The install scripts assumes that your newdistribution will be installed on to the two volumes /gno (ProDOS) and /gno-hfs (HFS or AppleShare). It also assumes these volumes already exist and are empty. You may use other volume names, but you will have to edit certain files before you run your distribution.
If you installing over an existing v2.0.6 or later distribution, ensure that you read the section on Planning for Future Upgrades.
You will need at least the following amount of disk space. It is recommended that you dedicate an entire 32Meg ProDOS partition to GNO.
|boot disk (used only for installation)||800k|
|binary distribution (shk files)||5.3 MB|
|binary distribution (extracted)||12.0 MB|
|complete GNO source (optional)||15.0 MB|
Before you start, you should also ensure that your system meets the minimum hardware requirements, as documented in Overview.
In order to install GNO, you will need some way to download the NuFX archive files to your GS. You will also need GS-ShrinkIt, which is available from ftp://ftp.gno.org/pub/apple2/gs.specific/archivers/gshk11.bsc.
Part of the GNO installation still requires use of a text editor. The GNO boot disk ships with viinstalled; if you do not know how to use vi(or you need a refresher), see http://www.jaws.umn.edu/~tobkin/vi for a good tutorial and quick reference guide.