Release 7.1.1 Software notes

Installation Roadmap

Revisions were made to the Installation Roadmap for the September and December 2000 UnixWare 7 Release 7.1.1 media kits. This includes important revisions to the installation procedure for the Release 7.1.1 Maintenance Set (set71101), found on the second CD. Follow the procedures in the sections below (reproduced from the revised Installation Roadmap) when installing Release 7.1.1 and the Maintenance Set.

Gathering required media and licenses

The minimal media required to install UnixWare 7 include:

The UnixWare 7, Release 7.1.1 Installation CD-ROM (disk 1) contains the operating system and other base components. The Operating System Updates CD-ROM (disk 2) and the Optional Services CD-ROM (disk 3) are also prompted for during initial system load, and contain software covered by your license.

Additional CD-ROMs with software designed to work with UnixWare 7 are also included in your media kit.

Some applications may require a specific release level or set of functionality in UnixWare 7 to be supported. A complete list of new functionality and Program Temporary Fixes (PTFs) added to Release 7.1 is available on the Operating System Updates CD-ROM and can be viewed by mounting the CD-ROM and accessing /info/update710/readme.txt.

In addition, you might have one or more software driver diskettes from your vendor which you need to load when prompted during the installation.

For a complete list of the media included in this release, see the table in ``UnixWare 7 licensing''.

Preparing for installation

To prepare for installation:

  1. If you are installing UnixWare 7 on a system with a previous version of an SCO® operating system, or a system that contains other bootable partitions, back up the data on all partitions you want to save.

    The Upgrade Guide, found in /info/upgrade on the UnixWare 7 Installation CD-ROM, provides tips to help migrate data from SCO UnixWare 2 and SCO OpenServer Release 5 to UnixWare 7.

    NOTE: If you want to perform an Upgrade Installation from UnixWare 7, Release 7.0.0 or 7.0.1, see ``Upgrades From Previous Releases'' later in this document.

  2. Read the license agreement and relevant sections of the Getting Started Guide for information that may apply to your installation.

  3. Complete the installation checklists in chapter 2, ``Before you install,'' of the Getting Started Guide. In doing so, you prepare yourself for the installation and have a written record of your installation responses.

  4. If you are performing a network installation (pulling UnixWare 7 from a configured installation server), create the needed install diskettes as described in /info/images/readme.txt on the UnixWare 7 CD-ROM.

NOTE: Network Installations are subject to a number of limitations in Release 7.1.1. See the Late News web site for details.

Installing the system (New Installation)

  1. With the power off, insert the diskette titled ``UnixWare 7 Installation Diskette 1 of 2'', then turn your system on.

  2. When prompted, insert diskette 2 of 2 and press <Esc>.

  3. Enter information from the installation checklists.

  4. When prompted, enter the UnixWare 7 Host Bus Adapter diskette.

  5. When prompted, select the CD-ROM or network installation.

  6. When done answering all installation prompts, press <F10> to begin software loading. This process may take over an hour.

    NOTE: update710, a package containing many updates and enhancements to UnixWare 7, is automatically installed during this phase.

  7. When prompted, remove all media (diskettes and CD-ROMs) from the system and press any key to reboot.

  8. Configure your mouse as instructed.

  9. When prompted to enter another CD-ROM, enter the UnixWare 7 Operating System Updates CD-ROM (Disk 2 of 3).

    Follow the prompts to install the desired updates. Updates are highlighted based on the license you entered and on what packages you installed from the Installation CD-ROM.

    NOTE: The 711 Maintenance Set (set71101) on CD-2 contains a number of recommended Support Level Supplements (SLS), but should not be installed at this time (it is not selected by default). See ``Installing the Maintenance Set (set71101)'', below. If you plan to install the (separately licensed) UnixWare 7 NonStop Clusters (NSC) software, do not install set71101.

  10. When prompted to enter another CD-ROM, enter the UnixWare 7 Optional Services CD-ROM (Disk 3 of 3).

    Follow the prompts to install the desired services. Again, services are highlighted for installation based on your operating system license.

    NOTE: When installing RealNetworks G2 Basic Server Plus during Inital System Load or Upgrade, the default is automatic installation. This is the correct method to install the Server in these scenarios. Do not select the custom installation. When installing the Server as a layered product, you can select the custom installation.

Upgrades from previous releases

If you are using this media kit to upgrade from a previous release of UnixWare 7, follow the instructions in this section. From Release 7.0.0 or 7.0.1, follow all the steps below. From Release 7.1, begin at step 4.

NOTE: Do not install the packages found on the Release 7.1.1 Updates CD-ROM on UnixWare 7 Release 7.0.0 or Release 7.0.1 systems, except as shown below. The packages and set on this CD-ROM are supported on Release 7.1.1 systems only.

  1. Insert the Release 7.1.1 Operating System Updates CD-ROM (Disk 2 of 3) and enter:

    pkgadd -d cdrom1 update710

  2. Follow the prompts. You are requested to enter a Release 7.1 Upgrade License before you can proceed.

  3. Reboot the system by entering the following commands:

    cd /
    shutdown -y -i6 -g0

  4. Install the Upgrade Wizard from the Operating System Updates CD-ROM (Disk 2 of 3):

    pkgadd -d cdrom1 uli

  5. Run the Upgrade Wizard from a terminal window:

    scoadmin upgrade wizard

  6. Follow the prompts to install the desired packages.

NOTE: The update711 package only updates portions of the operating system that are currently installed. For example: if you install update711 and later load additional software from your UnixWare 7 Installation CD-ROM, you should re-install the update711 package to ensure that your entire operating system is updated.

The update711 package cannot be removed. To return to your previous operating system, you must reinstall and restore from backups.

The 711 Maintenance Set (set71101) on CD-2 contains a number of recommended Support Level Supplements (SLS), but should not be installed at this time (it is not selected by default). See ``Installing the Maintenance Set (set71101)'', below. If you plan to install the (separately licensed) UnixWare 7 NonStop Clusters (NSC) software, do not install set71101.

Installing the Maintenance Set (set71101)

NOTE: If you plan to install the (separately licensed) UnixWare 7 NonStop Clusters (NSC) software, do not install set71101.

Once you have installed (or upgraded your system to) Release 7.1.1, follow this procedure to install the Release 7.1.1 Maintenance Set off of CD-2.

  1. Insert the Release 7.1.1 Operating System Updates CD-ROM (Disk 2 of 3) in the CD-ROM drive and enter:

    pkgadd -d cdrom1 set71101

    Follow the prompts to install the set. Do not reboot the system at this time. After installation of set71101 is complete, remove the CD from the drive and go on to the next step.

  2. Install ptf7632e (or later). A copy of ptf7632e can be obtained from For example, ptf7632e consists of two files found at this site: ptf7632e.txt (the installation instructions) and ptf7632e.Z (the compressed ptf archive). Newer versions of these files will have successive ASCII characters appended to the PTF number in place of the ``e''.

  3. Once installation of ptf7632 is complete, Reboot your system, as in this example:

    cd /
    shutdown -y -i6 -g0

Installing add-on software

When you install UnixWare 7, many services and software packages are installed and configured automatically. However, you can add software to your system from any of the provided CD-ROMs after installation using the pkgadd(1) command.

For information on how to install additional software, refer to ``Installing, managing, and removing software'' in the UnixWare 7 System Handbook, or on the various CD-ROMs in the browsable /info/install.htm file and the printed CD-ROM sleeve.

NOTE: You should always install packages from the UnixWare 7 Installation and Operating System Updates CD-ROMs before installing software from the other CD-ROMs.

While you can install any package found on the CD-ROMs, you may need a separate license if it is not covered by your base license.

All UnixWare 7 Editions include licenses for products that may be found on different CD-ROMs in your UnixWare 7 Media Kit. For example: all UnixWare 7 licenses include Netscape Communicator(TM) and the RealNetworks(TM) RealPlayer(TM) 5.0, both of which are found on the Optional Services CD-ROM.

What to do after installing UnixWare 7

For a complete list of post-installation tasks and procedures, see chapter 4, ``After you install,'' in the Getting Started Guide.

Common post-installation tasks include:

Network User License Monitor

The Network User License (NUL) Monitor is a new utility for UnixWare 7 that reports the number of NULs active on a network. The NUL Monitor allows tracking and conformance to SCO license terms by providing reports on concurrent users and NUL limits. It is intended for administrators who are aware of the terms of their license agreements as well as their network configuration. The NUL Monitor utility is available on the UnixWare 7 Release 7.1.1 Updates CD (CD 2). Please see the readme file in /info/nulmon for more information and installation instructions. This utility is also available from the SCO Software Downloads web page for UnixWare 7 products.

Support and technical assistance for your SCO products

SCO and others provide a variety of online technical support and information services for SCO products. The SCO World Wide Web site ( and the SCO FTP site ( provide a multitude of resources at no charge. These resources include:

For additional information about free support options, see the browsable file /info/support.txt on the UnixWare 7 Installation CD-ROM.

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