Microsoft KB Archive/108383
Contents of INSTALL.TXT in the Main FoxPro Directory
The information in this article applies to:
Below is the complete FoxPro for MS-DOS INSTALL.TXT file found in the main FoxPro directory (usually FOXPRO25).
INSTALLING FOXPRO FOR MS-DOS ============================
Three installation options are available with FoxPro for MS-DOS:
For information about Normal Installation, see the FoxPro for MS-DOS Installation and Configuration manual. FoxPro asks you several questions during the installation process. The default response is listed in brackets, for example:
Is this information correct? [Y] :
To choose the default response, press ENTER. These instructions assume that you are installing from drive A. If you are installing from another drive, please adjust the instructions accordingly.
ADMINISTRATIVE INSTALLATION (/A)
Before you start the Administrative Installation, the network must be operational and you must have read and write access to the network directory in which you want to install FoxPro. For more information, see your network software documentation.
To install FoxPro for MS-DOS for administrative use:
1. Insert FoxPro Disk 1 into drive A.
2. Type "A:\INSTALL /A" (without the quotation marks) at the MS-DOS prompt
and press ENTER.
3. Enter your name and company in the spaces provided. You will be asked to
confirm this information. If you re-install FoxPro, this information will automatically be included. When you start FoxPro for MS-DOS, this information will appear on the initialization screen.
4. The installation program suggests a directory in which to install FoxPro
for MS-DOS. To confirm that you want to install FoxPro in this directory, press ENTER. If you do not want to install FoxPro in the default directory, type N and press ENTER. You will be prompted for an installation directory.
5. If the directory in which FoxPro will be installed is not in your path,
the installation program asks you whether or not you want your path changed in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file. Press ENTER to allow the modification, or type N and press ENTER if you do not want your path modified.
6. The required FoxPro for MS-DOS files and all files necessary for
subsequent installations are copied to the server. When the basic installation is completed, you are prompted to press ESC to quit or any other key to continue with optional component installation.
Optional Component Installation
The optional components you choose to install in the Administrative Installation are available for workstation use; those components you do not install are not available. All FoxPro components remain available to those who perform Normal Installations after the Administrative Installation, regardless of which optional components you include.
Before installing optional components, the installation program prompts you to choose the type of monitor used with your system.
Use the arrow keys to highlight the appropriate monitor type and press ENTER.
During installation, you are given the option of installing the FoxPro supplemental programs and files. This step is identical to the corresponding step in Normal Installation. For more information, refer to the FoxPro for MS-DOS Installation and Configuration manual.
Stopping the Installation
If you want to stop the installation process, you can press ESC at any prompt or press CTRL+C at any time. Note that if you press CTRL+C, installation does not stop immediately. When it does, the MS-DOS prompt appears.
Installing Additional Files
After you have installed FoxPro, you can install any optional components that you did not specify during installation. To do so, restart FoxPro by typing FOX at the MS-DOS prompt and pressing ENTER. Insert any one of the product disks into the floppy drive and enter the following command in FoxPro's Command window:
You will be prompted to insert the disk or disks that contain the additional files that you want to install. NOTE: If you are installing from a drive other than A:, you will be instructed to select another source drive after the "Abort, Retry, Fail?" message.
WORKSTATION INSTALLATION (/N)
1. Type "X:\<path>\INSTALL /N" (without the quotation marks) at the MS- DOS prompt. X represents the network drive and <path> represents the directory in which FoxPro was installed with the Administrative Installation option. 2. The installation program suggests a directory in which to install FoxPro. To confirm that you want to install FoxPro in this directory, press ENTER. If you do not want to install FoxPro in the default directory, type N and press ENTER. You will be prompted for an installation directory. 3. If the directory in which FoxPro will be installed is not in your path, the installation program asks you whether or not you want your path changed in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file. Press ENTER to allow the modification, or type N and press ENTER if you do not want your path modified. 4. FOX.EXE is copied to your FoxPro directory. You can end the installation by pressing ESC at this point or press any other key to configure your FoxPro workstation. 5. An information screen explains FoxPro configuration and allows you to specify the directory for your configuration files to be created in. The default is your FoxPro directory. Press ENTER to accept this default or type your preferred directory in the text box and press ENTER. 6. Choose <<Continue with configuration>> to proceed or <Abort configuration procedure> to cancel the configuration procedure. 7. A dialog opens so that you can set the directories for: * CONFIG.FP - Your FoxPro configuration file. * FOXUSER - A FoxPro database that keeps track of window sizes and so on. * Overlay files - Since the FoxPro executable file is too large to fit in conventional memory at one time, parts of it are kept in overlay files and loaded into memory as needed. * Editor work files - Temporary files created during editing sessions. * Sort work files - Temporary files used during database sorting and indexing. * Program work file - Temporary program file. Descriptions of these options are included in the dialog. By default, FoxPro uses all available expanded memory. In this dialog, you are given the option to Limit EMS Available to FoxPro. There are three push buttons at the bottom of the dialog: <<OK>> - Accept the directories and EMS settings. <filer> - Open the FoxPro Filer accessory to view your directories before deciding on configuration directory defaults. <Cancel> - Cancel the configuration procedure. 8. You are given the option to have FoxPro update your AUTOEXEC.BAT file so that FoxPro looks for configuration information in the directories that you have specified. 9. You are given the option to have configuration changes written to your CONFIG.FP file.
10. Installation is complete. Press any key to start FoxPro. Remember to
reboot your machine so that changes made to your AUTOEXEC.BAT can take effect.
Additional reference words: FoxDos 2.50 2.50a 2.50b KBCategory: kbreadme kbsetup KBSubcategory:
Last Reviewed: April 18, 1995