Contents of the READ.ME file
Installation Procedure for Full Bible Version
- IBM XT, AT or compatible computer
- at least 256K memory (640K recommended)
- hard disk drive C: (or another drive)
- 16 megabytes for AV-Darby-Youngs
- 15.5 megs for NKJV-RSV-NIV
- 1 megabyte for Greek Version
- 3 megabytes for Hebrew Version
- 16 megabytes for Bilingual Versions
(English-Foreign language-Englishman's Strong's Numbers)
- Treasury of Scripture Knowledge Verse Notes
If you select the Data Compression option during the install, reduce the
total space requirements by 7 megabytes.
- almost any current version of MS-DOS, PC-DOS, DR DOS, works
- DOS 2.11 or later
- DR DOS 3.41 or later
- OS/2 version 2.01 or later
- the Online Bible is normally distributed on 3 1/2 inch HD disks
- these disk package should include:
- an INSTALLATION DISK to install ALL modules
- a TEXT module for each Bible version
- SCHOLAR = Combined Authorised Version & Darby & Young's (4 disks)
- MODERN = Combined NKJV & RSV & NIV (4 disks)
- Classical Greek & Hebrew Package (2 disks)
- CROSS REFERENCE module (1 disk on Install)
- TOPICS module (1 disk)
- New Testament Treasury of Scripture Knowledge (2 Disks)
- the Greek and Hebrew LEXICONS (1 disk)
-lexicons work with SCHOLAR, and MODERN packages
and bilingual versions
- if you have 720k disks, about twice the number of disks are needed.
- if you have 360k disks, about four times the number of disks are needed.
Shareware Versions of Authorised Version
If you downloaded your copy from a bulletin board you should have a number
of ZIPPED files. Format your disks and unzip the files to each of these
disks. If you use 360K or 720k or 1200K disks and wish to distribute it
using these disks, read topic 9903 after you have installed the program.
The install procedure can convert one size of disk to another.
If you do not want to become very frustrated, take 5 minutes and label your
disks as follows:
1) If the disk contains a file install.exe, label it the Install disk
2) If the disk contains a series of files scholar.001, scholar.002,
... scholar.913, label the series the "Scholar Text Module" 1, 2, ... 13.
3) If the disk contains a series of files cxref.001 and cxref.902
label the series the "Cross References" 1 & 2.
4) If the disk contains a series of files topics.001 ... topics 904,
label the series the "Topics" 1, 2, 3 & 4.
5) If the disk contains a series of files lexicon.001 ... lexicon 904,
label the series the "Lexicons" 1, 2, 3 & 4.
6) Treasury of Scripture Knowledge, tsk.001, tsk.002, tsk.003, tsk.904
label the series the "TSK" 1, 2, 3 & 4.
Select option A on the install menu repeatily to install all these modules.
- installation takes about this long for the full Authorised & Darby Version
- 60 minutes, 4.77 MHZ 8088 (XT)
- 40 minutes, 6.00 MHZ 286 (AT)
- 30 minutes, 33.0 MHZ 386 (AT class)
Installation is Easy
1) Verify you have the correct hardware, software and media
2) PUT WRITE PROTECT TABS ON DISKS
3) If you have a version 3.03 or earlier installed,
a) delete everything EXCEPT your notes directories
b) create directory on hard drive used to install Online Bible
e.g. md c:\bible
c) for each note directory, copy as follows
copy c:\notes.000 c:\bible\notes.000
copy c:\notes.300 c:\bible\notes.300
d) the installation marks your notes so the verse display
shows which verses have notes.
e) if you are unsure about how to do this, get a friend to help.
4) Make the floppy drive which contains the installation
disk your default drive, (i.e. set DOS prompt to A: or B:)
5) Enter GO from A: or B: DOS prompt to install the program
DO NOT COPY DISKS ONTO HARD DRIVE - install from A: or B: drive
6) Reboot system after installation is complete
7) Use the mini-menu, MM to start the program.
Installing if you have no C drive
Normally a hard disk is installed and accessed using the drive letter C.
Some machines, e.g. Texas Instruments, install their hard drive at E.
There is no hard drive at either C or D. To run the install for these
machines, specify the drive letter as follows:
- on a NOVELL or other network make sure the LASTDRIVE parameter
is correctly set in CONFIG.SYS to match the highest drive letter
used by the network.
- install program on a node in the network and than copy all the
files to the main server.
1) Data errors reading disks
- almost always caused by irregular spots ("dropouts") on disks,
but occasionally by actual disk damage (from a magnet, etc.),
and very rarely by dirty or poorly aligned read/write heads
- specify "Retry" to the DOS "Data error reading drive.." message
- Retry at least 50 times before giving up (this USUALLY works).
certain utilities such as PC Tools Compress (Surface) may work
- try on someone else's system
- if it works, COPY (don't DISKCOPY) the files to a better disk,
clean your drive heads and try again
- if it fails, reorder replacement disks from supplier
2) Installation fails or mysteriously aborts
- you are likely running some sort of menu system that
has caused the installation to fail
- if you are running DOS 4.00, upgrade to DOS 4.01 or DOS 5.00
or some other release. DOS 4.00 is so buggy it is hopeless.
- boot system from your original DOS disk
- retry installation
- if it fails, call for help
3) VIRUS infection detected
- the installation disk must have the following files
go.bat, bible.901, view.com, install.exe, choose.exe,
install.901, read.me, sharewar.doc, tutorial.doc
- if these are altered, CRT displays VIRUS infection message
and stops the installation.
- this means the disk has been altered or is damaged.
- get replacement from distributors.
- check your computer for virus infections
4) CRC errors during installation
- disks altered by distributors or damaged
- get replacements from distributors
5) Installation ok, but program aborts with "Undefined File(4)" message
- update CONFIG.SYS to specify 20 files
- some machines like the Tandy 1000RL or PS/1 can be configured
so CONFIG.SYS is in ROM.
- the set up information for the computer must be changed
- change this so it is on the C drive.
- see your hardware manual for your machine or your dealer for details
- see DOS manual for details
6) Install fails trying to access your C drive and your hard drive is
installed at some other letter
- install again and specify your hard drive letter
- if your only hard drive is at the letter E: run install as follows
- if you have corrupted disks, get replacements from the one
you got them from
- if you get stuck
- REBOOT YOUR SYSTEM FROM YOUR ORIGINAL DOS DISK IN DRIVE A
AND RETRY INSTALLATION
- TRY INSTALLING ON SOMEONE ELSE'S MACHINE
BEFORE CALLING ANYONE
- if you are still stuck, ask friend for help who knows about DOS
- if you are still stuck, call your distributor
- if he is stumped, write or call
West Montrose, ON
Tel: (519) 664-2266
or Rev. Phil Lindner, Online Bible U.S.A.
P.O. Box 21,
Tel (517) 369-6035
TWO important rules...
1. Press "RETRY" up to 50 times if you
get a "DATA ERROR" while installing.
Sometimes opening and closing the drive
latch and reinserting the disk fixes the
2. If INSTALL fails mysterously, redo
eliminating ANY program, device,
menu, shell, RAM disk or file manager
from memory. ONLY DOS in memory. It's
BEST to REBOOT from A: Drive using
a plain DOS system disk.
Create a DOS system disk with command: