Novell Desktop Systems Group
Digital Research DRDOS 6.0
Microsoft Windows 3.1
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ABOUT THE FILES THAT YOU'VE RECEIVED...
-- DR6WIN.ZIP : This is a packed file which contains
the following two files:
-- README.BAT : This batch file which describes how to
install this update.
-- OPEN_UP.ZIP : Another packed file which contains
the remaining update files.
HOW TO USE OPEN_UP.ZIP...
Unpacking this file with the proper syntax will generate all
the remaining files needed to update your DRDOS 6.0 operating
system. It is a packed file just like the DR6WIN.ZIP file which you
have already discovered. OPEN_UP.ZIP is a little different in that
it contains files along with their stored path information. Therefore
it is necessary to unpack this file with the "-d -JRHS" options (case-
sensitive) to put the files it contains into their own proper sub-
Type the following commands at the command line to proceed:
PKUNZIP -d -JRHS OPEN_UP.ZIP UPDATE
To create a floppy disk which can be used to update floppy based
systems or multiple licenses of DRDOS, prepare a low density diskette
using the FORMAT command and type the following:
PKUNZIP -d OPEN_UP.ZIP d:
d: -- Floppy drive with the newly formatted floppy disk
HOW TO USE THE FILES EXTRACTED FROM OPEN_UP.ZIP...
*** BEFORE PROCEEDING, read the important notes in README.1ST ***
You will notice that the OPEN_UP.ZIP file also contains a file
called UPDATE.BAT. This is the batch file you will use to update your
DRDOS 6.0 operating system. To update DRDOS, you will need to specify
on which drive DRDOS is already installed. If this batch file does
not find DRDOS 6.0 already on the machine you are using in the drive
you specify, it will not install the update.
-- FOR USERS WITH DRDOS ON A HARD DRIVE...
To update a DRDOS installation on a hard drive, you must specify
which bootable partition of your hard drive contains DRDOS and the
name of the sub-directory containing the DRDOS files. The partition
will normally be the "C:" partition and the sub-directory, normally
the "DRDOS" directory. Now, you will need to log onto the drive and
sub-directory containing the UPDATE.BAT file and the remaining files
which were extracted from the OPEN_UP file, and type:
UPDATE d: path
d: -- The drive on which DRDOS is installed.
path -- The path which contains the DRDOS files.
-- FOR USERS WITH DRDOS ON A SET OF FLOPPIES...
You can update a DRDOS installation on a set of floppies in much
the same way as you can on a hard drive. The difference is that
the UPDATE.BAT file needs only to know which floppy drive contains
the first DRDOS operating system diskette to be updated. So, you
will need to log onto the drive and sub-directory containing the
UPDATE.BAT file, and type:
d: -- The floppy drive containing the DRDOS 6.0 STARTUP DISK.
NOTES ON FLOPPY INSTALLATION:
-- The UPDATE.BAT file will prompt you for each of the other
disks as they are needed.
-- Digital Research does not recommend updating your original
floppy disks. Use UPDATE on a backup set.
-- Users with two floppy drives only on their machine should
have the UPDATE.BAT file and the others unpacked from the
OPEN_UP file in one drive, and run the batch file from
that drive specifying the other as the drive containing the
floppies to be updated.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU RUN INTO TROUBLE...
-- IF THE OPEN_UP.ZIP FILE "DOESN'T WORK"...
-- Check that you've entered the command correctly and that any
options are used as specified above.
-- Check the utility file's integrity by typing:
PKUNZIP -t OPEN_UP.ZIP
-- If the integrity of the utility file is bad, you may have to
attempt downloading the DR6WIN.ZIP file again.
-- IF THE DRDOS UPDATE.BAT FILE "DOESN'T WORK"...
-- Use the on-line help which is available from the UPDATE.BAT
file by typing: UPDATE /H