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OpenServer install Proliant 1850R - SCO

I've set up OpenServer 5.0.6 on five of these boxes with no difficulty. What I did was: 1) Boot from CD-ROM 2) At Boot: prompt type in link=cha and place disk in floppy drive 3) Install media is IDE CD-ROM on Secondary Master 4) Continue as prompted I have not been able to load 5.0.7 on the 1850R since there are some peculiarities to the Compaq hardware that 5.0.7 does not easily handle. I can always double check this since I am going to install 5.0.6 on two more 1850Rs this week. I like these machines and I hope HP ...

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    Default Re: OpenServer install Proliant 1850R

    I've set up OpenServer 5.0.6 on five of these boxes with no
    difficulty. What I did was:

    1) Boot from CD-ROM
    2) At Boot: prompt type in link=cha and place disk in floppy drive
    3) Install media is IDE CD-ROM on Secondary Master
    4) Continue as prompted

    I have not been able to load 5.0.7 on the 1850R since there are some
    peculiarities to the Compaq hardware that 5.0.7 does not easily
    handle.

    I can always double check this since I am going to install 5.0.6 on
    two more 1850Rs this week. I like these machines and I hope HP
    continues to use the Compaq philosophy of giving the user the choice
    of IRQs instead of the Plug & Prey technology that is used in so many
    of the IBM server class machines...

    Edward Hooper
    Princess Cruises
    IT Department
    Shipboard Systems Group
    (I proudly use Unix & Linux!)

    Scott McMillan <smcmusa.net> wrote in message news:<knc4kvokkrtcstjbsgbjvgjt0voja6eh7j4ax.com>. ..
    > On 19 Aug 2003 06:34:12 -0700, [email]bennett_darryltimhortons.com[/email] (Darryl)
    > wrote:
    >
    > >I am having a heck of a time installing OpenServer on a Compaq
    >
    > Which version of Openserver??
    >
    > >Proliant 1850R server. The server has a FAST WIDE ULTRA SCSI
    > >CONTROLLER with a 9.1gb hard drive, and a IDE controller for the
    > >CDROM.
    > >
    > >I have downloaded and created the floppy disks using the oss478a file
    > >to do this. I have booted using the defbootstr link="cha wd"
    > >Srom=wd(0,0,0), and also defbootstr link="cha" Srom=wd(0,0,0). I get
    > >prompted for the fd(60) cha volume and I enter the BTLD disk and
    > >choose 'r' to replace. Then I put in the boot disk and I get as far
    > >as chosing the CDROM, and it looks to be reading from the CDROM and
    > >then I get the error:
    > >
    > >System Error 17
    > >While creating symlink
    > >/bin/sh
    > >
    > >I'm hoping someone can help me with this, as I have tried different
    > >options, but to no avail. I have used Compaq's SmartStart CD and have
    > >setup the primary partition. I think I have tried all options, but
    > >still no luck.
    > >
    > >Thanks in advance for the help.
    > >
    > >Darryl
    >
    > I would think you would need something like
    >
    > defbootstr link=cha Sdsk=cha(0,0,0,0) Srom=wd(0,0,0,0)
    >
    > adjusting the zeroes to match your config - See TA#105937 for the
    > definitions.
    >
    >
    > Scott McMillan
    Edward Hooper Guest

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    Default Re: OpenServer install Proliant 1850R

    Well, I finally got it to work, so I am going to post the solution to
    my own problem.

    I am doing this install for a collegue in my department. I was given
    3 cd's, and 2 boot disks. After triple checking the hardware setup
    (SCSI ID, host address, etc) I questioned my collegue if he was sure
    of the boot disk to use and the CD (of the 3, he told me which ones to
    use). He admitted he wasn't. I then used the boot disk for version
    5.05 and the CD with the higher ID number on it (Note to SCO - Instead
    of labeling the CD OpenServer 5, why not include on the label the full
    version number i.e. 5.05).

    I booted the system using the boot string I have been using all along,
    and it worked. I made sure my collegue responsible for this system
    labeled both the floppy and the CD to ensure no one else goes through
    this, and to store the other CD's far away from these ones.

    Thanks everyone for your help.

    Darryl



    [email]ehooperprincesscruises.com[/email] (Edward Hooper) wrote in message news:<2dc3b402.0308190959.642c74acposting.google. com>...
    > I've set up OpenServer 5.0.6 on five of these boxes with no
    > difficulty. What I did was:
    >
    > 1) Boot from CD-ROM
    > 2) At Boot: prompt type in link=cha and place disk in floppy drive
    > 3) Install media is IDE CD-ROM on Secondary Master
    > 4) Continue as prompted
    >
    > I have not been able to load 5.0.7 on the 1850R since there are some
    > peculiarities to the Compaq hardware that 5.0.7 does not easily
    > handle.
    >
    > I can always double check this since I am going to install 5.0.6 on
    > two more 1850Rs this week. I like these machines and I hope HP
    > continues to use the Compaq philosophy of giving the user the choice
    > of IRQs instead of the Plug & Prey technology that is used in so many
    > of the IBM server class machines...
    >
    > Edward Hooper
    > Princess Cruises
    > IT Department
    > Shipboard Systems Group
    > (I proudly use Unix & Linux!)
    >
    > Scott McMillan <smcmusa.net> wrote in message news:<knc4kvokkrtcstjbsgbjvgjt0voja6eh7j4ax.com>. ..
    > > On 19 Aug 2003 06:34:12 -0700, [email]bennett_darryltimhortons.com[/email] (Darryl)
    > > wrote:
    > >
    > > >I am having a heck of a time installing OpenServer on a Compaq
    > >
    > > Which version of Openserver??
    > >
    > > >Proliant 1850R server. The server has a FAST WIDE ULTRA SCSI
    > > >CONTROLLER with a 9.1gb hard drive, and a IDE controller for the
    > > >CDROM.
    > > >
    > > >I have downloaded and created the floppy disks using the oss478a file
    > > >to do this. I have booted using the defbootstr link="cha wd"
    > > >Srom=wd(0,0,0), and also defbootstr link="cha" Srom=wd(0,0,0). I get
    > > >prompted for the fd(60) cha volume and I enter the BTLD disk and
    > > >choose 'r' to replace. Then I put in the boot disk and I get as far
    > > >as chosing the CDROM, and it looks to be reading from the CDROM and
    > > >then I get the error:
    > > >
    > > >System Error 17
    > > >While creating symlink
    > > >/bin/sh
    > > >
    > > >I'm hoping someone can help me with this, as I have tried different
    > > >options, but to no avail. I have used Compaq's SmartStart CD and have
    > > >setup the primary partition. I think I have tried all options, but
    > > >still no luck.
    > > >
    > > >Thanks in advance for the help.
    > > >
    > > >Darryl
    > >
    > > I would think you would need something like
    > >
    > > defbootstr link=cha Sdsk=cha(0,0,0,0) Srom=wd(0,0,0,0)
    > >
    > > adjusting the zeroes to match your config - See TA#105937 for the
    > > definitions.
    > >
    > >
    > > Scott McMillan
    Darryl Guest

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    Default Re: OpenServer install Proliant 1850R

    Darryl typed (on Wed, Aug 20, 2003 at 06:28:13AM -0700):
    | (Note to SCO - Instead
    | of labeling the CD OpenServer 5, why not include on the label the full
    | version number i.e. 5.05).


    Note to you: 5.0.5 is old enough that it is no longer a supported product.
    The horse you are beating is quite dead. Were you to look at a 5.0.6 or
    5.0.7 Base CD, you'd see the full version pretty clearly. :-)

    --
    JP
    Jean-Pierre Radley Guest

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