HP 150 stiffies

From: Frank McConnell <fmc_at_reanimators.org>
Date: Mon May 11 00:24:04 1998

ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk (Tony Duell) wrote (after Doug):
> > So, I'm simply trying to make a copy of my boot disk. It looks like I'm
> > almost there. I can boot from the new disk, but PAM says I need to
> > install some apps on the disk, and then she tells me to RTFM! I don't
> > have the manual, so can somebody tell me how to install apps for PAM?

> Touch 'Install Applic' (or press F1)
> Put the application master disk (I hope you have this...) into one of the
> drives. Touch the appropriate label in the 'FROM' column on the screen.
> Put the new disk in the other drive and touch that label in the 'TO' column.

There's the rub, I think Doug is trying to copy a stiffy with
installed applications and he wants the applications to be "installed"
on the copy too.

My vague recollection is that an "application master disk" is supposed
to have a file that tells PAM about an application -- things like what
files need to be copied for installation, what text to put in the
application's block on the PAM screen, and what to run to when the
user wants the application started. Installing the application gets
the files copied and the other info stashed in some file (maybe a
hidden one) that PAM keeps in the root directory of the boot volume.

That latter file is probably what Doug needs to copy to his new boot
disk. Of course it's been umpteen years since I last thought about
this and so I don't remember the filenames.

-Frank McConnell
Received on Mon May 11 1998 - 00:24:04 BST

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