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SCOUG, Warp Expo West, and Warpfest are trademarks of the Southern California OS/2 User Group. OS/2, Workplace Shell, and IBM are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation. All other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners.

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January 2002


CID Installation Presentation, Dec 2001

by Steven Levine

At SCOUG's December meeting, I demonstrated how to do a CID install of MCP. CID stands for Configuration, Installation and Distribution and is IBM's name for a method of installing complex applications.

The original plan was to start the install early in the meeting, give a brief description of the process and go on to the other presentations while the install completed unattended. The CID install would install MCP along with a core set of components and applications including:

  • MPTS for a DawiCom NIC
  • Multimedia for CMedia audio
  • Danis506 drivers
  • Peer 1.0
  • Netscape 4.61
  • Java 1.1.8
  • Java 1.3
  • FFST
  • Open32 Support
  • Problem Determination Tools
  • TCP/IP 4.3
  • SDD video
  • WPTools
  • ZTBold
The list was chosen to be a complex install that would complete before the meeting ended while running over a 10MBs link with the majority of the installation files on the MCP CD.

The CID client was a basic small form factor Pentium system with integrated video, audio and NIC.

As with many plans, something changed. The client's power supply picked a terrible time to die. Kim Cheung volunteered a free partition on his T22 to be the client. The beauty of LVM allowed us to hide the existing C: volume and create an empty C: volume. This reduced the required number of changes to the responses files.

The CID scripts, response files and boot diskettes where modified to include PCMCIA support and to support a different NIC and, once started, the install completed well before the meeting adjourned.

If you would like to see what a full set of CID scripts and response files looks like, you can download my CID Installation Kit. The files are are organized the way they are because that's what the CID manuals recommend.

For more details on procedures for working with CID, see Mr. Know-It-All's March 1999 column. You might also find Terry Warren's detailed instructions for installing Warp 4 to be quite useful - it covers several installation methods with a section devoted to CID.

If you have questions or comments, please contact me at Steven@SCOUG.com.


The Southern California OS/2 User Group
P.O. Box 26904
Santa Ana, CA 92799-6904, USA

Copyright 2002 the Southern California OS/2 User Group. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

SCOUG, Warp Expo West, and Warpfest are trademarks of the Southern California OS/2 User Group. OS/2, Workplace Shell, and IBM are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation. All other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners.