Installing OSR 5 is very straight forward and should not cause any major problems. These notes are aimed at BDS Technical Staff and not the end user. If you are an end-user and are attempting the install then this should make sense - if not don't try it.
These notes should be used in association with the OSR 5 release notes supplied with the system.
READ THIS CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU START
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Additional, more detailed installation information is contained in these html files which are readable from the CD-ROM media prior to installation:
info/opensrvr/english, the text version is in info/opensrvr/relnotes.txt.
Note: If there are ANY errors during the load START AGAIN, try switching OFF Internal and External cache in the BIOS during the load. If you cut corners here you may well get stuck later on.
With release 5.0.5 you can, if your system supports it, install directly from the CD rom which is by far the better option. You will need to alter the BIOS so the bootable CD is active.
Make sure you have:
OSR 5 Boot disk (if not using the bootable CD option) CD Rom Serial numbers User Licences (if needed)
SCSI Tapes should be set with an ID of 2
SCSI CD's should be set with an ID of 5
Inset the CD/Floppy and reset the machine - You should see:
Check hardware listing and if Ok press return to continue
Installation from a SCSI CD-ROM is easiest.
|Install from SCSI CD|
|Media Device to be used||SCSI CD Rom|
|Adapter Type||alad, Adaptec 294x 394x|
|SCSI Host adapter||0|
If you have a different SCSI host adapter, use the appropriate driver name from the following table instead of alad:
------------------------------------------------------------------ Host adapter Driver name ------------------------------------------------------------------ Adaptec 152x spad Adaptec 154x, 154x emulation, 164x ad Adaptec 174x eiad Adaptec 274x (7770 chip) arad Adaptec 2940x (7870 chip) alad Future Domain 1650, 1670, 1680, 600, 700 (1800 chip) fdha Future Domain 7000 wdha Future Domain 7000ex wdex Future Domain 845, 850, 860, 885 (950 chip) tmcha Olivetti ESC-1, ESC-2, and EFP efp Storage Plus SCSI-AT (SUMO) sumo
|Install from IDE CD|
|Media Type||IDE CD ROM|
If you are uncertain of the hardware configuration of your system, but you know that the primary hard disk is attached to an IDE controller, the following information will allow you to determine the most likely configuration.
Entries for the ATAPI CD-ROM will appear in system hardware report that is onscreen after booting. Look for lines of the following form, and especially a line with the string: type=wd:
%adapter 0x01f0-0x01f7 14 - type=wd ha=0 id=7 bus=0 fts=d
Here, ha=0 indicates that the ATAPI CD-ROM drive is attached to the Primary IDE controller.
%adapter 0x0170-0x0177 15 - type=wd ha=1 id=7 bus=0 fts=d
Here, ha=1 indicates that the ATAPI CD-ROM drive is attached to the Secondary IDE controller.
If there is another device attached to the IDE controler, the effective SCSI ID of the CD-ROM drive is 0 if it is configured as a Master device or 1 if it is configured as a Slave device. If the other device is the primary hard disk drive, the CD-ROM drive will normally be configured as a Slave device. If your system has a primary SCSI hard disk, the CD-ROM drive may be configured as a Master device.
If there is no other device attached to the IDE controller, the CD-ROM drive should have been configured as a Master device with an effective SCSI ID of 0.
NOTE: The base I/O addresses and interrupt vectors shown on your system might differ from the examples shown above.
|Keyboard Selection||UK English|
|Licence Details||See COLA|
It is strongly recommended you do a FRESH install.
|System Name:||Name of the machine|
|Time Zone||Europe / GMT with Daylight Saving|
|Language:||Standard C (English)|
Note: The computer Name, IP address and domain will be on the configuration form. DO NOT just pick something off the top of your head.
In general pick 'Traditional'.
|Standard Enterprise configuration||Yes|
|Swap||Minimum 64Mb, not less than 2 x installed RAM|
|Root||Minimum 700Mb, no more than 1.2Gb|
|u|| Split the rest of the disk into
as many areas as required.|
Generally make no one filesystem larger than 2Gb and not smaller then 500Mb.
Network Card : If you are using a supported type use Autodetect, If in doubt just select Defer and configure it later using netconfig.
Note: To save a lot of time and effort, use only supported network cards, certainly NOT NE2000 clones.
If this computer is going to be part of a network, then you will need to assign it an IP address.
There are 3 IP address ranges available for use in a Private Network:
10.0.0.0 to 10.255.255.255 172.16.0.0 to 172.31.255.255 192.168.0.0 to 192.168.255.255
Given that 192.168.x.0 is the Network Address and 192.168.x.255 is the Broadcast Address.
Network Address IP Address: 192.168.2.1 Net Mask 255.255.255.0 Broadcast 192.168.2.255 IPX Number : Accept default IPX network: Accept default IPX Framing: Accept default
Use a supported video card, failing that use the generic VESA SVGA driver. Performance is not great but better than nothing.
|Card:||If using a supported card select it orther wise use VESA SVGA|
|Video mode:||Accept default|
|Graphical login:||Set to OFF|
Leave the resolution set at default at present, this can be reconfigured once the install has finished.
Note: Make sure, if a keyboard mouse is selected that it is installed. If not you may have problems with keyboard lock ups.
password. If you do change it you MUST make a note of it as it will be required for other programs after the install is finished, (even if it is later changed with
The load of the software is automatic from this point on. If any errors occur, try a 'retry' otherwise start again.
If there are any additional user licences, install them via: scoadmin -> licence manager
You will still need to register but this can be done at a later point. It may be easier to continue with the rest and register when install finished.
Register Enterprise/User licences by visiting www.sco.com.