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Unix Install from CD

The CD drive must be mounted before files can be accessed on the Century CD. Most Unix platforms support SCSI CD drives or ISO 9660 EIDE controller type CD drives. To find out whether or not the CD drive is recognized on the system, change directories to the /dev or /dev/dsk directory and type 'ls -l cd*'
The permissions and device names will be displayed out.


brw-rw-rw 1 root sys 51, Oct 28 08:16 cd0

In this case the CD-ROM is listed as cd0

Determine which device name corresponds to your CD drive. The CD drive must then be mounted.

If no CD drive is listed, consult you Unix administration manuals for setup directions. SCSI CD drives are easiest to configure since they are recognized during system boot up.

Mount the CD drive from the root directory by typing

mount /dev/cd0 /mnt

Then change directories to /mnt and type 'ls' to list out the files or directories on the CD-ROM.

Change directories to the directory that contains files for your platform. See list below.

If your platform is SCO Open Server, then you would do change directories to /mnt/u3.

The next step is to copy the files to your /tmp directory that pertain to your specific Operating System.

From /mnt/u3 do an 'ls' and list out the files.

In this example the files needed for SCO Open Server (Unix) are as follows:


Next, copy these files one at a time into the /tmp directory.

Example: cp CMDFILE1.TAR /tmp

Change directories to /tmp and tar off each file separately by typing

tar xvf filename.tar

You are now ready to run the install by typing /bin/sh ./INSTALL

Note: Century files are listed on the CD in uppercase syntax. Any command executions need to name the file in it's lettercase syntax.

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