linking a BTLD diskette at boot/install time - OS5

linking a BTLD diskette at boot/install time - OS5

Post by Ken Meeha » Thu, 02 May 1996 04:00:00



Hello SCO experts,

I am having a problem running link(HW) to read in a BTLD diskette
containing an Ultrastor 24 SCSI controller driver.  I am trying to
install OS5 on a refurbished system.

I got the driver from a BBS and produced the diskette according to their
instructions.  I think the diskette is OK because I can mount it on
another SCO system and the layout looks correct according to the btld man page.

The driver is listed as being for SCO 3.2.4, do I have a chance of it working
for OS5???  If not can anyone point me to a good source for the correct
driver.

First I boot the OS5 install diskette.
Assuming that the driver (package) name us "u24pkg" I am trying:

        boot
        : link fd(60)u24pkg

then answering "u24pkg" to the prompt from link, it reads the diskette,
then the error message I get is:

        fd(60)u24pkg link="u24pkg" btld=fd(60)Bad magic number

I am a beginner at this but I think I am interpreting the manual (boot(HW))
correctly.  Can anyone offer suggestions?  Am I "link"ing incorrectly, or
is it a btld diskette that can only work for SCO 3.2.4?

Thanks in advance,
Ken M.
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linking a BTLD diskette at boot/install time - OS5

Post by Steven Thompso » Sat, 04 May 1996 04:00:00


I would be suspect of the driver however there are many 3.2v4.2 drivers
that will work in OS 5.  The bottom line on that is caveat emptor - try
it and see.  Unfortunately there are no supported drivers for the adapter
in OS 5 and the previous release used drivers supplied by the vendor.

To install the btld at install time, you can do either:

        boot: link<cr> <------The system will then prompt you for the package
                        name, enter the name and it should prompt for the disk.

                                        OR

        boot: link="package" <------Put in the diskette when prompted.

You shouldn't need to specify a device for the disk as the boot device will
be the default device for the btld.

 
 
 

linking a BTLD diskette at boot/install time - OS5

Post by Ulvi Ilkime » Mon, 06 May 1996 04:00:00


  Hello Ken,

  I don't know the exact answers of your question here. But, what I am
going to do is to give some advices.
  1 ) When you have a hardware which will run under SCO, first thing you
should do is to have a look at the Hardware Compatibility Handbook. It
comes with the product. If you want to have the most updated one, take a
look http://www.sco.com/Third/hch/hch.html

  2 ) If your BTLD is for 3.2v4.2, it will probably not work under OS5.
Because, kernels of both different from each other.

 If you have any questions, let me know.

 Ulvi Ilkimen

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> To: distribution; meehan
> Subject: linking a BTLD diskette at boot/install time - OS5
> Date: Wednesday, May 01, 1996 22:42

> Hello SCO experts,

> I am having a problem running link(HW) to read in a BTLD diskette
> containing an Ultrastor 24 SCSI controller driver.  I am trying to
> install OS5 on a refurbished system.

> I got the driver from a BBS and produced the diskette according to their
> instructions.  I think the diskette is OK because I can mount it on
> another SCO system and the layout looks correct according to the btld
man page.

> The driver is listed as being for SCO 3.2.4, do I have a chance of it
working
> for OS5???  If not can anyone point me to a good source for the correct
> driver.

> First I boot the OS5 install diskette.
> Assuming that the driver (package) name us "u24pkg" I am trying:

>    boot
>    : link fd(60)u24pkg

> then answering "u24pkg" to the prompt from link, it reads the diskette,
> then the error message I get is:

>    fd(60)u24pkg link="u24pkg" btld=fd(60)Bad magic number

> I am a beginner at this but I think I am interpreting the manual
(boot(HW))
> correctly.  Can anyone offer suggestions?  Am I "link"ing incorrectly,
or
> is it a btld diskette that can only work for SCO 3.2.4?

> Thanks in advance,
> Ken M.
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>     _/  Ken Meehan                      Progress Software Corp.     _/

>   _/    617-280-4701                        14 Oak Park           _/
>  _/     FAX 280-4655                     Bedford, MA 01730       _/
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