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pmerge(8) [osf1 man page]

pmerge(8)						      System Manager's Manual							 pmerge(8)

pmerge - Builds a network bootable kernel. SYNOPSIS
/usr/sys/bin/pmerge bootfile new.kernel DESCRIPTION
The kernel, vmunix, is not bootable over the network. The pmerge utility prepends the bootfile onto the kernel image ( to cre- ate a new operating system image (new.kernel) that is bootable over the network. Instead of a booting a network loadable kernel, it is sometimes desired to bootstrap link a kernel over the network. In this case, (ker- is the name of the sysconfigtab file on the server containing the list of modules to be loaded to the client. These modules are then linked to create a bootable kernel on the client. The pmerge utility is used by doconfig(8) to create a bootable operating system for dataless management services (DMS) client systems to boot over the network. The pmerge utility is automatically invoked by doconfig(8) during the kernel build process and should not be invoked independently. The pmerge utility is located in /var/adm/dms/dmsn.alpha/root/usr/sys/bin on the DMS server. SEE ALSO
Commands: dmu(8), doconfig(8) Sharing Software on a Local Area Network pmerge(8)

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doconfig(8)						      System Manager's Manual						       doconfig(8)

       doconfig - a program to aid system configuration

       /etc/doconfig [-c config_file] [-e ed_script]

       The  shell  script modifies a copy of the GENERIC configuration file for a new ULTRIX system kernel.  The script prompts you for the system
       name.  If the system name does not currently exist, a system configuration file with that system name is built.

       Whether the configuration file is built or not, the script then allows you to edit, configure, and build until both the	configuration  and
       the kernel build run without errors.  Additional runs of can be made to tune the configuration further.

       When new hardware is added to a system, the configuration file should be updated to reflect the new system configuration.  When updating an
       existing configuration file or creating a new configuration file with the system must be operating the generic kernel or new  hardware  may
       not be found.  To successfully complete the process, follow these steps:

       1.   Save the running as

       2.   Move to

       3.   Reboot the system to single user mode.

       4.   Check file systems.

       5.   Mount the file system.

       6.   Run the program.  (When execution is complete, make a note of the message prints showing the path and location of the new

       7.   Move to

       8.   Copy the new (from the message noted above) to

       9.   Reboot the system.

       -c     The  name  of  the  existing  configuration  file should be supplied without specifying the pathname.  This file should exist in the
	      directory.  A new kernel is built using the specified configuration file.

       -e     When specified, the configuration file is edited by the ed script before building the new kernel.

See Also
       ed(1), config(8)
       Basic Installation Guide
       Guide to System Configuration File Maintenance

								       RISC							       doconfig(8)

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