About this book
This book provides the installation and configuration instructions you need to get your UnixWare® system up and running. You will find the information you need more quickly if you are familiar with:
How this book is organized
- Chapter 1: "CD Contents, Licensing, Installation Profiles, and Support"
- Provides important information about the contents of each CD-ROM, licensing and registering system components, including a list of license editions and the components and system limits enabled by each license), installation profiles, obtaining system updates, and support.
- Chapter 2: "Before You Begin"
- Helps you gather the information you need for a successful installation, including determining whether your system hardware is supported and meets minimum requirements, and provides checklists to ensure that the installation runs smoothly.
- Chapter 3: "Installing UnixWare"
- This chapter tells you how to perform fresh installations and upgrades, including installing the Linux Kernel Personality (LKP). The installation of all the CD-ROMs available in the standard Media Kit is described, as well as how to set up a network Install Server (an Install Server allows you to install or upgrade other systems on your network from CD-ROM images on the server).
- Chapter 4: "After you install"
- Tells you where to find more information on performing the tasks that are typically done after a fresh install. This includes setting up users and groups, configuring networking, and enabling various features (such as large memory support and auditing).
- Chapter 5: "Using the License Manager"
- This chapter tells you how to apply user and network licenses, licenses for optionally purchased products, applications, and the SCO Update Service. While many products prompt for license information during installation, you may need to upgrade an existing product license (for example, from an evaluation license). Some features are limited by license (such as number of concurrent users), and the limits are increased through the application of an additional license.
- Appendix A: "Installing Hardware"
- The Appendix describes using the Device Configuration Utility (DCU) to install and configure devices during installation. This is usually necessary only if a device is not auto-detected during installation.
Comprehensive online documentation is available via the DocView documentation server. Point any browser at http://localhost:8458. Use the /usr/bin/docview command to determine if the server is running and start it if necessary.
The online documentation includes a New Features and Notes section that details the new and updated features provided with each release. Also of interest are links to the Linux Kernel Personality (LKP) documentation, the Handbook (an online guide to many commonly used system administration tasks, such as managing users, starting and stopping the system, working with filesystems, and configuring printers), Internet and Intranet, Hardware, and the Manual Pages. Additional documentation is installed with the various optional components and the development kits.
Complete product documentation is available on the Documentation Web Page at
http://www.sco.com/support/docs/unixware. Additional help, including a searchable knowledge database, can be found on the Support Web Page at http://www.sco.com/support. Many useful publications by independent authors are available from technical bookstores.