IBM SurePOS 700-730/750, Operating System Installation Guide

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IBM SurePOS 700 Series, Operating System Installation Guide

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IBM SurePOS 700 Series Operating System Installation Readme

The IBM® SurePOS™ 730 and 750 support Microsoft® Windows® 98 Second Edition (SE), Windows® 2000 Professional, and IBM 4690 OS Version 2 Release 3 or later.

    CONTENTS

    INSTALLATION TIPS FOR WINDOWS 2000
    WINDOWS 2000 NOTES
    INSTALLATION TIPS FOR WINDOWS 98 SE
    WINDOWS 98 SE NOTES
    GENERAL NOTES FOR SurePOS 700 SERIES
    GENERAL NOTES FOR SurePOS 730
    GENERAL NOTES FOR SurePOS 750


INSTALLATION TIPS FOR WINDOWS 2000

Windows 2000 can be installed using several different methods. The simplest installation method is to boot from the Windows 2000 CD-ROM. If your system has the internal CD-ROM drive option (SurePOS 750 only), follow the directions below:

<Windows 2000 Installation from CD-ROM>
  1. Configure the BIOS to boot from the CD-ROM first:
      • Power on the SurePOS 750 and press <F2> when prompted to enter the BIOS Setup utility.
      • Select the "Boot" menu and enter the "Boot Priority" sub-menu.
      • Highlight the CD-ROM and press the keyboard <+> key until the CD-ROM is at the top of the Boot Priority list.
      • Press <F10> to save BIOS Setup and reboot the system.
  2. Boot from the Windows 2000 CD-ROM to start installation:
      • Power on the SurePOS 750.
      • Insert the Windows 2000 CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.
      • The system will boot from the CD-ROM and may display the following message: "Press any key to boot from CD...". At this point you should press any key. If you do not press a key the system will proceed to boot from the next device in the Boot Priority list.
      • Follow Microsoft's documentation for the remainder of the installation. By default, Windows 2000 will install in ACPI mode.

You can also install Windows 2000 from DOS, or from a DOS boot diskette. The following scenario describes how to install Windows 2000 over a LAN. This is useful for the SurePOS 730, or for the SurePOS 750 when you do not have a CD-ROM drive.

<Windows 2000 Installation from LAN Share>
  1. Create a Windows 98 Startup Disk using Windows 98 Add/Remove programs. If you use another DOS version for the startup disk, be sure it has FAT32 support. Edit the startup disk to include the DOS AMD PCNet Family ethernet driver (pcntnd.dos, available from AMD's web site). This will provide NetBEUI access to a LAN share. A sample is provided in Appendix A.
  2. If you have not already done so, use FDISK to create a FAT16 or FAT32 primary partition of at least 2GB. Format the partition.
  3. Boot from the startup disk and log onto your server.
  4. Map out a local drive to the share on the server. This is often done by typing “net use z: \\server\share”. This would make your local z: drive be the share on the server containing the Windows 2000 CD-ROM or setup files.
  5. Find the i386 directory on z:, or the directory containing the Setup files, and type “winnt”. This will start the Windows 2000 Setup process. Follow Microsoft’s documentation for the remainder of the installation. NOTE: Loading Smartdrv.exe will greatly increase the speed of the file copy portion during the Setup process.


WINDOWS 2000 NOTES
  • In order to wake Windows 2000 (in ACPI mode) from a USB keyboard or mouse, you must first enable the device as a wake-up source. To do this:
    • Open the System icon in the Control Panel and select Device Manager.
    • Find your USB mouse or keyboard, select properties, select the Power Management tab, and check the box for “Allow this device to bring the computer out of standby”. You must do this for each USB mouse or keyboard.
  • PS/2® Mice and Keyboards will always wake the system from a Suspend state.
  • If Windows 2000 is in ACPI mode (default), you can configure the SurePOS 730 or 750 System Button (also called Power Switch or Mode Switch) to a) shutdown the system, b)suspend the system, orc)hibernate the system. To configure the system button, open the Power icon in the Control Panel and select the advanced tab. If Hibernate does not appear as an option, select the "Hibernate" tab and check the "Enable hibernate support" check box.
  • Windows 2000 provides built-in video drivers for the onboard ATI Rage XL video controller. These will be installed automatically during Windows 2000 Setup.
  • Windows 2000 provides built-in NDIS5 network drivers for the onboard AMD PCNet Family FAST III ethernet controller. These will be installed automatically during Windows 2000 Setup.
  • In Windows 2000 APM mode, USB devices will not be able to wake the system from an APM Suspend state.
  • It is highly recommended that you do not attempt to install Windows 2000 in APM mode. ACPI mode is the default and provides greater Power Management functionality over APM mode.


INSTALLATION TIPS FOR WINDOWS 98 SE

If your system has the internal CD-ROM drive option (SurePOS 750 only), you can install Windows 98 SE by using the Windows 98 SE Startup Disk, a boot disk with CD-ROM drivers, or a bootable Windows 98 SE OEM CD. Instructions are provided below for installation using the Win98 SE Startup Disk.

<Windows 98 SE Installation from CD-ROM>
  1. Insert the Windows 98 SE Startup Disk in the diskette drive.
  2. Power on the SurePOS 750 system.
  3. When prompted by the startup disk, select “Start Computer with CD-ROM support”.
  4. Change to directory on the CD containing the Setup files. This is usually “\Win98”.
  5. Type “Setup”. Follow Microsoft's documentation for the remainder of the installation. By default, Windows 98 SE will install in ACPI mode.

You can also install Windows 98 SE from a Network share. The following scenario describes how to install Windows 98 SE over a LAN. This is useful for the SurePOS 730, or for the SurePOS 750 when you do not have a CD-ROM drive.

<Windows 98 SE Installation from LAN Share>
  1. Follow steps 1-3 under <Windows 2000 Installation from LAN Share> above.
  2. Type “net use z: \\server\share”. This will make your local z: drive be the share on the computer containing the Windows 98 Setup files.
  3. Change to the directory containing the Windows 98 Setup files. We will assume this is z:\win98.
  4. Make a “c:\cab” directory.
  5. Copy *.* from z:\win98 to c:\cab.
  6. Run setup.exe from the c:\cab directory. This will start the Windows 98 Setup process. Follow Microsoft’s documentation for the remainder of the installation. By default, Windows 98 SE will install in ACPI mode. Note: This method prevents having to insert the Win98 CD-ROM to add and remove Windows components. If Windows ever asks you for the Windows 98 CD-ROM, just point it to the c:\cab directory.

WINDOWS 98 SE NOTES
  • In order to use the "Wake on LAN" feature of Windows 98 SE, the AMD PCNet NDIS5 Windows 98 Ethernet driver must be installed. This driver can be found on the SurePOS 700 Series Support web page. After installing the updated driver, Open Device Manager and select the AMD PCNet Ethernet adapter. On the Power Management tab, click to enable the “Allow this device to bring the computer out of standby” check box. This will allow a Magic Packet to wake the system from a Suspend state.
  • It is highly recommended that you do not attempt to convert Windows 98 SE to APM mode. ACPI mode is the default and provides greater Power Management functionality over APM mode.
  • DirectX® 7.0a is required before installing the Windows 98 video driver on the SurePOS 750 and is recommended for the SurePOS 730. DirectX can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/directx/ or from http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/ .


GENERAL NOTES FOR SurePOS 700 SERIES

These notes apply to both the SurePOS 730 and 750.
  • PCI adapters with ROM/RAM should be jumpered so that the ROM/RAM mapping is above 1 MB. SurePOS 700 system units have a limited amount adapter ROM/RAM area below 1 MB (less than 64 KB) because of USB Legacy support.
  • At least 2 modem rings are necessary for the system to stay powered on when Power up on Ring is enabled in BIOS Setup.
  • The PS/2 mouse shows up in device manager even when not attached to the system.
  • Due to PC99 compliance, serial port B and the parallel port will not be configured by the POST BIOS when the BIOS Setup "Plug and Play OS" option is set to ‘Yes’.
  • You can press <Esc> to abort an attempted network boot and go on to the next boot device in the BIOS Setup Boot Priority menu.

GENERAL NOTES FOR SurePOS 730
  • The BIOS may ,when forced, configure both of the onboard Serial Ports to the same IRQ. This is because the SMC I/O controller supports IRQ sharing for the COM ports.
  • The onboard Trident CyberBlade i7 video chipset uses the system’s physical RAM for it’s video memory. The amount of video memory can be specified in the BIOS Setup utility. The options are 2 or 4 MB. POST and operating systems will report the amount of system RAM as (System RAM - video memory).
  • It takes approximately 27 minutes to install Windows 98 SE.


GENERAL NOTES FOR SurePOS 750
  • To use the “Multi-monitor” support of Windows 98 SE, the BIOS Setup option for “Default Video Adapter” must be set to “AGP”. The add-in video card must be in Microsoft’s list of supported adapters. The list can be found in the Windows 98 SE Display.txt file.
  • Windows 98 SE can detect the PCI BUS Master IDE Controller when it has been disabled in the BIOS Setup. It is shown in Device Manager with an exclamation point, saying the BIOS did not assign this device any IRQs.
  • It takes approximately 25 minutes to install Windows 98 SE.


APPENDIX A.
    • A:\CONFIG.SYS
        DEVICE=A:\himem.sys
        DOS=high,umb
        DEVICE=A:\EMM386.EXE NOEMS
        DEVICEHIGH=A:\RAMDRIVE.SYS 4096 512 /E
        DEVICEHIGH=A:\NET\protman.dos /i:A:\NET
        DEVICEHIGH=A:\NET\pcntnd.dos
        DEVICEHIGH=A:\NET\dlshelp.sys
        LASTDRIVE=Z
      The file Protman.dos can be found on the Microsoft Network Client v3.0 for DOS Disk1.
    • A:\AUTOEXEC.BAT
        @ECHO OFF
        set EXPAND=YES
        SET DIRCMD=/O:N
        set LglDrv=27 * 26 Z 25 Y 24 X 23 W 22 V 21 U 20 T 19 S 18 R 17 Q 16 P 15
        set LglDrv=%LglDrv% O 14 N 13 M 12 L 11 K 10 J 9 I 8 H 7 G 6 F 5 E 4 D 3 C
        cls
        call setramd.bat %LglDrv%
        set temp=c:\
        set tmp=c:\
        path=%RAMD%:\;a:\;%CDROM%:\
        copy command.com %RAMD%:\ > NUL
        set comspec=%RAMD%:\command.com
        set CDROM=
        set LglDrv=
        a:\smartdrv.exe
        a:\unzip %RAMD%:\
    • A:\SETRAMD.BAT
        @echo off
        set RAMD=
        set CDROM=
        a:\findramd
        if errorlevel 255 goto no_ramdrive
        if not errorlevel 3 goto no_ramdrive
        goto do_shift
        :loop
        if errorlevel %1 goto no_shift
        :do_shift
        set cdrom=%2
        shift
        shift
        if not %1*==* goto loop
        goto no_ramdrive
        :no_shift
        set ramd=%2
        if "%RAMD%"=="C" goto c_drive
        goto success
        :c_drive
        echo Drive C does not contain a valid FAT or FAT32 partition.
        echo The drive may need to be partitioned. To create a partition on the drive,
        echo run FDISK from the MS-DOS command prompt.
        echo.
        goto success
        :no_ramdrive
        echo startup disk could not create a temporary drive for the
        echo diagnostic tools. This may be because this computer has less than the
        echo minimum required extended memory.
        echo.
        :success
    • A:\UNZIP.BAT
        set path=a:\;%1
        pkunzip a:\net\net.zip %1
        lh %1net start
    • A:\NET\PROTOCOL.INI
        [network.setup]
        version=0x3100
        netcard=ibm$pcntnd,1,IBM$PCNTND
        transport=ibm$netbeui,IBM$NETBEUI
        lana0=ibm$pcntnd,1,ibm$netbeui

        [protman]
        DriverName=PROTMAN$
        PRIORITY=ibm$NETBEUI

        [IBM$NETBEUI]
        DriverName=netbeui$
        SESSIONS=20
        NCBS=20
        BINDINGS=IBM$PCNTND
        LANABASE=0

        [IBM$PCNTND]
        DriverName=PCNTND$
    • NETWORK.INI in A:\NET\NET.ZIP
        [Network]
        multinet=
        FileSharing=No
        PrintSharing=No
        LogonDisconnected=yes
        EnableSharing=Yes
        UserName=YourLANid
        Domain=YourDOM
        ComputerName=zzz32aAx
        Comment=edit computer name
        logonvalidated=no
        reconnect=no
        MaintainServerList=NO
        SlowLanas=
        SessTimeout=600

        [network drivers]
        devdir=a:\net
        LoadRMDrivers=Yes
        netcard=pcntnd.dos
        transport=ndishlp.sys,*netbeui

        [Password Lists]
    The file a:\net\net.zip should contain the following files:
    Network.ini, protocol.ini, cmds.exe, cmds16.exe, net.exe, net.msg, and netxp.msg.

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Last Modified : 04/07/2000 02:48:13 PM

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More support for:

SurePOS 700 Series
Terminal

Version:

4800-001, 4800-1xx/2xx, 4800-73x/75x

Operating system(s):

DOS, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows NT

Reference #:

R1000936

Modified date:

2008-07-07

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