NewDeal Technical Support Document 224
The installation process will not proceed normally if you do not have enough free disk space on your hard drive. You will need at least 10 Megabytes of free disk space for the program and even more disk space for your documents, plus 2 Megabytes of free space for temporary files while NewDeal is running.
To find out how much disk space you have, enter
dirat any DOS prompt. Look on the last line to see how many bytes you have free. If you are low on disk space, you must delete files or programs to make more room.
(or b:install if your disk is in the b: drive)
then follow the directions on screen.
To disable the TSRs, you can use the NewDeal Text File Editor, the Geoworks Notepad, the Windows Notepad, the MS-DOS Edit or Edlin command, the DR-DOS Editor, or NewHelp to edit your AUTOEXEC.BAT or CONFIG.SYS files. Before you change them, however, make a bootable floppy disk (also called a system disk) and copy your original CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT to the floppy so you can start your computer from this floppy in case of problems. If you aren't familiar with your AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files, see technical support document 206 (CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT) or study your DOS manual or a DOS primer.
To give your NewDeal software enough memory to install, type
REMand a space at the beginning of the line that loads each TSR you can do without to temporarily disable it. For example, if you have the line
DEVICE = C:\DOS\ANSI.SYSchange it to read:
REM DEVICE = C:\DOS\ANSI.SYSIf you are using disk compression, make sure you do NOT disable any line that refers to your disk compression software. If you see lines that refer to HIMEM.SYS or DOS=HIGH, don't disable those lines either. Save the revised AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files and reboot your computer, then try to install your NewDeal software.
If you own a 386 or 486 computer and have at least 2 MB of RAM, you should consider using an Expanded Memory Manager to load some of your TSRs and device drivers into upper memory. See your DOS manual or consult a computer software dealer for more information on expanded memory managers.
chkdsk /fIf you are asked to "Convert lost chains to files?" enter Y for Yes. This is an indication that errors were found on the drive and an attempt was made to fix them. You should try to install your NewDeal software again. If CHKDSK does not find errors, this doesn't necessarily mean that the hard disk is error-free. You may want to run a more sophisticated disk checking utility, such as Norton's DiskDoctor, PC Tool's DiskFix, or Microsoft's ScanDisk. It is a good idea to run such a disk checking utility periodically to keep your hard drive in good working order.
chkdsk A:or, even better, use your disk scanning utility. If the diskettes contain errors, try using the DOS command DISKCOPY to make full copies of the diskettes. Try installing from the copies. If the copies don't work, you will need replacement disks. Call NewDeal customer service department for replacements.
(or chkdsk B: if your diskette is in the B: drive)
NewDeal software provides several LOADER.EXE files - one for each supported video device:
loaderhg.exe for HerculesDuring installation, the correct file for your video type is renamed to LOADER.EXE. For example, if you have a VGA monitor, LOADERVG.EXE would be renamed to LOADER.EXE.
loadermc.exe for mcga
loadercg.exe for cga
loadereg.exe for ega
loadervg.exe for vga
Sometimes the installation program can't rename the file and there is an error message such as "Error in script line 244 - error renaming file." If this happens, follow these steps
REN LOADERVG.EXE LOADER.EXE(substitute the correct LOADERxx.EXE in the place of LOADERVG.EXE if you are using a different type of video).
[screen0]For a Hercules-compatible adapter,use:
device = VGA 640x480 16 color
driver = Standard VGA Driver
[screen 0]For an EGA-compatible adapter, use:
device = Hercules HGC Compatible: 720 x 348 Mono
driver = Hercules Monochrome Driver
[screen 0]For a CGA-compatible adapter, use:
device = EGA: 640x350 16-color
driver = EGA Driver
[screen 0]For an IBM-MCGA adapter, use:
device = CGA: Compatible: 640x200 Mono
driver = CGA Driver
[screen 0]Once your NewDeal software is installed and running, you can launch Preferences and use the video module to change your video display type.
device = IBM MCGA: 640x480 Mono
driver = MCGA Driver
At the DOS prompt, use the EDIT command (or DR-DOS 6 EDITOR ) or some other text editor to modify the GEOS.INI file. A typical command to launch the DOS editor would be:
EDIT C:\NEWDEAL\GEOS.INIIn your editor, look for the line near the beginning of the GEOS.INI file that reads:
continueSetup = truechange it to
continueSetup = falseThen exit the editor and run NewDeal normally.
If the diskettes are copies of the original installation diskettes and do not have the same names as the originals, or if the diskettes have been renamed, the installer may not recognize the disks properly. Try removing the volume labels. In other words, rename the diskettes with blank or empty names. You can use the LABEL command at the DOS prompt, like this:
LABEL A:Then press ENTER to give the diskette no name. Repeat for each diskette.
If that doesn't work, here are a few other approaches:
For further information, consult either NEWHELP or INSTALL.TXT.
ATTRIB -R GEOS.INIIf you use Windows, you can check for and change the Read-Only attribute using Windows File Manager or Windows Explorer.