Before installing or upgrading

Installation and upgrade checklist

You will need this information to respond to prompts during the installation. If you do not record this information before starting, you might have to stop the installation and start again from the beginning.

After installation, keep this checklist with your system log. (See ``Keeping a system log'' for more information.)

1. Boot-time Loadable Drivers (BTLDs) required?

[ ] No
[ ] Yes, enter package names:





Also consult your BTLD software supplier's documentation.

2. Installation media

[ ] ATAPI/EIDE CD-ROM (ATAPI-2-compliant)

IDE Controller
[ ] Primary [ ] Secondary
[ ] Master [ ] Slave

SCSI Adaptor Type: __________________________________

SCSI Host Adaptor: __________________________________

SCSI ID: __________________________________

(always 0 for SCO-provided drivers)

SCSI BUS: __________________________________

USB Device: __________________________________

If you use your primary drive, autodetection will probably fill in the correct entry. See the SCO Certified and Compatible Hardware web page for device names. See ``Adding SCSI host adapters and peripherals'' for SCSI configuration information.

3. Keyboard language


(For example, UK English.)

4. License number


Copy answers 4, 5, and 6 from your SCO OpenServer License. For Upgrade installations, you need the license keys for both the original and upgrade systems.

5. License code


6. License data


(This field appears only during certain installations.)

7. Installation type

[ ] Fresh
[ ] Upgrade (if system is suitable)

NOTE: If upgrading, stop here and begin the upgrade procedure.

An Upgrade preserves your existing filesystems, but may not provide all the new functionality that a Fresh installation offers. (Some systems cannot be upgraded.)

8. System name


Must be unique, begin with a letter, and contain only lowercase letters and numbers (a maximum of 8 characters).

9. Domain name


10. Security profile

[ ] High (above C2)
[ ] Improved (C2)
[ ] Traditional
[ ] Low

Use High for systems with confidential information and many users, Improved for systems with users who share information, Traditional to maintain compatibility with existing UNIX systems, or Low for systems not widely or publically accessed. (See ``System security'').

11. Time zone

Continent or geographic area: __________________________________

Time zone name: __________________________________

Daylight savings observed? [ ] Yes    [ ] No

12. Language


If you will be running a language product other than US English (for example, French or German), specify it here.

13. Initial system profile

[ ] Standard system
[ ] Lightweight character terminal
[ ] Database services (add to either Standard or Lightweight)

Standard Enterprise installs all software except Microsoft LAN Manager Client and SCO Gateway, and Lightweight character terminal also leaves out the X11 server and clients, graphical administration tools, and the IPX/SPX runtime. Database services adds the suds driver for large database products.

14. Hard disk setup, first disk

[ ] Preserve (if available)
[ ] Use whole disk for UNIX
[ ] Customized layout
[ ] Interactive fdisk/divvy

Preserve maintains current partitions and divisions (some systems cannot be preserved). Use whole disk for UNIX configures default partitions and divisions. Customize lets you create and resize partitions and divisions. Interactive invokes fdisk(ADM) and divvy(ADM) for more precision.

Customized or Interactive layout
UNIX partition size (MB) __________________________________

DOS partition size (MB) __________________________________

Other partition size (MB) __________________________________

boot filesystem size (MB) __________________________________

swap space size (MB) __________________________________
(recommend 1.5 to 2 times RAM)

root filesystem size (MB) __________________________________
(new filesystem types no longer require small root filesystems)

Other filesystems size (MB) __________________________________

15. Bad track/block, first disk

[ ] None
[ ] Thorough/destructive
[ ] Thorough/non-destructive
[ ] Quick/destructive
[ ] Quick/non-destructive

Thorough/destructive ensures the highest disk integrity, but takes longer. Less thorough choices increase the risk of installation failure due to bad spots on the disk. (See ``Scanning a disk for defects using badtrk'').

16. Hard disk setup, second disk
(If applicable)

[ ] Preserve (if available)
[ ] Use whole disk for UNIX
[ ] Customized layout
[ ] Defer

Customized layout
UNIX partition size (MB) __________________________________

DOS partition size (MB) __________________________________

Other partition size (MB) __________________________________

boot filesystem size (MB) __________________________________

swap space size (MB) __________________________________

Other filesystems size (MB) __________________________________

17. Bad track/block, second disk
(If applicable)

[ ] None
[ ] Thorough/destructive
[ ] Thorough/non-destructive
[ ] Quick/destructive
[ ] Quick/non-destructive

18. Software components

[ ] Operating system
[ ] Graphical environment
[ ] Connectivity
[ ] Online documentation

To override the initial system profiles, you can install whole and partial components in any combination. (See ``Determining disk space requirements'' for disk space requirements.) After initial installation, you can add or remove software. (See ``Installing and managing software components'').

19. Network card

Vendor and model: __________________________________

Interrupt vector (IRQ): __________________________________

Base I/O address (if applicable): __________________________________

ROM address (if applicable): __________________________________

DMA (if applicable): __________________________________

Base RAM address (if applicable): __________________________________

RAM size (if applicable): __________________________________

Local Ring Broadcast (Token-Ring only): __________________________________

Slot number (if applicable): __________________________________

Cable type (if applicable): __________________________________

You do not need this information if you autodetect the network card or defer networking configuration. (If the address you want to use for your network card does not appear on the list of valid addresses, defer network configuration until after installation.) See your hardware documentation for more information.

20. IP address


Four decimal numbers separated by periods (for example, If you do not already have an IP address, defer network configuration.

21. Network mask


If you are not configuring a subnetwork, accept the default value.

22. Broadcast address


23. Domain name service (DNS) client configuration

Gateway address: __________________________________

Primary nameserver address: __________________________________

Secondary nameserver address: __________________________________

Enter the IP address of the gateway machine on your network to set the default route. For more information, see ``Default routes''.

Enter the IP addresses of the primary and secondary name servers. Entering a name server creates a default resolv.conf(SFF) file. For more information, see ``Configuring the Domain Name Service''.

These fields are optional. If no values are entered, /etc/tcp does not add a default route and resolv.conf is not created; you will not be able to connect to another system using TCP/IP until you have a default route or a routing daemon configured.

24. IPX/SPX network number


Links DOS Workstation clients and SCO OpenServer system software over the NetWare network.

25. IPX/SPX internal network number


26. IPX/SPX framing type


27. Video card


Also consult the SCO Certified and Compatible Hardware web page.

28. Video mode


29. Video monitor


30. Graphical login

[ ] On [ ] Off

If you plan to use the graphical environment, leave the graphical login on. See ``Starting a Graphical Environment session''.

31. Mouse

Type (vendor): __________________________________

[ ] Bus mouse
[ ] IRQ2 (INTR2)
[ ] IRQ3 (INTR3)
[ ] IRQ5 (INTR5)

[ ] Serial mouse: COM1
(COM2 not supported)

[ ] Keyboard mouse
[ ] low resolution
[ ] high resolution

[ ] USB mouse

For a bus mouse, specify the interrupt. For a serial mouse, specify the COM1 port. If your serial mouse is connected to COM2, specify COM1 and then reconfigure your mouse after installation. (See ``Adding mice and bitpads''. Also consult your hardware documentation.)

32. E-mail system

[ ] MMDF
[ ] sendmail

The two Mail Transfer Agents (MTAs are MMDF (the default) and sendmail. Choose sendmail if you will use advanced features of the Internet Services, such as virtual domains, or if your systems currently use sendmail. Otherwise, choose MMDF. For more information on sendmail and the Internet Manager, see ``Configuring Internet Services''. For a detailed comparison of sendmail and MMDF, see the Mail and Messaging Guide.

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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003