You must install the Base Operating System (BOS) before you can access and modify the default bosinst.data file. Once you have installed BOS, retrieve and edit the file like any other ASCII file. Use one of the following procedures:
Refer to "bosinst.data File Stanza Descriptions" and "Example bosinst.data Files" for information about the contents of the file and examples of edited files.
cp /var/adm/ras/bosinst.data /bosinst.data
Back up the system, using one of the following: the Web-based System Manager Backups application, the System Management Interface Tool (SMIT), or mksysb command. Refer to "Backing Up Your System" for more information.
BOS installations from this backup will behave according to your customized bosinst.data file.
Create one customized bosinst.data file for each client and, using the Network Installation Manager (NIM), define the files as NIM resources. Refer to AIX Version 4.3 Network Installation Management Guide and Reference for more information about how to use the bosinst.data file as a resource in network installations.
This procedure describes how to create the supplementary diskette and use it in future installations:
ls ./bosinst.data ./signature | backup -iqvOR
If you create a bundle file named mybundle , back up the edited bosinst.data file, the new signature file, and the bundle file to diskette with the following command:
ls ./bosinst.data ./signature ./mybundle | backup -iqv
The BOS installation program will use the diskette file, rather than the default bosinst.data file shipped with the installation media.