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Installing GNO v2.0.1

Step 1

Copy the contents of /GNO.Disk1 to the partition where you want to install GNO/ME. The easiest way to do this is to run the IIGS Finder, insert the /GNO.Disk1 disk, and drag the /GNO.Disk1 icon onto the icon of the drive you want to install on. The Finder will tell you that the disks are of a different size, and ask you if you wish to place the contents of /GNO.Disk1 in a folder on the hard drive partition. Answer ``Yes'', and the Finder will copy the data.

Step 2

Open the newly created GNO.Disk1 folder on the partition and execute ``Kern'' by double-clicking on the Kern icon. GNO.Disk1 contains a minimal GNO system which you have just started up. You'll see some copyright messages, and after a few seconds the desktop will appear.

Step 3

Install will ask you questions before the installation process begins. Questions asked by Install are boldfaced in this section. If you're uncertain of how to answer, click on the ``Info'' button to get more information on the question. This information is reproduced here for ease of reference.

Do you have existing Byte Works (ORCA) language products?

If you use Byteworks language products such as ORCA/C, ORCA/M, ORCA/Pascal, and so forth and wish to use them from GNO/ME then answer ``Yes'' to this question. Otherwise, answer ``No''.

Clicking on the ``Info'' button will display the following text:

If you currently use products such as ORCA/C, ORCA/Pascal, ORCA/M, etc., and wish to use them from GNO/ME then you should answer ``Yes'' to this dialog.

Install will then ask you to locate the file ``ORCA.SYS16'' (the ORCA Shell). Usually, it will be in a directory called ``ORCA'' on one of your hard drive partitions. On our system, it is :software:orca. The location of this file determines where Install puts the GNO-specific ORCA/C header files and libraries (in the ORCA LIBRARIES directory). If you have renamed ORCA.SYS16 to something else, select that instead.

Install uses this information to correctly set the ORCA prefixes and add the EXECUTABLES directory to the $PATH variable in your gshrc file. See the GNO Shell User's Manual, Appendix B, for more information on the ORCA prefixes.

Do you want to install the modified ORCA/C 2.0 ORCALIB library?

If you have ORCA/C 2.0 installed and you answered ``Yes'' to the previous question, then you should answer 'Yes' now. If you have ORCA/C 1.3 installed, or you do not have any ORCA languages or tools, then you should answer ``No''.

Clicking ``Info'' will display the following text:

GNO/ME 2.0 comes with a modified version of the ORCA/C ORCALIB standard library. This library adds specific support for some of GNO's special files (pipes, terminals, etc) transparently and corrects other problems the standard ORCALIB has with GNO.

This special ORCALIB is only for use with ORCA/C 2.0. It will NOT work with previous versions of ORCA/C.

Note that all of GNO's other libraries (libgno, libbsd, libc) work fine with ORCA/C 1.3.

Do you want to install the Multi-User package?

If you wish to have the Multi-User package installed, answer ``Yes''. It is recommended that new users do not install this package until they are familiar with the system. This package is not fully discussed in the GNO/ME manuals and may introduce many unfamiliar concepts.

Clicking ``Info'' will display the following text:

The ``Multi-User'' package consists of a number of cooperating programs, including init
(8) and login(8). MU provides for password-protected access to the GNO Shell via the console or serial ports (modems and dedicated terminals). It also handles multiple user accounts, and a certain level of protection between users.

If you will be using a terminal with GNO, or want to be able to dial into GNO with a modem, you should install MU.

You may wish to hold off setting up the Multi-User package until you learn your way around GNO a little better, as it's simple to set up MU later.

Step 4

The Installer will now proceed to arrange the GNO Multitasking Environment on your hard drive. Initially, the contents of /GNO.Disk1 will be moved into the proper places on the volume you have chosen. When asked by the Installer, you should place /GNO.Disk2 and /GNO.Disk3 into the disk drive. The contents of these disks will be extracted and decompressed into their proper places.

If the installer cannot finish it's tasks for some reason, it will abort to the shell. At this point you should study the error messages to determine the cause of the failure,

Step 5

When the Installer finishes, you will be returned to the GNO prompt. At this time you should type ``exit'' to return to Finder and delete the GNO.Disk1 directory, as it is no longer needed (GNO is completely installed in a subdirectory ``GNO'' on the same partition GNO.Disk1 is on.

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