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Installation Guide

Installing the Online Documentation

Note: It is not necessary to install the operating system's online documentation onto your server. You can access all of the documentation through the Internet at the following URL:


However, if you use the Documentation Library Service to search any online documentation, it only searches the registered documentation that is installed. It does not search the documentation at the above Web site.

Documentation CD

The following types of documentation are located on the documentation CD:

The operating system and related products documentation on this CD is designed for use with an HTML 3.2 Web browser, such as the Netscape browser that is shipped with the operating system.

Note: The documentation CD can be either installed or mounted. If you mount the CD, the entire CD is mounted. You cannot install part of the CD and mount the remainder.

While mounting the CD saves on the amount of hard disk space used, it requires the CD be kept in the CD-ROM drive at all times. Also, searching the documentation from the CD-ROM drive can be significantly slower (in some cases, up to ten times slower) than searching the information if it is installed on a hard disk.

You can use either the Web-based System Manager or System Management Interface Tool (SMIT) to install the documentation. Both tools create a temporary mount point for the CD. Also, you can install the entire CD or only selected documentation. Some documentation might have been previously installed with the operating system or other licensed products. Run the lslpp command to determine which packages and filesets are already installed on your system.

The first time that you access the documentation CD, do the following steps. You can use the SMIT help panels can guide you through the process.

  1. Create a CD file system.

    On the command line, type smit crcdrfs. In the MOUNT POINT field, type /infocd.

  2. Mount the CD file system.

    On the command line, type smit mountfs. Mount the CD as Read Only.

    Note: If the CD is ejected from the system while it is still mounted, the connection is broken and you cannot access the information. To remove the CD from the system, run the unlink script. Then unmount the file system using the unmount command before ejecting the CD. To access the CD again, remount the CD file system.
  3. Run the link script.

    Type the following two commands:

    cd /infocd

Note: You must have root user authority or be a member of the system group to perform these tasks.

When you need to unmount the CD, use the following commands:

cd /infocd
umount /infocd

Removing Book Links

To save disk space, your system administrator might have installed only selected documentation. Therefore, installed documentation might contain links to uninstalled books. If you click on a link to an uninstalled book, an error message displays.

It is possible to remove unavailable links by running the resolve_links command with root authority. This command determines which books are installed, and then removes links to uninstalled documentation.

Note: Thousands of pages of documentation are searched through and modified by the resolve_links command, so it may run for a long period of time. You can still access online documentation while the resolve_links command is running.

Where Do I Go Next?

At this point, you might want to do one or more of the following tasks before using your system:

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