel that does not experience this hang (for example, unix.old or unix.install), and install the older version of the alad driver by entering:
mount /dev/cd0 /mnt cd /etc/conf/pack.d/alad mv Driver.o Driver.o.orig mv space.c space.c.orig cp /mnt/images/alad/Driver.o . cp /mnt/images/alad/space.c . cd /etc/conf/cf.d ./link_unix -y umount /mnt reboot
The are several disk images on the 3.2v5.0.2 cdrom. The bottom of /readme.txt contains instructions for creating the boot disk and the BTLD (AHS 5.2) disk.
|/images/ahsbtld||AHS 5.2 BTLD disk image.|
|/images/boot||3.2v5.0.2 N00 boot disk image.|
|/images/ipxspx||NVT.EXE Novell Virtual Terminal.|
|/images/nuc||Two disks for NUC (Netware Unix Client) NLM's for Novell 3.1x and 4.0 and a bunch of goodies (TELNETD.NLM).|
Trick: If you want a directory listing of what's inside these msdos disk images, run:
cd /mnt/images/nuc /usr/bin/dosdir 01 (01 is the name of the image file) /usr/bin/dosdir 01:/SYSTEM/* (SYSTEM is a subdirectory)Also, you can identify disk image types with:
cd /mnt/images/nuc /bin/dtype 01