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Installing OpenServer Release 5.0.0


This guide applies to OSR 5.0.0

See also:

  • OSR 5.0.2
  • OSR 5.0.4
  • OSR 5.0.5
  • Add Ons
  • Install Problems
    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
    
    During installing the software you will need to phone SCO during
    NORMAL OFFICE HOURS for a registration key. Make sure there is
    enough time if an re-install is needed.
    
    The complete installation and configuration will take about 2-3 hours on
    a P5/75 and about 4-5 hours on a 486 DX/33.
    
    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.
    
    Make sure you have:
    
    	 OSR 5 Boot disk
    		ATAPI BTLD disk (if installing from EIDE CD Rom)
    		CD Rom
    		Serial numbers
    			If upgrade you need 3 serial numbers & Keys
    					Host
    					Enterprise
    					Xenix 2.3.4
    			Non upgrades
    					Host / Enterprise
    			User Licences
    					As appropriate
    		Latest Release Supplement
    			Usually located on disk if setup in Edin, or
    			on latest backup tape or an OSR 5 utility tape.
    
    Note: You can download the Advanced Hardware Supplement
    (ftp://ftp.sco.com/AHS/5.0/sco/5.2) if you are using an ATAPI CD
    as the wd driver is a lot more robust.)
    
    SCSI Tape  Drives should be set with an ID of 2
    SCSI CD Rom drive should be set with an ID of 5
    
    If Using EIDE CD ROM  at the boot prompt:
    
    	Boot:     defbootstr  ahslink=ATAPI
    
    	 (If using the AHS wd driver then use ahslink=wd)
    
    
    If the system has a SCSI hard disk you may need to force it e.g. at the Boot: prompt type defbootstr Sdsk=alad(0,0,0,0) ahslink=ATAPI
    Follow instructions on screen 'r' to replace driver Install from SCSI CD ROM (Use to select) CD is on the Primary Controller select 0 as Host adapter type Secondary 1 If it is a Master select 0 as SCSI ID Slave 1 At serial number question: If this is an Upgrade enter HOST serial number and key, you will be asked for data. Once entered you will be asked the Xenix serial number and key. So if upgrading from Xenix to Enterprise you: Enter the HOST serial number & key Enter the data when asked for Enter the Xenix serial number and Key Don't use the ENTERPRISE Ser. No. at this point. Installation Type : Fresh Site name : The machine name e.g. bdsedin, bdsl etc. Domain : Unless they are going via Service Provider then use uucp Security : Low Timezone : No we are NOT in the states, select Europe Disk setup : Select (with <SPACE>) - Customise Swap space - At minimum 64Mb, otherwise 2 x RAM, the more the better. Bad Tracking : If you want but will add time, not normally needed for modern disks. Networking : Will be default of None unless network card installed Mouse : Select 'Microsoft Serial Mouse on Com 1' unless a different mouse being used. Mail type : MMDF (don't use sendmail ) The load of the software is automatic from this point on. If any errors occur, try a 'retry' otherwise start again. Once installed re-boot as advised. To speed things up and reduce the load, go into single user mode and disable scologin with : scologin disable READ THIS VERY CAREFULLY: ============================================================ If going via HOST to Enterprise YOU MUST REGISTER HOST FIRST contact SCO on 0800 136063 (ask for registration). We are registering ALL serial numbers as BDS and not the end user. This is done via: scoadmin -> Licence -> Register If going only to host then 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. ================================================================== If m/c is getting Enterprise then: Install Enterprise via scoadmin -> software manager -> Install New 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 phoning SCO on the number above. ================================================================== Once the system is up and running: If the tape drive has not been automatically linked in you will need to run: mkdev tape Load the utility tape (tar x8) (or extract /usr/utilities and /usr/local from the most recent backup.) Load AND apply the release supplement: LOAD: scoadmin -> software Manager -> Software -> Patch - > Load patch -> media image (select with Down arrow) /usr/local/images/rs500 APPLY: scoadmin -> software Manager -> Software -> Patch - > Apply patch -> Hard Disk Select release Supplement 5.0.0d from list FULL apply of product. Install ATA software if needed. This is done via: scoadmin -> software manager -> Install new - > Media image /usr/local/images/ata3 Onboards etc. /usr/local/images/ata5 Easy I/O etc. Note: Don't use the ata3 drivers under OSR5 unless you really have to. If there is a secondary filesystem then: Edit /etc/default/accounts, so that HOME_DIR points to the correct place. Add the following users via: scoadmin -> Account Manager -> users -> add new Name : admin Password : admin Name : vet Password : don't password account Give admin FULL authorisations : Highlite admin (TAB and ARROW keys) Users Authorisations Use TAB & Return Add a password to the nuucp account e.g. passwd nuucp and use the password on uucp. Run our configuration program: /usr/utilities/init.osr Edit the following files: /etc/default/tar Set correct for the size of tape. /usr/local/lib/xc/.xc Set the speed correctly /usr/lib/uucp Set Devices/Systems/Dialers etc. In order to reduce memory usage some of the start up scripts need changed, the files below reside in /etc/rc2.d, and may or may not be present on the version of OSR 5 you have. S86sendmail Add exit 0 as 2nd line P86mmdf " " S25pm " " Run the following: /usr/utilities/switchon /usr/utilities/smail.conf Install edge software if needed. This is done via: scoadmin -> software -> Install new - > Media image /usr/local/images/edge Edge is now per CPU, you will have to run Edgemenu, pick Utilities then Activate. Fill in the details, Edge is registered to the END USER so fill in the user details, printout the form and fax to Edinburgh. We will fax to States and get key which can be entered via the modem at a later date. Edge will run for 60 days without the registration key. Hardware: Use mkdev serial to add com2 if needed mkdev parallel to add parallel printer support If there is no SCSI tape then run mkdev tape to remove it from the kernal Run /etc/conf/cf.d/configure and set the number of buffers 1 -> NBUF to 600 Relink kernel Configure the printers via: scoadmin -> printers Configure the terminals as normal via stalladm/easyadm Now install the vet system from the latest backup
    Note: OSR 5.0.0 if getting pretty old now, if you are re-installing you must apply the following patches:

  • rs500d - Release Supplemnt 5.0.0d
  • ahs5.2 - Advanced Hardware Supplement 5.2
  • net100 - Networking Supplement 1.0.0
  • rs40b - Internet Supplement
  • oss449f - Networking


    Comments and suggestions always welcome - tom@tkrh.demon.co.uk