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:
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.
MPTS for a DawiCom NIC
Multimedia for CMedia audio
Problem Determination Tools
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
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