Installing and configuring hardware consists of physically installing hardware controllers, running hardware setup programs, and configuring software controllers to support the new devices.
After the hardware is physically installed and configured, you are ready to install SCO OpenServer. Software controllers for most hardware devices are configured automatically by the installation.
If your system experiences installation difficulties because of hardware problems, such as conflicting IRQs or drivers recognizing hardware incorrectly, you can manually configure drivers by running the Device Configuration Utility (DCU) from within the SCO OpenServer installation. See ``Installing and configuring hardware'' for more information.
By default, SCO OpenServer is installed on the primary hard disk found for the primary Host Bus Adapter (HBA). Note that the installation also gives you the option of selecting a different hard disk for installation, if desired.
The rules for determining which hard disk is the primary drive are:
To install SCO OpenServer on a disk other than the one with the lowest numerical target ID or on a disk attached to a SCSI HBA other than the one with the lowest BIOS address, you must override the default disk selection.
You must be familiar with your system's physical configuration before you begin the installation. When the hardware diagnostics are run as the system first powers up, check the console messages for recognition of your devices. If you do not see what you expect, check the system BIOS setting to make sure there are no conflicts. Check power and bus cables to make sure they are well attached.
Once the SCO OpenServer HBA autodetection is complete during the installation process, you can use <Alt><SysReq>h to switch from the installation screen to the system console (VT0) to see diagnostic messages for devices that successfully load. HBA and disk information may be present on the screen. Use <Alt><SysReq><F1> to switch back to the virtual terminal running the installation.
When configuring disk setup, verify the disk sizes being reported on the screen as well as the device names being presented. Device names contain the information about the controller and target ID for the disk to which it refers.
SCO OpenServer Release 6 supports the following Host Bus Adapter (HBA) drivers.
If your system requires one of the other supported HBAs, you will need to extract it from the SCO OpenServer installation CD or from a separate disk containing the necessary updated or third-party driver(s). You can extract HBAs from any of these sources as part of the installation process.
SCO OpenServer Release 6 Host Bus Adapter (HBA) drivers
CD Boot Image
|aacraid||Adaptec SCSI RAID 2120S/2200S/2130S/2230S and Serial ATA RAID 2410SA/2810SA/21610SA HBAs||X|
|adpu320||Adaptec Ultra320 Family PCI SCSI HBAs||X|
|adsa||Adaptec AHA-274x/AIC-7770 EISA SCSI HBAs|
|adsb||Adaptec AIC-789x/AHA-294xU2x/295xU2x/AHA-395xU2x 7800 Family PCI Ultra 2 SCSI HBAs||X|
|adsc||Adaptec AHA-154x/AHA-164x/AHA-174x SCSI HBAs|
|adse||Adaptec AHA-174x EISA SCSI HBAs|
|adsl||Adaptec AIC-7560/AIC-78xx/AHA-29xx/AHA-39xx/AHA-49xx 7800 Family PCI SCSI HBAs||X|
|adss||Adaptec AHA-15x0 6X60 SCSI HBAs|
|adst70||Adaptec AIC-789xA/AHA-29160/39160 Ultra160 Family PCI SCSI IHV HBAs||X|
|ahci||AHCI v1.0-compliant SATA HBAs, including controllers based on Intel ICH6M, ICH6R, ICH7M, and ICH7R chipsets.||X|
|amd||AMD PCI SCSI HBAs|
|blc||BusLogic SCSI HBAs|
|c8xx||LSI Logic/Symbios 53c8xx/53c1010/53c1510 PCI SCSI HBAs||X|
|ciss||Compaq Smart Array 5300/5i/532 HBAs||X|
|cpqsc||Compaq Wide-Ultra SCSI HBAs||X|
|dak||DAC 960, eXtremeRAID, and AcceleRAID SCSI HBAs|
|dpt||DPT 2011/2012/2021/2022/2122/2322 SCSI HBAs|
|flashpt||BusLogic FlashPoint PCI SCSI HBAs|
|hpsas||HP Smart Array P600 HBA||X|
|i2oOSM||Intel I2O Block Storage and SCSI OSM HBAs||X|
|ida||Compaq SMART Array Controller HBAs||X|
|ide||Generic IDE/ATAPI HBAs||X|
|iir||Intel Integrated RAID (IIR) HBAs||X|
|mega||MEGA SCSI HBAs||X|
|mpt||LSI Logic PCI to SCSI and Fibre Channel HBAs||X|
|qlc1020||QLogic QLA10xx PCI SCSI HBAs|
|qlc12160||QLogic QLA12160 PCI SCSI HBAs|
|qlc1280||QLogic QLA1280 PCI SCSI HBAs|
|qlc2100||QLogic QLA2100 PCI Fibre Channel HBAs|
|qlc2200||QLogic QLC2200 Fibre Channel IHV HBAs||X|
|qlc2300||QLogic QLC2300 Fibre Channel IHV HBAs||X|
|rstmp||EMC Symmetrix Disk Restamp Driver for EMC Symmetrix RAID storage systems||X|
One of the following installation media devices is required:
Note the following about SCO OpenServer bootable CD-ROM support: