Getting Started Guide

About this book
        How this book is organized
        How can we improve this book?

About SCO OpenServer systems
        SCO OpenServer system configurations
        SCO OpenServer media
                        SCO OpenServer Optional Services CD-ROM
                        SCO Skunkware
        SCO OpenServer documentation
                SCO OpenServer system documentation
                Development documentation
                Driver development documentation
        SCO OpenServer hardware support
        Licensing SCO OpenServer products
        SCO Update Service
        Registering SCO OpenServer products
        The Late News document
        SCO Global Services
                Technical Support
                Online Services -- Self-Help Support
                Professional Services

New features in this release
        New and improved hardware support
                        Device and peripheral support
                        Mass storage device support
                        Video adapter support
                        Network adapter support
                        PC Card Support
        New and updated products and components
                        SCO OpenServer runtime products
                        SCO OpenServer Optional Services
                        SCO OpenServer Development System
                        Additional Development Environments and Tools
        New and updated features

Before installing or upgrading
        Installation hardware requirements
                Basic hardware requirements
                        Installing on 32MB systems
                Determining disk space requirements
                        Fresh installation type
                        Preserve hard disk setup
                        Upgrade installation type
                Installation boot devices
                        Configuring the CD-ROM drive as the boot drive
                        Using EIDE CD-ROM drives
                        Using USB CD-ROM drives
        SCO OpenServer installation media
                Creating SCO OpenServer floppy media
                        Creating floppy disks on UNIX systems using ezcp
                        Creating floppy disks on Windows systems using ezcp
        Installation and upgrade checklist

Installing or upgrading an SCO OpenServer system
        SCO OpenServer installation overview
        The installation and upgrade procedure
        Responding to prompts
        Stopping and restarting an installation
        Using bootstrings
        Installing Boot-Time Loadable Drivers (BTLDs)

Troubleshooting the installation
        Solving problems during installation
                System does not boot during installation
                Error reading a floppy disk
                Installation halts with a Signal error
                System using UDMA mode hangs during installation
                Errors when using SCSI installation devices
                Errors when using USB installation devices
                Upgrade option not displaying on systems with multiple host adapters
                System does not recognize all hard disks during installation
                System reboots from Boot Disk or screen blanks after Boot: prompt
                System hangs at hardware configuration screen
                Hardware self-check stops
                Network installation fails at reboot
                System does not boot from the hard disk
        Solving problems after installation
                Console screen looks strange
                Graphical scologin screen on tty02 looks strange
                Hardware does not work
                Keyboard not fully configured for language selection
                Windows/DOS does not work
                System not licensed or unregistered software
                Error message: Can´t fork
                Error message: X TOOLKIT ERROR
                Common system resource error messages
        Solving undocumented installation problems
                Hardware and operating systems
                Identifying the problem
        Before calling for help
                A description of the problem
                System configuration

Creating an emergency boot floppy disk set
        Configuring the floppy disks
        Adding files to the root floppy disk
        Testing your emergency boot floppy disk set
                Reading backups
                Emergency boot floppy set and mirrored root disks
                Booting from the hard disk

After installing
        Administering your SCO OpenServer system
        Managing SCO OpenServer systems with Caldera Volution Manager

Boot device configuration issues
        Using the ATAPI (EIDE CD-ROM) driver
                Determining your system configuration for ATAPI (EIDE CD-ROM)
                ATAPI (EIDE CD-ROM) limitations
        Installing on SCSI subsystems
                SCSI termination problems
                SCSI boot problems
        Installing on USB subsystems
                        Specifying a USB hard drive for installation

Configuring a hard disk
        Partitioning a hard disk using fdisk
        Scanning a disk for defects using badtrk
        Dividing a disk partition into divisions using divvy

Choosing an upgrade path
        Options for upgrading existing SCO OpenServer systems
                About the Upgrade installation option
                        Disk space requirements for the Upgrade installation option
                        Data retained with the Upgrade installation option
                        Recovering from a failed Upgrade installation
                About the Preserve hard disk option
                About the Interactive disk setup option
                About other hard disk setup options
        Notes for all upgrade paths
                Restoring user accounts
                User-configured files and directories
                Upgrading USB devices
                Upgrading a non-primary hard disk
                Upgrading third-party drivers
                Upgrading the SCO OpenServer Development System
        Notes for the Upgrade installation option
                Adding a disk for an upgrade
                Upgrading third-party LLI drivers
                Upgrading to the Enterprise configuration from Host or Desktop
                        Upgrading anonymous ftp from Desktop to Enterprise
                        Upgrading the language product
                Upgrades and the relocation of software
                Upgrades and patches
                Missing user-created files
                Upgrading cron and at jobs
                Upgrading Netscape FastTrack
                SCO IPX/SPX upgrade
                IPX/SPX upgrades overwrite *_tune.h files
                Upgrading systems without SCO IPX/SPX configured
                Upgrading the sendmail aliases database
                Upgrading with scodb
                Compaq EFS upgrade
                SCO DCE Development System upgrade
                Additional product documentation unavailable after upgrades
                Third-party products and system serial numbers
                Upgrading NeTraverse Merge
                Upgrades and VisionFS
                Upgrading SCO ARCserve/Open Lite
        Notes for upgrading from an Internet FastStart system
                Migrating sendmail configuration
                        Saving sendmail data from the IFS system
                        Restoring sendmail data on your SCO OpenServer system
                Migrating PPP configuration to SCO PPP from Morning Star
                        Migrating from an SCO PPP configuration
                        Migrating from an existing SCO PPP from Morning Star configuration
                Saving web server configuration and data
                        Saving server configuration and data: standard configuration
                        Saving server configuration and data: virtual domain configuration

Using other operating systems with an SCO OpenServer system
        Installing Windows, DOS, and OS/2 partitions
        Installing Linux and SCO UnixWare 7/Open UNIX 8 partitions
        Partitioning the hard disk using fdisk
                Displaying current partition table
        Switching between operating systems
                Specifying a partition at the boot prompt
                Changing the active partition
                Booting Windows or DOS from a floppy disk
        Removing an operating system from the hard disk