Important Note: GNO v2.0.4 is no longer supported. New installations should be using v2.0.6 or later.
Important Note: This chapter is very out-of-date. It was written for GNO v2.0.1, and has had only minor updates since that time. It very much needs to be rewritten (concurrently, of course, with updates to the actual installation process). However, this is unlikely to occur since v2.0.4 has been superceded. That notwithstanding, if you have suggestions for updating this document (without making major changes to the GNO v2.0.4 distribution itself), please email your suggestions to Devin Reade.
Before attempting to install GNO v2.0.4, you are strongly encouraged to read this entire chapter, and then consult the GNO FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions list, which is also available via ftp) for those sections related to installation.
GNO/ME is a very large system. Most of the system is stored on the three disks in a compressed format. For this reason we recommend that you read this section carefully and use the included automated installation program to save yourself the major headache of arranging everything. You'll need a hard drive partition with at least 5 Megabytes free to install GNO/ME. The entire installation process should take no longer than 10 minutes.
If you are upgrading from GNO 1.0 to GNO 2.0, we recommend that you install GNO 2.0 on a new area of your hard drive. This is because GNO 2.0 provides new versions of almost all the utilities and other software provided with GNO 1.0. You can then move the parts of your old system that aren't a part of the standard GNO 2.0 distribution over to the new installation.
The installer program is able to the copy the GNO libraries for use with the ORCA languages and tools. If you want to use your ORCA languages and tools, you should answer the appropriate questions during the install process. ORCA installation is covered in more detail below.