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Installing 386MAX/BlueMAX on a Stacker System The information below explains how to install Stacker on a system that has 386MAX or BlueMAX installed, and how to install 386MAX or BlueMAX on a system that currently has Stacker installed. 386MAX is used for all examples. Installing STACKER on a 386MAX system ִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִ ש Uninstall 386MAX: go to the 386MAX directory and type STRIPMGR C: /ST (where C: represents your boot drive) and press < ENTER >. This will remove all references to 386MAX in the CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files. If you have allowed 386MAX to install QCACHE on your system, place a REM statement in front of the line in your AUTOEXEC.BAT that loads QCACHE. ש Reboot your system. ש Install STACKER per the directions. After you have installed STACKER, run ALL of your applications to ensure that they work correctly. Do not continue if STACKER installation does not complete as expected or if you have problems using your applications. If you are having problems at this point, consult your STACKER documentation and/or Stac technical support to get your system in working order. ש Reinstall 386MAX using the instructions below only after successful STACKER installation and implementation. Installing 386MAX on a STACKER system ִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִִ This information explains how to install 386MAX or BlueMAX if either Stacker 1.0 or Stacker 2.0 is already present on the system. These directions apply only to some STACKER users. To determine if you need these instructions, use the SWAPMAP utility provided by STACKER. Go to the STACKER directory, type SWAPMAP, and press <ENTER>. The printout should look similar to the one below: SWAPMAP - 2.00, (c) 1990-91, Stac Electronics, Carlsbad, CA Drive A: was drive A: at boot time Drive B: was drive B: at boot time Drive C: was drive D: at boot time [ D:\STACVOL.000 = 52.6MB (physical) ] Drive D: was drive C: at boot time It is important to note the line that begins with "Drive C:". If drive C: was a drive other than C: at boot time, follow these directions. Otherwise, follow the on-screen prompts to install 386MAX. A user with the above printout has an UNCOMPRESSED D: drive, and a COMPRESSED C: drive. If these terms are unclear, consult your STACKER documentation. Continue only when you understand which of your drives are compressed and which are uncompressed. ש Create a back-up bootable floppy. You can do so by typing FORMAT A: /S at the DOS prompt and pressing < ENTER >. Copy the CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT from the UNCOMPRESSED drive. Test the disk by booting off of it. Make the CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT on this disk as simple as possible, but be sure to include the STACKER drivers. � ש Check the CONFIG.SYS on the UNCOMPRESSED drive. If you are using version 2.0 of STACKER, it is advisable to use the /SYNC parameter for SSWAP. The device line in CONFIG.SYS should look similar to this: DEVICE = C:\STACKER\SSWAP.COM C: D: /SYNC or DEVICE = C:\STACKER\SSWAP.COM C:\STACVOL.DSK /SYNC If you have a version of STACKER prior to 2.0, or do not wish to use the /SYNC parameter, you must replace the AUTOEXEC.BAT file created by STACKER on the COMPRESSED drive with the AUTOEXEC.BAT file from the uncompressed "boot" drive. In the SWAPMAP example above, drive D: was C: at boot time, therefore D: is the boot drive. To replace AUTOEXEC.BAT go to the STACKER directory and type the following commands, pressing <ENTER> after each one. SATTRIB -R C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT COPY d:\AUTOEXEC.BAT C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT (where d: represents the uncompressed drive) ש Run 386MAX's Install program. When Install asks for the letter of the boot drive, enter the letter of the UNCOMPRESSED drive (D: in the given example). Do not run Maximize. After responding NO to Maximize, you will be returned to a DOS prompt. ש Create a 386MAX directory on the UNCOMPRESSED drive. Copy the following files into the directory: 386MAX.SYS 386MAX.PRO 386MAX.VXD <== Provides windows support 386LOAD.SYS 386LOAD.CFG XLAT.COM ש Change the device line in CONFIG.SYS on the uncompressed drive from: DEVICE = C:\386MAX\386MAX.SYS PRO=C:\386MAX\386MAX.PRO to: DEVICE = C:\386MAX\386MAX.SYS PRO=\386MAX\386MAX.PRO Make sure that the DEVICE= statement that loads 386MAX comes before the DEVICE= statements for STACKER.COM. Otherwise, STACKER drivers will not be considered candidates for loading into high DOS. ש Run Maximize from the 386MAX directory on the compressed drive (C: in the example given). When asked, tell Maximize that you boot from the uncompressed drive (D: in the example). If you have any problems installing 386MAX on your system, typing PREINST <ENTER> at the command line in the 386MAX subdirectory will return your CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT to the configuration prior to the installation of 386MAX. If you have problems after starting Maximize, PREMAXIM will return your CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT to the configuration prior to the last pass of Maximize. Please consult STACKER documentation and/or STACKER technical support for issues relating to STACKER. -------------- 386MAX and BlueMAX are trademarks of Qualitas, Inc. �