AIX Install DOS Merge

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AIX PS/2: DOS Merge User's and Administrator's Guide

DOS Merge User's and Administrator's Guide

2.7 Chapter 7. Installing and De-Installing AIX PS/2 DOS Merge



2.7.2 About This Chapter
2.7.3 Introduction
2.7.4 Hardware and Software Requirements
2.7.5 Planning for Installation DOS Partitions Before You Install
2.7.6 Installing DOS Merge Run the installp Program Run the dosinstall Program If Your System Hangs During Installation AIX Path Considerations
2.7.7 DOS Merge Files for DOS Internal Commands Internal Commands Executable from the AIX Shell Internal Commands Not Enabled for Use from the AIX Shell
2.7.8 De-Installing DOS Merge What the uninst Program Removes What the uninst Program Does Not Remove Precautions Backing Up Files Before You De-Install DOS Merge De-Installing DOS Merge
2.7.9 Reinstalling DOS Merge

2.7.2 About This Chapter

   This chapter shows you how to install the AIX PS/2 DOS Merge system.  It also helps you plan for installation by telling you what hardware and software you need to run DOS Merge and how to set up the fixed disk.  You are also shown how to remove DOS Merge from the fixed disk.

2.7.3 Introduction
   This chapter shows you how to install the AIX PS/2 DOS Merge (hereafter called DOS Merge) software.  It tells you what you need to know to plan for installation and to start to use DOS Merge features and services.

2.7.4 Hardware and Software Requirements
   The following hardware and software are required to install DOS Merge and
   support all its functions:

   A PS/2 computer with the AIX PS/2 Operating System installed.

   A minimum of 3 megabytes of 32-bit memory.  We strongly recommend that
    you have more than the minimum required memory, especially if you
    intend to support multiple, simultaneous DOS users.

   A fixed-disk capacity that is sufficient to accommodate the AIX PS/2
    Operating System plus the following additional space for the DOS Merge

       -   2500 1K blocks in the root (/) file system
       -   1890 1K blocks in the /local file system

   If you want to support DOS running on terminals or if you want to use
    applications that use communication ports, you need serial ports.
    (For example, one serial port is standard on a PS/2 Model 80.)

   The AIX PS/2 operating system.

   The AIX PS/2 DOS Merge software (a 3.5-inch, 1.44MB diskette).

   The DOS 3.30 Startup/Operating diskette (a 3.5-inch, 720KB diskette).
     (Ed. AIX 1.3.0 needs the 5.0 Startup/Operating diskette)

   The IBM PS/2 Reference Diskette.  The Reference diskette is not
    required during the initial installation of DOS Merge, but you may
    need it to make optional adapter cards usable by DOS Merge. (Refer to
    "Installing or Removing Plug-in Cards" in topic 2.8.11.)

2.7.5 Planning for Installation
   Before you install DOS Merge, you need to decide whether to create a physical DOS partition on the fixed disk for the DOS Merge system.  The information in this section helps you make that decision by describing the advantages of having a physical DOS partition for DOS Merge.

   Just prior to installation, you need to observe certain special requirements.  Those requirements are listed under "Before You Install." DOS Partitions
   To support full DOS Merge functionality, you should have a physical DOS partition available that can be accessed under DOS Merge as DOS drive E. Having a physical DOS partition offers you several advantages:

   Some copy-protected DOS application programs cannot be installed on
    DOS Merge drives C or D using normal procedures. However, if you have
    a DOS partition, you can install such applications on this partition
    and run them from DOS Merge drive E and under native DOS.

    Note:  Files should be installed on the physical DOS partition with
           discretion because they are not part of the AIX file system and
           must be backed up separately using DOS procedures.

   If you have a physical DOS partition, you can boot it under native DOS
    (either from a diskette or, if the DOS partition is bootable, from the
    partition itself) and access any DOS files or applications installed
    on the DOS partition.

   To take advantage of these features, you should create a physical DOS partition before proceeding with system installation.  If you decide to create a DOS partition, you must create it before installing the DOS Merge system.

   Note:  If possible, create a DOS partition, install AIX PS/2, then install the DOS Merge system.

   If you have a primary DOS partition, that partition is the first physical partition on the fixed disk and is accessed as DOS drive E.  Any additional (extended) partitions are accessed as DOS drives F, G, H, I, and so forth.  For additional information on DOS partitions, see "Diskette and Fixed Disk Drives" in topic 1.2.13 and "Administering DOS Partitions" in topic 2.8.8.  You can also refer to your Disk Operating System, Version 3.30 Reference for detailed information on primary and extended DOS partitions.

   If your fixed disk is already partitioned and formatted with an operating system other than DOS as the first partition, you must back up the files currently on the partition and do a low-level format of the fixed disk before reassigning the first partition to DOS.  Contact the customer support organization for your computer hardware if you need help with doing a low-level format.

   When your fixed disk is ready to be partitioned, take the following steps.  (See your Disk Operation System, Version 3.30 Reference manual for further information on these procedures.)

Note:  DOS Merge also allows you to create a virtual partition, which can
       be formatted under DOS and used for DOS files.  If you want to
       create a virtual DOS partition, see "Virtual DOS Partitions and
       Diskettes" in topic 2.8.9.

1.  Use the DOS FDISK command to create a primary DOS partition.  We
    recommend that you make this partition at least 2.5 megabytes in size.
    (Some DOS copy-protection schemes cannot be installed on a partition
    smaller than 2.5 megabytes.)

2.  Use the DOS SELECT or FORMAT /S command to format a DOS partition and
    install DOS system files. Before You Install
   Before beginning the installation procedures, review the previous sections on hardware and software requirements.  Then, observe the following additional requirements:

   The system must be quiescent during the entire installation procedure.
    This means that there must be no users other than the root (the person
    who is installing DOS Merge) logged in, and there must be no user
    processes executing.  If you are installing DOS Merge in an AIX
    cluster, the entire cluster must be quiescent.

   You must have 2500 1K blocks of free disk space in the /local file
    system and 1890 1K blocks of free disk space in the root (/) file
    system to accommodate DOS Merge.  If you are installing DOS Merge in
    an AIX cluster that already has DOS Merge sites, no additional space
    is required in the root file system because all necessary root files
    already exist.

   You should have the DOS Merge system diskette and the DOS
    Startup/Operating diskette at hand before beginning installation.

   You must be logged in as root during the installation procedures.

2.7.6 Installing DOS Merge
   Installing DOS Merge is a fairly simple procedure.  You accomplish most of the DOS Merge installation procedure by running installation scripts that transfer the DOS Merge files from the diskette to your fixed disk, transfer the standard DOS files from the DOS Startup/Operating Diskette to your fixed disk, and configure your system to operate properly as a combined DOS/AIX system. Run the installp Program

1.  Log into a PS/2 system as root.

    Note:  You can be in single-user or multi-user mode, but all
           user-level processes should be quiescent.

2.  Insert the DOS Merge system diskette into the diskette drive and make
    sure it locks in place.

3.  At the AIX prompt (#), enter:


       The system responds:

 000-123 Before you continue, you must make sure
         there is not other activity on the system. 
         You should have just restarted the system and no
         other terminals should be enabled.  Refer to your messages
         reference book for more information.

         Do you want to continue with this command? (y or n)

4.  Type y and press Enter.

       The system prompts:

         Please mount volume 1 on /dev/rfd0

5.  Make sure that the diskette is in the diskette drive. 
    Then press Enter.

   The system responds:

      files restored: 1
      The program "AIX PS/2 DOS MERGE" will be installed

      Do you want to do this? (y/n)

6.  Type y to install DOS Merge.

    The system responds:

    files restored: 1
    Copyright _ 1988 IBM Corporation
    Copyright _ 1987 Locus Computing Corporation
    All Rights Reserved

7.  Make sure that the DOS Merge system diskette is in the diskette drive.
    Then, press Enter.

    The system displays the names of the DOS Merge files as they are
    copied from the DOS Merge system diskette.  When all the files are
    copied, you see this message:

     Program "AIX PS/2 DOS MERGE" is now installed

   Next, run dosinstall with the procedures in the next section. Run the dosinstall Program
   You run the dosinstall program to install the DOS distribution files.  To install these files:

   1.  Make sure you are logged in as root.

   2.  At the AIX prompt (#), enter:

         open sh /usr/lib/merge/dosinstall

       The system responds:

         Please insert your DOS 3.3 System Disk into Drive A:
         and hit return to continue.

    Note:  Your system may appear to be hung either immediately after you
           press Enter or some time later after one or more files have
           been copied.  If you experience no diskette activity for a
           period of two minutes or more, your DOS diskette may be
           defective.  To correct this problem, follow the procedures
           under "If Your System Hangs During Installation" in

3.  Insert the DOS System diskette into diskette drive A and lock it in
    place.  Press Enter.

    The dosinstall program script installs all the DOS Merge files.  As
    each file is installed, its name is displayed along with the following

         Making DOS image...
         Copy in progress...
         Do not remove the DOS disk.

    When the system finishes copying the distribution files, the following
    message is displayed:

         Installing the DOS system files from the DOS disk...
         Installing the DOS utilities under DOS Merge

       The system then installs the DOS image files.  As these files are  installed the following message is displayed:

         IBM Personal Computer DOS Version 3.30

       When the dosinstall program is finished, you see this message:

         DOS installation is complete.
         Remove the DOS disk now. If Your System Hangs During Installation

   Note:  Use this only if you have had no diskette activity for at least two minutes while running the dosinstall  procedure.

   If your system hangs while you are running the dosinstall procedure, do the following:

1.  Press the Alt-Action keys to return to the login shell.
     (Ed. Action key is the right Ctrl key. IBM shipped a new keycap with
      the word "Action" on it with the AIX package)

2.  Enter the ps -el command.  The system displays a listing of active

3.  Scan the list for any processes labelled dos.  Then, using the PID
    (not PPID), issue a kill command for each dos process until no such
    processes remain.

4.  Your DOS diskette may be marginally defective.  Examine the diskette.
    It should be an original, 3.5-inch low density (1.0MB) DOS 3.3
    Startup/Operating diskette.  If your diskette fails and fits this
    description, it is likely that it is marginally defective.  To
    determine whether the diskette (or diskette drive) is defective, try
    the options listed below in the order given.  In all cases where a
    defective DOS Startup/Operating diskette or PS/2 diskette drive is
    suspected, contact your place of purchase.

    a.  Try the dosinstall procedure using a different original DOS 3.3
        Startup/Operating diskette.

    b.  If an original DOS Startup/Operating diskette is not usable for
        some reason, use the DISKCOPY command to copy to another 3.5"
        low-density diskette.  Then, try the dosinstall procedure.

        If this option fails and only one original DOS Startup/Operating
        diskette was used, it is probably defective; otherwise, the drive
        is probably defective.

    c.  If the DISKCOPY command fails, use the FORMAT command to format a
        3.5", low-density diskette under DOS with the /S, /N:9, /T:80
        options.  Then, use the XCOPY command to copy all files from the
        original to the new diskette.  (For information on the FORMAT and
        XCOPY commands, see your Disk Operating System Version 3.30
        Reference.)  Then, run the dosinstall program. AIX Path Considerations
   During DOS Merge installation, the /etc/profile file is updated to append the /usr/dbin directory to the PATH used for the Bourne shell (sh).  If you are using the C shell (csh), you must manually update your .cshrc or login files.  If you are installing DOS applications with the dosadmin program, you should manually add the /usr/ldbin directory to these files. For more information, see "Using the AIX Search Path" in topic 1.3.12 and "Changing the AIX Search Path" in topic

2.7.7 DOS Merge Files for DOS Internal Commands
   The following lists contain the files that identify DOS internal commands installed on the fixed disk during the dosinstall procedure.  These files are used by the DOS Merge system when you run a DOS internal command from the AIX shell.  On a conventional DOS system, these files do not exist because they are built into the DOS command interpreter, Like the standard DOS files with AIX links, these files are owned by bin, belong to the sys group, and have 755 (-rwxr-xr-x) permissions.

   Standard DOS Merge files often created after the system is in use include  /usr/lib/merg/ps_xbios.rmg, /usr/lib/merge/sdfile, and users' home directory files sdfile, autoexec.bat, config.sys, dosapp.def, and dosenv.def.  These files, as well as home directory .profile files, are not listed in the following tables because they are not created at the time DOS Merge is installed. Internal Commands Executable from the AIX Shell

   The following files contain data that identify the corresponding DOS internal commands as executable from the AIX shell.  They also contain a record of the DOS options used when the internal commands are executed from the AIX shell.  Except for the COPY command, which has a different DOS option record, these files are identical and are, therefore, all linked.  The assigned DOS options are:  +b +dc -e +l +ms -p +s15 -x.  The DOS options assigned to the COPY command are:  +b +dc -e +l +mn -p +s15 - x.  All files are in the directory /usr/dbin.

   COPY             DIR             RD             TYPE
   DATE             ERASE           REN            VER
   DEL              MD              TIME           VOL
   FOR Internal Commands Not Enabled for Use from the AIX Shell
   Several DOS commands have no known use from the AIX prompt.

   DOS commands twith the same function as AIX commands with the same name.
¦ CHDIR (CD)           ¦ RMDIR                  ¦ SET (csh SET)         ¦
¦ MKDIR                ¦ PATH (csh PATH)        ¦                       ¦

   DOS commands that are not enabled (by links to the dos command) because they are not useful from the AIX prompt.
¦ APPEND          ¦ CTTY             ¦ JOIN            ¦ PROMPT         ¦
¦ ASSIGN          ¦ FASTOPEN         ¦ KEYB            ¦ SELECT         ¦
¦ BREAK           ¦ GRAPHICS         ¦ MODE            ¦ SHARE          ¦
¦ CHCP            ¦ GRAPHTBL         ¦ NLSFUNC         ¦ SUBST          ¦
¦                 ¦                  ¦                 ¦ VERIFY         ¦
¦ This list also includes most DOS batch commands (for example, GOTO,   ¦
¦ SHIFT, and REM.)                                                      ¦

   Note the following regarding these commands:

   Most of these DOS commands are not meaningful from the AIX prompt
    because they affect a DOS environment that does not exist when you use
    the AIX shell.  For example, the PROMPT command, if issued from the
    AIX shell, would redefine the DOS prompt in a DOS environment that
    lasts only for the duration of the PROMPT command itself.  (To change
    your AIX prompt, you would use the Bourne shell PS1= command.)

   Most DOS batch commands--including GOTO, IF, PAUSE, REM, and
    SHIFT--are intended to be used in DOS batch files and are generally
    not useful from either the DOS prompt or the AIX prompt.  On the DOS
    Merge system, you can include these commands within DOS batch files
    and execute these files from either the DOS environment or the AIX
    shell.  The FOR command, however, does work from the AIX prompt.

   If you find that you need to use a DOS command that is not enabled for use from the AIX prompt, refer to Chapter 6, "Installing and Removing DOS Applications."

   As in the DOS environment, the following restrictions apply to DOS commands:

   You cannot use the DOS FDISK or SHIP commands (or any other DOS
    command for parking the fixed disk head) on the DOS Merge system.

   You cannot use CHKDSK, FORMAT, or SYS on the shared DOS/AIX file
    system.  You can, however, use these commands on a diskette drive or
    on a DOS partition as you would on any conventional DOS system.

   The DOS TIME and DATE commands can be used from the AIX shell to
    display the time or date, but cannot be used to alter the DOS Merge
    system clock.  Note that the AIX system also includes time and date
    commands, so if you use the DOS TIME or DATE command, refer to
    "DOS/AIX Program Name Conflicts" in topic 1.3.13.

2.7.8 De-Installing DOS Merge
   To de-install the DOS Merge software, use the uninst program.  When you run this program, it removes DOS Merge files, constructs a new AIX kernel that does not support DOS Merge, and reboots the system to activate the restored kernel.

   Before you run the uninst program, read this section in its entirety so that you know what the uninst program removes, what it does not remove, and what precautions you should take before de-installing DOS Merge. What the uninst Program Removes
   When you run the uninst program, it removes the following:

   All DOS Merge files that were installed when the DOS Merge software
    was installed.  However, before the uninst program removes the
    /local/merge/config.sys, /local/merge/autoexec.bat, and
    /local/merge/dosdev files, it backs them up in respective files named:

       -   /local/merge/config.sys.OLD
       -   /local/merge/autoexec.OLD
       -   /local/merge/dosdev.OLD

    Note:  /local is the standard directory that contains local files on
           your AIX site.  Its name is typically the same as the name of
           your AIX site. If you do not know what the local site name is,
           you can find out by entering the sitelocal command at your

   All symbolic links to files in /local/merge as well as the entire
    contents of that directory except for the three backup files listed

   The symbolic link to the physical DOS partition, if one exists.

   The directory /usr/ldbin, only if it is empty. (If you have installed
    DOS applications in this directory, the uninst program does not remove
    them or the directory.) What the uninst Program Does Not Remove
   When you run the uninst program, it does not remove:

   DOS applications or DOS data files that you added after DOS Merge was
    installed.  It also does not remove or restore AIX files that have
    been configured since DOS Merge was installed.  For example, the
    uninst program does not remove any personal DOS applications that
    users may have stored in their home directories or subordinate

   Any virtual DOS floppies in your AIX file system.

   Any files in any DOS partitions, either physical or virtual, or the
    partitions themselves. Precautions
   Before you run uninst program, consider the following:

   When installing DOS applications, users or the dosadmin program may
    have modified the /etc/profile or home directory .profile files to add
    directories containing DOS programs to the AIX search path.  When you
    de-install DOS Merge, you might want to remove DOS applications and
    change path definitions so DOS directories are no longer searched.

   When you de-install DOS Merge, virtual floppies and partitions become
    meaningless AIX files.  When you remove DOS Merge, you can access
    files in a physical DOS partition only in one of the following ways:

    -   By shutting down the AIX system, changing your active partition to
        a DOS partition, and booting DOS from the partition.

    -   By shutting down the AIX system, booting DOS from a diskette, and
        accessing a DOS partition as drive C.

    For these reasons, you should back up all DOS files, directories,
    virtual floppies, and virtual partitions in the shared DOS/AIX file
    system that you want to save before de-installing DOS Merge.  If you
    intend to reinstall DOS Merge in the future, you can back up these DOS
    records just like ordinary AIX files and directories and later
    reinstall them.  If you intend to use these DOS records with a
    conventional DOS system, independent of the DOS Merge system, you
    should use DOS commands (such as COPY) to copy them to DOS-compatible
    media, such as diskettes.

   Some copy-protected DOS applications require a special de-installation
    procedure.  If you do not follow the required procedure, you may not
    be able to reinstall the application at a future time.  Refer to the
    instructions for your DOS applications for specific information. Backing Up Files
   As described previously, the uninst program automatically copies the system autoexec.bat, config.sys, and dosdev files to files with names ending in "OLD" before it removes them.  These saved copies can be useful when you reinstall DOS Merge.  If you have modified the /etc/dosenv.def or /etc/dosapp.def file since you installed DOS Merge, you should also back them up before running the uninst program.  Back up these files by entering the following command at the AIX prompt (#):

     cp /etc/dosenv.def /etc/dosenv.OLD
     cp /etc/dosapp.def /etc/dosapp.OLD Before You De-Install DOS Merge
   Before you run the uninst program, observe the following requirements:

   Before removing DOS Merge, make sure you have the diskette containing
    the DOS Merge software so you can reinstall the system, if necessary.

   Since the de-installation procedure requires a completely quiescent
    system, de-install DOS Merge when system users will not be affected.

   You must be logged in as root to run the uninst program. De-Installing DOS Merge
   To de-install DOS Merge, enter the following command at the AIX prompt (#):

     /etc/lpp/uninst Merge

   The uninst program script then removes the DOS Merge files (with the exceptions noted above), constructs a new AIX kernel that does not support DOS Merge, and reboots the system to activate the restored kernel.

2.7.9 Reinstalling DOS Merge
   If you have removed the DOS Merge software from your AIX system, you can reinstall it at any time using the procedures described in "Installing DOS Merge" in topic 2.7.6.

   Note:  Do not try to reinstall the DOS Merge software unless you have first removed it according to the instructions in the previous section.

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